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Aria Blend Blonde Roast (K-Cup)

Location: Seattle, Washington

Origin: Africa; Central and South America.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $24.95/32 K-Cups

Review Date: February 2015

Agtron: 0/65

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 6

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

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

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