Aria Blend Blonde Roast (K-Cup)
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Africa; Central and South America.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$24.95/32 K-Cups|
|Review Date:||February 2015|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a licensed K-Cup capsule containing 11+ grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Dry, zesty, citrusy. Citrus zest, sweetly pungent, berry-like fruit, fresh-cut oak, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk, distinctly bittersweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Crisp, richly drying finish.
Notes: With the introduction of its lighter-roasted “Blonde” blends a couple of years ago, Starbucks broke with its long commitment to dark-roasting. Visit www.starbucks.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Keurig owners who enjoy a brisk, citrusy cup; not the usual roasty Starbucks cup.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2015 tasting report: K-Cups and Other Cups: Capsule Single-Serve Coffees