Friday, December 12, 2014

Starbucks Christmas Blend Whole Bean Coffee

Starbucks Christmas Blend Whole Bean Coffee
I picked this Starbucks Christmas Blend Whole Bean Coffee up on a whim while shopping the other night and boy did I pick a real winner.

When the bag was first opened, I was hit with an aroma rush of nuts, coffee and cocoa. Once the Vienna roast colored beans were ground in the hand grinder, a slightly fruity aroma took over.

I brewed this using my normal pour-over ratio of .6 oz of coffee to 10 oz. of water.

From the cup the Christmas Blend was bold yet sweet, with a smooth, slightly syrupy mouthfeel and a cleansing palate wash.

The full bodied flavors had notes of pecans, stone fruit, cocoa, toast with an underlying hint of spice. It was quite tasty.

Overall this Starbucks Christmas Blend Whole Bean Coffee brewed into a nice cup of well balanced coffee. 

Rated 92