Starbucks Reserve subscription coffee Papua New Guinea Moanti paired with a dark chocolate macaron, stuffed with nutella and topped with candied yellow bell pepper and edible gold stars. I served the coffee in a red bell pepper for a visit from my regional director and regional vice president….
A few months ago, Starbucks Canada launched Blonde espresso, and there were rumors that it was coming to the states as well. There are a few test stores, but the vast majority of stores did not get it. As usual, I am spoiled and got a sample to try and share with my partners, but surprise! All stores received a shipment to brew as a 2017 limited edition Blonde roast, and I could not be more excited.
I love a good dark roast, but when it comes to espresso, I really love the blondes. Veranda Blend has been a go to for my home espresso machine since it was released. This new limited edition blonde roast rocks. It is so sweet and smooth, perfect for espresso or brewed up as traditional coffee!…
Starbucks is testing the facebook @ work platform, and I am in the pilot for it. It is essentially, facebook, but only for Starbucks partners, and you can only access it by logging in with your global username and password. It is actually a very cool way to interact with partners all over the globe! I joined the coffee tastings group (naturally), and there were a few partners challenging each other to use fruit as a vessel. Kenya in grapefruits, Colombia Las Margaritas inside a pear, Willow blend in a lemon, it kind of turned into a coffee tasting throwdown. I decided to join the fun and serve up the real pumpkin spice latte.
Colombia Santana El Bolsón prepared as an espresso shot and served in a tomato. I added thyme leaves to the grounds and portafilter prior to brewing to extract the thyme flavor into the espresso shot….