|Starbucks' Blonde Willow Coffee: Do Not Confuse Light Roast with Weak Cup!|
Fresh-tasting and robust, Starbucks' new Blonde Roast is coffee the way it tasted in the United States and Scandinavia before the dark-roast craze made everyone forget.... Yes, there is a good, old-fashioned coffee available in the ubiquitous Starbucks cafés, and you can take home a bag of the ground beans and brew it to your desired strength. My Scandinavian mother-in-law brought me this bag of Starbucks Blonde Willow Blend ground coffee lately, and as I made it for dessert in our French press, we passed it round the table so that we could breathe-in its lovely aroma. Usually, coffee smells better than it tastes, but not in this case--Starbucks' new offering, which I brewed using two tablespoons per cup because we Scandinavians prefer it strongly-brewed--tastes delightful (many who patronise Starbucks confuse strongly-brewed with darkly-roasted, and they are two vastly different things). Many moons ago, I promised to review Starbucks Blonde coffee, and I am now very happy to recommend it!
©Jeanne "M-J" de Mesterton, May 2012