I just love discovering new types of coffee and new flavors as part of the Starbucks Coffee Blogger Community! My latest package from the coffee masters at Starbucks focuses on the new Starbucks Single Origin Coffee.
What is Single Origin Coffee, you ask? Coffee beans get many of their distinguishing characteristics from the soil, climate and elevation where they are cultivated. Single-Origin coffee is exclusively sourced from a single location, and the resulting flavor is unique to that place of origin. There are three distinct flavors I had the opportunity to try. Read on for the breakdown of what makes each special to their unique region!
Rwanda Rift Valley
Rwandan farmers, committed to improving the quality of their beans, are cultivating some truly amazing coffees. This one features spicy dark chocolate notes with rich aromas. It flourishes in the nutrient-rich soil – a stunning red in color – of Rwanda’s Rift Valley. It delivers an elegant flavor to your cup and a promising future to Rwanda’s premium-coffee growers.
Timor Mount Ramelau
This coffee is cultivated near Mount Ramelau, a lush forested peak in East Timor where the weather is perfectly temperate. It features mild spice notes with a roasty-sweet finish. Nurtured in the backyards of small-holder farmers, only the ripest coffee cherries are selected, resulting in a smooth, refined cup.
Guatemala Laguna de Ayrza
This smooth, medium-bodied coffee thrives in the highlands of Santa Rosa, Guatemala, above a double caldera lake. The rich volcanic soils allow the beans to mature slowly as their delicate flavors become deeper and more complex. It is rich and balanced with lively flavor notes.
My friends at Starbucks also sent me the perfect pot to brew it in along with a cozy coffee mug for ultimate experience in tasting. I love all three of these coffees, but after experiencing the ultimate taste test I think the Rwanda Rift Valley is my fav. It’s also available in K-Cup form for all of my Kuerig users out there. Try some today!