This new coffee roast popped up at my local grocery store last week. Intrigued, I bought a pound of the Willow blend gave it a spin.

I’ve tried many other Starbucks roasts, and I have to say that this is definitely my favorite. Slightly acidic, it has a delicate taste with hints of lemon, lending itself well, in my opinion, to both drip coffee and espresso.

Looking around online, it seems that most people dislike their new blonde roasts when brewed in store. If you tried their new coffee at their store and didn’t enjoy it, I suggest you reconsider, buy a bag, and brew your own cup. For me, this blend is going to be a staple in my pantry.