Hyped for Holiday Blend!
Woo-hoo!! November 3rd – the first offer day for Holiday Blend – is right around the corner! I was just taking a look back at some of the things said about Holiday Blend in ’07. This came from some Oly/Atl exchange cupping notes in early December:
“Bananas Foster like. Banana-nut bread, carmel and rum spice – FESTIVE! “
Then these notes on Holiday Blend came from a blind cupping of various blends last November – Holiday Blend was “Coffee ‘E’”:
“Coffee E…nutty, hints of maple, carmel corn, balanced, spicey…syrupy body and spicey edge… sandalwood impression…A top…” !
Here are some initial observations on Holiday Blend ’08:
In the dry grounds aroma - toffee, chocolate and walnut. After adding hot water – Hints of sweet dried fruit and shortbread, fruitcake? Then some flavor notes: Sweet toasty chocolatey s’mores, macaroon, dark cherry and vanilla, holiday chocolate and fruit confections!