The newest Reserve Starbucks Coffee (coming soon, December 16th) will be a Colombia Montebenito small-lot coffee. I went to a coffee tasting for this coffee on the 9th and thought I’d share that experience here. Coffee Master Corey (at the University Village 3 Starbucks) lead us through a tasting for the Colombia, pairing it with […]
Do you have your Thanksgiving Blend coffee ready for Thanksgiving this week? You can find Thanksgiving Blend online at StarbucksStore.com or at your local neighborhood Starbucks. Thanksgiving Blend was first introduced into the Starbucks coffee lineup on November 4, 2008. Here’s the official Starbucks.com article (from 2008) on Thanksgiving Blend. This past Monday, November 24th, […]
Starbucks Ethiopia Gemadro, Guatemala San Isidro estate coffee, and Costa Rica La Candelilla coffee.
As every good barista knows, the coffees that can be found at retailers like grocery stores, Target, Walmart,Costco and such retailers may be different than what’s in the actual Starbucks stores. This is just what Starbucks does, and has done for several years. For example, grocery store Starbucks coffee offerings have included Fall Blend, Spring […]
Coffee Education: Starbucks Hacienda Alsacia; Reserve Colombia El Penol; Geish La Ines; Anniversary Blend.
Yesterday, (10-18-14) I participated in a coffee tasting bonanza. It’s funny because it wasn’t totally planned as such but ended up being an amazing day of coffee tastings! I tried the following: Tasting Starbucks Hacienda Alsacia in a compare/contrast tasting with the Starbucks Reserve Geisha La Ines. Starbucks Reserve Colombia El Penol paired with food. […]
Tonight (September 9, 2014) I attended a coffee seminar presented by Starbucks coffee headquarters partner Leslie Wolford. We compared and contrasted three coffees from Panama, all sourced from different farms. All three coffees come from the Volcán growing region of Panama. Leslie Wolford is 24-year Starbucks partner who is part of a small […]
At about 8:30 AM today (Sunday, August 17, 2014) I dropped by Roy Street Coffee and Tea. It’s been way too long since I spotlighted this store. This location is entirely owned and operated by Starbucks. In fact, it’s one of just a few stores that are considered to be “Inspired by Starbucks” stores. An […]
I took Monday, July 7, 2014 off from work. Previously, I had contacted my regular contact person inside the Starbucks Support Center (the headquarters “SSC”) and mentioned that I wanted to drink Starbucks Root Beer and see the new coffee education area of the support center. The Starbucks sparkling beverages are only available in the […]
Two new Starbucks Reserve coffees are here! They’re available in Starbucks Reserve locations or at StarbucksStore.com. The first is the Maui Mokka Reserve, which as the name implies, is a mokka varietal coffee, grown in Maui. The StarbucksStore.com website describes it as having flavors of candied fruit and chocolate. I went to a coffee seminar […]
A reader of this site sent in her photos and recipe for Starbucks Brezza Blend made as a cold brew, sangria-like beverage (lots of fruit in it). I haven’t tried this but the pictures were so stunning and it sounded so delicious that I thought I would share her recipe here. Starbucks Brezza Blend is […]
There is a new Starbucks Reserve coffee now available in stores! I went to a coffee tasting at the East Olive Way Starbucks last night and had the chance to try this new coffee. This is an outstanding new Reserve. It’s so smooth and creamy. I bought a bag of it while I was there, […]