Special Reserve, Harvest 2003
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Review Date:||November 2003|
Blind Assessment: Pungently roasty with cantaloupe notes in the aroma. In the cup softens nicely, allowing some sweet lemon and grapefruit notes to glisten in the smooth, rather delicate roastiness. Sweet but gently astringent finish.
Notes: Judging by the best by date and the complex aromatics, the sample reviewed here was relatively freshly roasted, not always the case with Starbucks coffees. Visit or call 800-782-7282 for more info.
Who Should Drink It: Plenty good enough for emergencies.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2003 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees