Serena Organic Blend
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Review Date:||February 2004|
Blind Assessment: A delicate cup with impressive complexity: Lemon, smoky spice and milk chocolate notes carry with subtle variation from aroma through finish. In the cup, shows a fine balance of sweet acidity and a subtle roastiness, the roast making itself felt mainly in the smoky spice. The five cups I sampled displayed some unevenness; otherwise I would rate this silky, aromatic blend even higher.
Notes: Of the some twenty-four Starbucks offerings reviewed here over the past several years this blend, composed of certified organically grown coffees, may be the most impressive. It is one of Starbucks' "Commitment to Origin" line of limited release coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Starbucks scoffers.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2004 tasting report: Pacific Northwest Coffees