Who are you going to vote for?

Starbucks is at it again. And I love it!

On May 6, people throughout New England will be able to vote for a blend that will be renamed for our region of the country.

The candidates are a light roast, a dark-smoky blend, and. the obvious front-runner (for my taste buds!), “citrus undertones.”

I’m really worried that some mamsy-pamsy light roast may be named for our region. So I’m lobbying for my candidate with this pin.

I figure the light roasts can stay at Dunkin Donuts.

Fortymile Blend really exists…

…honestly! See, I’ve taken a picture of it.

I can’t find it on the Starbucks website but I’m definitely finding it in the store.

You may think my earlier post about the delights of Fortymile Blend passing over your tastebuds was a bit over-the-top. It’s not.

If you see it offered at a store, do yourself a favor and give it a try.

Your tastebuds will sing your praises!

Starbuck’s “Forty Mile Blend”

I’ve just had another amazing cup of coffee from Starbucks: Forty Mile Blend.

This blend is made exclusively of peaberrys–the name given to the coffee cherries that only develop one bean. Instead of the normal flat sided beans, peaberrys are rounded on both sides. Some say this adds a different taste profile.

The story behind the blend’s name is that finding these peaberries is as difficult as panning for gold. So they named it after a famous gold panning river.

The taste was bright and palate cleansing. But the most enjoyable, and surprising, elemenet was the way the taste slowly expanded to fill your mouth. The closest I can come to describing it is thinking of listening to a beautiful concerto on a low volume and then slowly increasing the volume. It never got overbearing. But all the complex sensations were never threatened. They just got “bigger” as you savored each swallow.

I know, this sounds corny. But try a cup before you mock me. You’ll have to buy your own; I’ve finished my supply!

[I have utterly failed to find this coffee listed on any websites, Starbucks-owned or not! I really did buy a pound at the Starbucks store in Bangor!]

Two incredible coffees and a great conference

Last week at the Vineyard USA National Leaders’ Conference in Columbus, I happily stumbled across two incredible blends of Starbucks coffee: Komodo Dragon and Arabian Mocha Timor.

The Komodo Dragon has all the wonderfully spicy tastes of a great Indonesian. It practically reverberates across your taste buds like the clapper in a bell keeps making noise even after the bell stops moving.

The Arabian Mocha Timor has an incredible lively wine-like taste profile. It justs dances over your tongue!

Ah. I really, really like good coffee. *grin*

The conference was awesome. To hear free audio from the conference, go to this page on the Vineyard USA. Be sure to listen to the two sessions by Bert Waggoner. You’ll want to listen to them a few times.