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#Starbucks Christmas Blend, a special blend of #coffee created 30 years ago

Thirty years ago, before the first Starbucks latte was served, Starbucks created a special new blend of coffee as a gift for its customers. Anthony Carroll, a 19-year partner (employee) on the coffee team at Starbucks, shares the story of behind the first batch of Christmas Blend. “Back in 1984, Starbucks was a small chain of five Seattle retail stores that sold fresh-roasted coffee beans, loose-leaf teas and spices,” Carroll said. “Coffee was scooped by hand and packaged in paper bags, with a seven-day shelf life.” Christmas Blend showcased Starbucks artistry in roasting with an expert blend of lively Latin American beans and mellow Indonesia coffees. The finishing touch was the addition of rare, spicy Sumatra beans, painstakingly aged for three to five years. The interplay of flavors makes it a full-bodied, spicy and rich cup of coffee. “When Starbucks first introduced C...

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