Do you ever forget how much you like a certain food or place or person until you reconnect? That’s how I felt when I got back in touch with Starbucks House Blend.
I’ve spent so much time sampling, savoring and celebrating dark roast coffees in the past couple of years, that I truly didn’t remember how much I liked medium roast coffees.
Starbucks offered free tall House Blend coffee last Friday for one day only. It was a marketing effort designed to re-introduce people to the one that started it all.
When I walked up to the counter and asked the barista for my free cup, she said, “It’s medium. You like bold.” I said, “Yes, but I think I want to try it again. It’s been so long I can’t remember what it tastes like.” The barista said, “We never brew it.”
That’s too bad actually because it’s really good coffee. I think House Blend got replaced by Pike’s Place as the “standard coffee” at Starbucks.
I enjoyed it so much that I bought a pound last weekend and have brewed it every morning since. It caused me to stop and reflect on what other old friends I might need to go back and take a look at and taste.
"Make new friends – but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” (author unknown)