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Starbucks Natural Fusions Coffee Giveaway

by on July 29, 2010 · 169 comments

I take my coffee black with a side of cookies. My favorite brew is Sumatra, but I like Kona when I can get it and love a good espresso now and then. What I rarely order is flavored coffee. I used to like it, but one morning someone accidentally brewed mint coffee and I drank it with peanut butter toast. From that point on, I stopped bringing flavored coffee into the house…or at least mint. Every so often I’ll buy a cinnamon flavored coffee for the spouse, but I usually stay away from it these days because the added flavors so often overwhelm the brew. At least until now.

Starbucks Coffee

A few weeks ago Starbucks sent us samples of their new Natural Fusions, which is a blend of hand-selected Arabica beans and natural spices and botanicals. What you get is a coffee with more than a hint of flavor (you can definitely taste it) but a flavor that mingles well with the beans and doesn’t overpower — case in point, the Caramel Fusion which I’ve been drinking with just about everything. At first, I could really taste the caramel flavor. But by my third sip I was enjoying the nuances of what tasted like burnt sugar and didn’t find the blended flavors overpowering in the least. And yes, it does go well with peanut butter or chocolate or whatever the sweet of the day is. Today I’m drinking Caramel Fusion with Peanut Butter Cup Toffee Cookies. I can’t share the cookies, but I can share the coffee with one person.

If you’d like a chance at receiving a set of three new bags of Starbucks Natural Fusion Coffee, tell me what your favorite brew of coffee is and what you like to drink it with. I or my associate (Fuzz) will pick a random number and match it up with the comment. This giveaway will end tomorrow (Friday) at midnight. I’m keeping it short so your odds will be better. Good luck!

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Published on July 29, 2010

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Kathy July 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I love Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. But the absolute best coffee I’ve ever had is Douwe Egbert. I just wish I could by it for my home….

Rachel July 30, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I love Starbuck’s Yukon coffee, and I think it would actually be lovely with chocolate chip cookies. But what wouldn’t be?

Sarah L July 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I love Cuvee coffee that is roasted in Spicewood, TX. It is a-mazing!

Angela July 30, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I love Kona especially with mexican conchas (sweet bread). :)

Olivia July 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I love all coffee, but especially The Fresh Market’s Organic Sumatran Dark Roast. It is beyond amazing in cappuccinos!

Lindsay July 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm

I like either Italian or Espresso Roast, Peet’s or Starbucks. I will have it brewed with a spash of milk, or as two shots with a spash of milk, in the morning as I wake up (and fall back asleep).

Katy July 30, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I love The Fresh Market’s coffees… I think my favorite thus far is probably the Sumatran blend. But I’ll drink just about any flavor of coffee, as long as it’s brewed well… :-) And I like my coffee with a sesame seed bagel, or if I’m feeling anti-diet, a cinnamon powdered sugar cake donut. Or if it’s post-dinner, a dark chocolate brownie. Yum!

Heather - Ghost Baker July 31, 2010 at 9:34 am

I love a good Sumatra brew, particularly brewed over ice with a little milk and a dash of vanilla extract. I like my coffee with something sweet, like a square of dark chocolate. yum!

Susie July 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I haven’t had flavored grounds in years…it was just too overpowering. It’s good to know that things have improved!

I generally go with a dark roast or Sumatra and add a bit of cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla or almond extract. Yum to any of those.

Brenda July 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I’ve been drinking Starbucks House Blend lately. Before that was a Guatemalan blend or numerous other flavored blends from Boca Java.

Claudia July 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm

At home I use HEB ‘Taste of the Hill Country’ coffee beans. Yum! The other ‘Taste of…’ flavors are good too.

LimeCake August 1, 2010 at 12:40 am

i love any freshly ground coffee from Peet’s. Espresso, please!

Megan August 1, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I love Folger’s Creme Brulee coffee. While in the the Netherlands I discovered these cookies called stroopwaffels. They are round cookies that the Dutch set on top of their coffee cups and the steam from the coffee warms and softens the cookies. They are by far my favorite thing to have with coffee!

Rainee August 2, 2010 at 11:42 am

my fav is Starbucks Shade grown Mexican, it is mellow and rich and i love it. not cheap though so i usually drink Folgers Black Silk.

Katrina August 2, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I just love a vanilla brew with a donut…yum!

susitravl August 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I love any kind of French Vanilla Coffee with a delicious donut!

Ashley August 7, 2010 at 7:42 pm

I can’t get enough Starbucks Espresso Roast. There is nothing like starting my day with a cup of caffeinated goodness and a banana nut muffin.

Debra C - FL August 8, 2010 at 7:23 am

My favorite coffee resides at Einstein Bagels. The vanilla hazelnut … black with no additives is by far the best in my opinion.

Jim Cook September 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Jim – California
We enjoy the Starbucks or Seattle Mountain Sumatra, especially with Brown & Haley Almost Roca Biscotti (hard to find) but so good…

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