The Starbucks Christmas blonde is one of the best roasts Starbucks has to offer. It contains Sumatra beans found in other Starbucks holiday blends as well as Latin American beans that bring out citrus notes and softer spice character.
It has a very nutty aroma with pleasant hints of fruit. A slight pine aroma is also present. At first sip it is full bodied with a bit of a toasty with a very strong coffee taste. It is very citrus with some orange notes, perhaps cherry. However, the citrus is very mellow it does not over power the coffee by any means.
This coffee also contains some nice holiday spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. This is my go to roasts this time of year. It pairs well with baked apples, pears, cookies and danishes.