5 out of 5 coffee cups
The beginning of September means fall is well on its way. Cooler temps, changing leaves, apples, and pumpkins come with fall — as does the Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend. I know what you’re thinking: It’s way too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving. But each year the release of the Thanksgiving Blend creeps up and it’s gone from shops before we know it (so Starbucks can roll out their Holiday Blend).
The Thanksgiving Blend definitely doesn’t get the attention it deserves. They created it with the traditional Thanksgiving meal in mind, and it resulted in a coffee that complements the whole meal (especially pumpkin pie!) perfectly. Since it’s on such a limited release, you’re guaranteed to have a bag of very fresh coffee when you purchase the Thanksgiving blend.
The coffee is a Sumatra/Guatemala Antigua blend that is full-bodied and spicy. It’s a dark roast that is full and rich, but not too strong because of its spicy qualities. There are earthy herbal and cocoa hints, and it has a mild acidity that is sweet and nutty.
Near the end of October and beginning of November be on the lookout for the Thanksgiving blend. I know I plan to stock up a stash of this blend to get me through the holidays — because, to be honest, the Holiday Blend doesn’t hold up against it!
About the author: Sarah Beckman is an editor at Affordable Style where she writes about how to style. In her free time, she loves to curl up with a good book, her reading glasses, and a hot cup of coffee.