Sunday, December 14, 2008

I Love Starbucks' CHRISTmas Blend

I am loving Starbucks' Christmas Blend coffee... because it is made with my favourite ever beans - Old Brown Java:
...Some estates age a portion of their coffee for up to three years. During this time, the coffee is "monsooned", by exposing it to warm, moist air during the rainy season. As they age, the beans turn from green to light brown, and the flavor gains strength while losing acidity. These aged coffees are called Old Government, Old Brown or Old Java.
Its a shame the blend will be gone after Christmas... just like Gingerbread Lattes. Ah well... one more thing to look forward to next year.

I love Old Brown Java because it reminds me of Olly. Before we were married I used to go through to Hamilton at the weekends. I would meet her for lunch on a Saturday (she was working in Woolworths) and we would eat at a local coffeehouse. It was there that I fell in love with Old Brown. I had fallen in love with Olly a long time before!

What's your favourite bean (or leaf)... and why?

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nealb said...

its kinda like the liturgical calendar, eh?
gingerbread lattes in advent..

is there an equivalent for lent..?

Judith said...

my word you have been a busy boy today - so many posts LOL
I am not a coffee drinker even if it does come from Starbuck :) however my step-nephew (if there is such a word) Captain Marcus Mylechreest who is currently stationed in Southern Ireland is a great fan of Starbucks and is working his away around them all in the south!!! his blog is called Views from a Coffee house on

darrin said...

ethiopian limu is my coffee bean of choice

i sought out ethiopian coffee after watching the film black gold and also seeing starbucks denying ethiopian growers copyright on the names of their beans

i'm also intrigued that ethiopia was the birthplace of coffee and thank the unknown person who hacked through the rain forest and happened upon the first berries

RSVP said...

set 1 of that show

noel interview


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