It’s time to treat yourself to Starbucks® delicious holiday season coffees.

Personally, we’re thrilled that two of our favorites are on the shelves.

Here’s what to look for:
 
 
STARBUCKS HOLIDAY COFFEE

  • Starbucks Holiday Blend. The box states it’s a medium roast, but it tastes more like a dark roast (our preferred roast) to us. We like it so much more than the year-round dark roasts we’ve been using, that we purchased six more boxes of K-cups to tide us over until Holiday 2021.
  • The box says the coffee has maple and herbal notes. We didn’t detect them, but loved the rich flavor just the same.
  • Starbucks Peppermint Mocha, chocolatey and minty with a natural sweetness (but no added sweetener, and all natural flavors).
  • In fact, Peppermint Mocha is so naturally sweet that our “recipe” of half coffee, half milk turns a cup of coffee into a drinkable dessert.
  • Add whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream, and top with crushed candy canes (photo #1).
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    Both flavors are available in Roast & Ground and K-Cup® pods during the holiday season, while supplies last.

  • Starbucks Holiday Blend is also available in two new formats: Starbucks By Nespresso and Fresh Brew Ground Coffee Cans.
  • Peppermint Mocha is also available in Starbucks VIA Instant Peppermint Mocha Latte packets.
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    Need something that is ready to sip? Here are two in bottles:

  • Starbucks Frappuccino Peppermint Mocha, the classic creamy bottled Frappuccino with holiday flavors.
  • Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Iced Espresso.
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    TIP FOR SWEETER COFFEE OR TEA

    If you like sweetness in your coffee or tea but not a sweetener, buy Lactaid or other lactose-free milk.

    Lactose-free milk contains an enzyme called lactase that helps break down the naturally-occurring milk sugar, lactose, into two simple sugars: glucose and galactose.

    The lactose-free milk seems sweeter than regular milk because they can taste of the break-down of the lactose bonds.

    Lactose-free milk is one of our favorite “diet” tips for people who want something a tad sweeter.
     
     
    > COFFEE GLOSSARY: THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COFFEE

    > THE HISTORY OF COFFEE

     


    [1] Starbucks Peppermint Mocha coffee turns into a sweet snack or a drinkable dessert (all photos © Starbucks).


    [2] Starbucks Holiday Blend, with maple and herbal notes.


    [3] Peppermint Mocha is a chocolatey, minty treat.

     

      

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