As it’s Christmas time there is the reason to visit Starbucks for their Christmas Blend. This year there were two options the normal blend and the Espresso Blend, so I decided to go different and chose the espresso for use at home.
It says it the same as the traditional blend, a different bean is used for a darker roast and I have to say I really liked it. It has the same flavours, but more intense, which I love in a coffee.
I am also a fan of the packaging. It feels christmassy going and buying this and picking up the red bag of beans, plus a lovely message on the side:
Opening the bag to lovely gleaming beans with a burst of smell that comes from a new bag. I need to find a candle that gives of the coffee scent, but haven’t seen one for a long time.
The beans ground nicely into a fine coffee for my espresso machine.
I have tried this so far as a latte and a straight espresso and it works well with both. I also had in my eggnog latte christmas shopping, but hat overpowered by the eggnog!
I love the run up to Christmas and buying this blend has become a tradition for me.