|STARBUCKS RESERVE (R) BRAZIL FAZENDA APUCARANA|
If Sunday is a day of rest, why not reserve some time for Starbucks Reserve (R) Brazil Fazenda Apucarana.
I just happened upon this offering when I stopped at the Clover store the other night after work. I wasn't really in the market for a bag of beans, I was just "browsing" to see what was new.
While it doesn't make my list of favorite Starbucks Reserve (R) coffees, it's actually a very good cup of coffee. Slightly more acidic than others that I've tried, but certainly has a nice complexion of flavors. Chocolate-y, sort of "smoky," and while it's billed as a "medium roast," it definitely ventures more onto the dark side.
I made the first cup with my electric brewer and the second cup with a Chemex (TM) pour over.
At $12.95 for an eight ounce bag, it's slightly more than Starbucks regular coffees, but yet being offered at a price point that doesn't make it seem at all "elitist."
All in all, an enjoyable cup of "not-your-average-joe" for a relaxing Sunday morning.