A Starbucks Roastery exclusive, Panama Carmen Estate was only sold in limited quantities. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a half pound and used it for my monthly development meeting. La Croix sparkling lemon water used as a palate cleanser….
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!…
According to Starbucks legend, Yukon Blend was the winner of a “name that blend” contest. Yukon blend was created in 1971 for one of Starbucks original customers, the captain of a fishing boat in the Bering Sea. He wanted a blend for his crew that could stand up to the frigid mornings and long days of fishing in the cold waters where the Yukon River meets the Sea.
This hearty and well rounded blend pairs well with oatmeal and cinnamon, but has toasty notes that I thought might pair well with brown butter. But then I got to thinking, what if I infused butter with coffee and then browned it?
And then coffee brown butter was born.
Just a quick note to let you all know I have a family emergency that is taking me to California for an undetermined amount of time. I probably won’t be updating here too much, if at all, but I will keep all of my social channels updated.
If you are in the Sacramento area, please drop me a comment of what store, and maybe I can pop by for a coffee tasting 🙂 You know my suitcase is stocked with coffee from the Roastery 😉