Monday, October 3, 2016

Starbucks Saint Helena

Starbucks Saint Helena | VSCO

During our first big trip to Seattle together, we had the convenience of staying in the downtown area. It was within a ten minute walk to the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room. Being Starbucks fanatics and aficionados, we knew we had to try everything that the Roastery offered. From the different brewing methods to the exclusive coffees of the Roastery, we definitely had a blast tasting the unique coffee that is only offered there.

When we arrived at the Roastery on the first day, we encountered the Saint Helena coffee and were lucky enough to try it in sample cups. Many of the baristas there called it "the coffee of the gods" and upon tasting, we could see why it was called that. This coffee is only farmed once a year and Starbucks had the privilege of buying one-third of the entire farm's production this year. Tasting notes for this coffee describe it as "delicate with subtle floral aromas leading to soft citrus and caramel notes." 

The beans sold for $20 for 2 ounces. We were lucky to buy some when we did because the next day it was completely sold out. Justin was slightly bummed out because he was ready to buy another 2 ounces if it was still available. When we came back home we waited patiently for our coffee to de-gas. About a week later we enjoyed our first cup using a French Press and a splash of Hazelnut creamer. Truly a god-like coffee.

– C –

Starbucks Saint Helena | VSCO