Recently I tried Starbucks 'blonde roast' coffee. It was recommended to me months ago by a couple of friends. They talked of it's wonderful smoothness, and delicious taste...which for many is uncharacteristic of any Starbucks coffee. I will admit, that even I find they can be a bit bitey or 'burnt' tasting. Upon trying certain blends, I've even commented to Todd that I felt like I'd smoked a cigarette after drinking them. (Not that I'd actually know, since I've never in my life smoked anything...but whatever. It tasted like my dad always smelled, so it was my best guess.)
But let me just say, I've tasted, and I'm a believer that blondes...at least when it comes to coffee roasts...really are more fun!!
Last week I had a long afternoon drive to attend a 3-hour meeting, followed by another long drive home. I knew it was going to be...well...long...so I figured a nice shot of caffeine would be in order. I thought I remembered someone warning me that the blonde roast was more caffeinated, and I decided to do a little research to confirm this. Sure enough, the blonde roast is the highest caffeination of all the roasts. Here's a quick explanation of why...
|Spectrum of beans..."blondes to the left, please..."|
|"Gimme the big 'un!"|
But it was sooooo good. So good, in fact, that I went and splurged a second time last week... And found myself battling against a desire for a third. At which point I realized, I really can't support a Sbux addiction, so I needed to say no. But I will confess to buying a bag of blonde last night at Target to brew at home...still a treat, but FAR less costly. And, hey...it was on sale! Don't you judge me... ;) (Apparently what is true for hair is also true for coffee...blonde is best done by someone else, but cheaper to do at home...)
I also just realized, in doing some more research, that next week is the one-year anniversary of Starbucks introducing this...so here's to you and Happy Anniversary you beautiful blonde... :)