Starbucks Reserve Christmas 2015 (December 2015)
Starbucks Reserve Christmas Blend launched at the Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room about November 12, 2015, and had a nationwide launch into 3,882 Starbucks stores on December 7, 2015.
Starbucks Reserve Christmas Blend combines Aged Sumatra and Costa Rica Hacienda Alsacia coffees for beautiful sweet spice flavor notes. I’ve heard it said that the lot of Aged Sumatra used for the Reserve Christmas Blend is much smaller than the lot used for the core Christmas Blend, and so only a small quantity of Reserve Christmas Blend could be produced. The lot of Aged Sumatra used for the Reserve Christmas Blend was aged for five years. The card to accompany the Reserve Christmas Blend conjures up an image of a red-tonal snowflake.
Starbucks describes it as a flavor of “sweet mandarin and mulled spices, a cup that tastes like Christmas.“