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Brew of the Week–Casi Cielo

March 18, 2010

This Guatemala blend was made in conjunction with the chefs at Canlis in Seattle. Or as my barista told me “that really expensive restaurant downtown.” It’s a bit disappointing that it is only available a few months a year.

Just having the bag around makes me smile. It’s heavy scent of cocoa with hint of berries. The taste is a whole other story. The heaviness of the aroma is nothing but a decoy since the coffee is medium full-bodied, rich, and smooth. Unlike most of the Starbucks which i find tend to have a heavy bitter taste Casi Cielo leaves a more lemony/citrus taste.

Starbucks bills it as versatile blend that can go with anything from herbs and cheese to chocolate and berries. This is a roast that can be severed with a variety of dishes, but would go best with lemon dishes, berries, or creamy desserts.

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