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Giveaway: Starbucks “Find the Roast You Love Most” Tasting Kit

It feels appropriate that I am writing this as I’m on today’s third cup of coffee.

Did you know? After approximately 60 seconds in the grocery coffee aisle, 1 in every 4 shoppers leaves without making a purchase because they either can’t find what they’re looking for, or the coffee selections just don’t make sense to them.

Which is why, caffeine addict that I am, I am always happier when things are made easier, like earlier this year when Starbucks launched new packaging that organizes their coffees by roast – Starbucks Blonde Roast, Medium Roast, and Dark Roast.

But which one is your favorite? Behold Starbucks “Find the Roast You Love Most” Sweepstakes to encourage coffee-lovers to explore the full Starbucks Roast Spectrum. Through April 30, customers can enter online to win a trip to Seattle – home of Starbucks – for the winner and three friends (I’m TOTALLY entering) including a personal coffee cupping experience with a Starbucks Coffee Master and coffee-fueled local fun. For more information and to enter, visit: http://starbucks.com/sweeps.

So which blend do you like the most? Are you subtle and mellow, smooth and balanced, or bold and robust? I’m doing a fun giveaway: One reader will win a tasting kit that includes a $15 Starbucks Card, coffee press, coffee scoop, coffee passport booklet, and three 1-pound bags of coffee from Starbucks Roast Spectrum. Tell me about YOUR coffee tasting habits, Deadline to enter is April 30!

 



166 Comments

  1. kristen
    04.23.2012

    I love Bold dark roasts!

  2. Eric
    04.23.2012

    I’m a fan of all things coffee… each roast is right in its own time with its own additions

  3. kristen m
    04.23.2012

    I love mild, rich brews, but maybe just because that’s all I’m used to?? I should definitely be tasting some more coffee!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  4. Jessie C.
    04.23.2012

    I like bold and robust
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  5. Mary W
    04.23.2012

    Dark roast all the way and while you’re at it- add a shot of espresso. Try it! You won’t believe how mellow the coffee becomes.

  6. Nancy Reid
    04.23.2012

    I hope you win! You would love Seattle, from the needle to the bays and fine dining and shopping. Pikes Market is a blast with the fish throwers and of course the “original” Starbucks Coffee shop! Good luck and thanks for letting us know! =)

  7. nancy reid
    04.23.2012

    OOPS ~ forgive me, I got so excited about the trip I forgot to say that my coffee tasting habits including trying the blend out at my local Starbucks before buying. I like milder blends!

  8. rachel b.
    04.23.2012

    i like light roast mostly except for espresso. cant turn down a good latte

  9. Adrienne gordon
    04.23.2012

    I’m a medium roast lover

  10. Ann Fantom
    04.23.2012

    I like bold and robust blends

  11. linda s
    04.23.2012

    I never grew up so I take a little coffee with my sugar and cream… DH however likes his coffee dark, bold and black

  12. hminnesota
    04.23.2012

    my coffee tasting is taking “coffee of the day” at coffee shop and never remember which one I like better. Otherwise , I will stop trying new things.

  13. lorri
    04.23.2012

    dark and rich and robust.

  14. Teresa
    04.23.2012

    I like mine with cream and sugar!
    tssk10(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. Evelyn S
    04.23.2012

    I try just about any coffee that is available to me but I think I most prefer medium to dark roast… I like bolder flavors. Tried the blonde roast at Starbucks and it was almost like drinking flavored water.

  16. Tabathia B
    04.23.2012

    I like my coffee blend medium with lots of cream and lots and lots of sugar

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  17. wendy wallach
    04.24.2012

    I tend to like flavored foo foo types of coffees…with Raspberry being one of my favs!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  18. DARLA KIDDER
    04.24.2012

    I love smooth and balanced.
    luckylady4163@yahoo.com

  19. Susan P.
    04.24.2012

    Dark roast for me. Sometimes, I’ll mix it up and go with a Medium roast but I like it strong.

  20. Mrs Patricia Caradonna
    04.24.2012

    I enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, medium blend, two sweetners added and french vanilla cream first thing in the morning in my favorite coffee mug.

  21. Mami2jcn
    04.24.2012

    I like subtle and mellow.

  22. Linda Meyers-Gabbard
    04.24.2012

    I love a smooth mellow coffee most of the time. But some time get in the mood for something stronger with a kick to it.

  23. Cynthia C
    04.24.2012

    Smooth and Balanced for me.

  24. Colleen Cole
    04.24.2012

    My friends rightly joke that I can find a Starbucks anywhere – took me about 30 minutes after landing in Mexico to find a Starbucks…so maybe they are right! I like Pike Roast as a standby coffee, which Starbucks considers to be a Medium. But my favourite is Verona. I love the flavour of that coffee. I would cherish a chance to play with the tasting kit! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  25. Claire
    04.24.2012

    I’m a medium roast girl. I used to like bold but now it just makes me go crazy.. too much caffeine!

  26. Elisabeth
    04.24.2012

    I’m pretty simple when it comes to coffee, but that’s because there are so many choices. I usually go with hazelnut.

  27. Aubreylaine
    04.24.2012

    I love bold roasts.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  28. Kyl Neusch
    04.24.2012

    bold and robust

  29. Kristy T
    04.24.2012

    I definitely like coffee on the lighter and more smooth side!

  30. Rebecca Graham
    04.24.2012

    I like bold and dark roast coffees.

  31. Kimm B
    04.24.2012

    If drinking coffee I prefer a mild coffee or a flavoured coffee (french vanilla!!!). However nothing like a fab latte or capp to finish off the day! Thanks for the chance at this great prize!

  32. CATHY TRUMAN
    04.24.2012

    I am smooth and balanced I love flavor coffees. I love
    Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Lattes. Thanks

  33. Barbara M
    04.24.2012

    I like a medium coffee – black to enjoy the full flavor.
    When the weather is good I enjoy it out on my balcony.
    Thank you.

  34. Janice
    04.25.2012

    I like flavored or with cream

  35. Suzanne K
    04.25.2012

    I like mild coffee with flavored non-dairy creamer

  36. anash
    04.25.2012

    i love love frecnh vanilla, makes me sooo happy and makes the days a little brighter! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  37. Crystal F
    04.25.2012

    I would have to say I’m a mild kind of girl. lol thank you!

  38. Tamar
    04.26.2012

    My tasting habits are actually light stuff… like frappuccinos. I don’t like anything at all that’s strong. I guess I, too, am a mild kind of girl. :)

  39. angie
    04.26.2012

    I like light roasts

  40. debbielynne
    04.26.2012

    Subtle and Mellow! Black, please!

  41. Krys R
    04.26.2012

    The darker roast the better for me… with a nice splash of half and half!

  42. Anthony
    04.26.2012

    bold and robust

  43. Emily N
    04.26.2012

    something mild and sweet

  44. Amber
    04.27.2012

    I prefer a bold and robust coffee with just a touch of milk!

  45. Maureen
    04.27.2012

    Right now I like the drinks that are a bit sweet with a caramel and vanilla flavor to them and a bit of whip cream –decadent

  46. Derk Thomas
    04.27.2012

    smooth and balanced with cream and sugar

  47. Kathlyne
    04.27.2012

    I like the darker, bolder roasts.

  48. Ashley T.
    04.27.2012

    I like lots of cream and sugar in my coffee

  49. Rachel H
    04.28.2012

    I’m typically bold & robust. Basically, if it looks like a mud puddle & can make hair grow, I love it!

  50. Judith (from Israel)
    04.28.2012

    I like the subtle and mellow blend the most.

  51. Sheryl Granholm
    04.28.2012

    I like my beans like I like my sense of humor: bold and dark! :)

  52. Rachel H
    04.28.2012

    I also love my bold coffee w/Pinterest. :-D

    Keep up the great giveaways!!!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/125608277077394082/

  53. Joy Runge
    04.28.2012

    I love the house blend, is perfect.

  54. Jason Vaughn
    04.28.2012

    I’m not generally a coffee drinker. I prefer hot chocolate.

    chestnutyouth(at)hotmail(dot)cm

  55. Heather S
    04.28.2012

    I like cream and sugar

  56. Kim Henrichs
    04.28.2012

    I love a dark roast. Their Cafe Verona dark is my favorite with cream.

  57. Karen Gonyea
    04.28.2012

    I like a subtle roast the best :)

  58. Charlotte W.
    04.28.2012

    I love flavored coffees. Well, really any coffee is good to me as long as I have creamer and Splenda!

  59. Linda G.
    04.28.2012

    Medium roast would be perfect for me

  60. Ashley
    04.28.2012

    I love bold dark roasts!

  61. crystle tellerday
    04.28.2012

    i like my coffee light and extra sweet

  62. Theron Willis
    04.28.2012

    Irish Coffee involving a light roast. Irish Coffee is coffee spiked with whiskey.

    Hope to win!

  63. Linda Lansford
    04.28.2012

    I like Medium Roast

  64. Cody
    04.28.2012

    I enjoy pretty much anything, but I’m partial to dark roasts.
    cody_endres(at)hotmail(dot)com

  65. Cheri
    04.28.2012

    I like a dark roast with cream and sugar. yum!

  66. Caryn S
    04.28.2012

    Bold and Robust here!

  67. Angela Cisco
    04.28.2012

    I like the lighter roasts

  68. paige chandler
    04.28.2012

    I like subtle and mild. I get the blonde roast at Starbucks with 3 equals and half and half

  69. SHawn Hill
    04.28.2012

    I like the new blonde roasts more caffeine and a mild flavor!

  70. Anne Taylor
    04.28.2012

    I love a darker toast with deep flavour!

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    i’m in canada

  71. Maryann
    04.28.2012

    I like subtle and mellow tasting coffee

  72. Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    04.28.2012

    I like a medium roast coffee that is smooth

  73. Jessica T.
    04.28.2012

    I like really calm coffee with lots of sugar!

  74. Jade
    04.28.2012

    I LOVE coffee with subtle hints of caramels and vanilla and then with a little cream. PERFECT. I have coffee every morning. Freshly ground is a must <3

  75. Allison
    04.28.2012

    I taste new coffee when I get the chance but usually stick with dark roast (although I have been suprised at times).

  76. Kiara
    04.28.2012

    I like smooth mellow coffee.
    austma7@aol.com

  77. Diane F
    04.28.2012

    I like medium and smooth

  78. Tiffany Hoyt
    04.28.2012

    I like mild flavors.

  79. Paula Tavernie
    04.28.2012

    I love tasting and smelling coffee!! Im adicted to it!! I cnt start my day without it!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  80. Paula Tavernie
    04.28.2012

    Im a Smooth and Balanced type!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  81. Kris T.
    04.28.2012

    I always seem to drink the best coffee when I’m hanging out with my friends. Funny coincidence, eh? Thanks for the chance to win the totally cool prize!

  82. Jody Sisson
    04.28.2012

    Bold & Robust for me.

  83. alyce poalillo
    04.28.2012

    I am a smooth and balance kind of girl. Take my coffee with milk and sugar

  84. Kathleen Downes
    04.28.2012

    I like smooth and balanced.

  85. joel.sternenberg
    04.29.2012

    yes i can use it

  86. Meaghan F.
    04.29.2012

    I like it a mellow, mild flavor. Miss_slytherin[at]live[dot]com

  87. Lucy Schwartz
    04.29.2012

    I like flavored coffees mild with milk.

  88. lisa
    04.29.2012

    I love the bolder flavors.

  89. jwx4@yahoo.com
    04.29.2012

    I like the dark bold roast.

  90. Lisa Bolduc
    04.29.2012

    i am subtle and mellow

  91. Vesper
    04.29.2012

    I’m a bold and robust coffee fan

  92. Tammy G
    04.29.2012

    I love dark , rich Coffee as complex and as interesting as a good glass of wine.

  93. Diane Baum
    04.29.2012

    I love flavored coffees with milk

  94. sarah t
    04.29.2012

    i love the bolder dark roasts

  95. Kylie C
    04.29.2012

    I like medium roasts, and I love using a french press. My favorite Starbucks blend is their medium Pike Place Roast!

  96. Annette D
    04.29.2012

    I like blended coffee drinks

  97. dario moniz
    04.29.2012

    i drink all of my coffee black at home i usually drink instant coffee but love starbucks real earthy taste to me

  98. Geoff K
    04.29.2012

    Definitely prefer bolder blends, like Starbuck’s Verona!

  99. Bev
    04.29.2012

    I’m more of a flavored-coffee girl…hazelnut, etc.

  100. Sammi
    04.29.2012

    I love dark roasts and strong flavors

  101. Heather A
    04.29.2012

    I must confess, I am a tea drinker. I never developed a taste for coffee, but winning this tasting kit might be just the way to convert me.

  102. Patrice
    04.29.2012

    I like medium roasts with flavors like hazelnut and vanilla!

  103. pam r.
    04.29.2012

    I actually don’t touch the stuff, but my sister-in-law loves Starbucks; she has 7 kids so I would love to win this for her!

  104. Yona
    04.29.2012

    I don’t like overly strong coffee. I love flavored brews – espeically holiday flavors like Eggnog…. I rarely add sugar, but love flavored creamers. I dibble and dabble in a variety of coffees. I like to try a variety of brands and flavors.

  105. Janet Baron
    04.29.2012

    The stronger The Better!!!

  106. LizK
    04.29.2012

    I’m drinking half french roast & half decaf since I’m pregnant. Mama still needs a little caffeine!

  107. Susan Chester
    04.29.2012

    I have always liked a medium roast. I am not sure if I have tried a blond roast, but it sounds good.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  108. Amy
    04.29.2012

    I love the new Starbucks Blonde coffee

  109. Kate S
    04.29.2012

    I love coffee, generally flavored or medium-bodied the best, but I’ll drink just about anything coffee or coffee-flavored, haha.

  110. julieh
    04.29.2012

    I love a dark bold roast. Lots of coffee flavor!

  111. Caroline M
    04.29.2012

    I love anything sweet and smooth, like Irish Cream.

  112. Laurie Emerson
    04.29.2012

    I love Dark Bold Roasts, the ones which make your taste buds stand up and take notice!

  113. Angela Winesburg
    04.29.2012

    I like bold and robust

  114. Kayla
    04.29.2012

    Flavored coffee is my favorite.

  115. Christine
    04.29.2012

    like medium and smooth

  116. Tammy Mauk
    04.29.2012

    I love the milder roasts.

  117. Kathleen Conner
    04.29.2012

    I love all dark roasts, and I drink my coffee black, sometimes with honey.

  118. Jammie
    04.29.2012

    I love the Bold!

  119. Marie Howard
    04.30.2012

    i miss my caffeine but I still have decaf and I love dark, fullflavors!

  120. Danielle
    04.30.2012

    In the morning I like a dark roast. The bolder and stronger the better. In the evening, I like to sip on decaf about 1 hour before bed. Relax time

  121. Sherrie
    04.30.2012

    I love flavored coffee with flavored creams like French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Peppermint, CoffeeCake etc. There’s always new flavors coming out which makes coffee experimentation fun :)

  122. Debbie C
    04.30.2012

    Definitely subtle and mellow.

  123. Carol F
    04.30.2012

    I like the milder or blonde blends
    carolkfoster at comcast dot net

  124. Angela Amenta
    04.30.2012

    Subtle and mellow taste. Don’t do sweet or bitter. There is an in between really!

  125. Cindy Merrill
    04.30.2012

    My Coffee habit- I prefer adding a teaspoon of shaved or powdered chocolate to my morning cups of coffee- this is also a great low calorie “dessert” after a meal.

  126. Lynn
    04.30.2012

    I like the medium roast and sometimes drink the dark roast.

  127. georgie c
    04.30.2012

    brewed fresh medium , cream a little sugar

  128. Debbie Kennedy
    04.30.2012

    I love a dark roast coffee with a full body flavour

  129. Jessica F
    04.30.2012

    I like smooth and balanced :)

  130. Marlene V
    04.30.2012

    I like smooth and balanced with cream and sweetener.

  131. Kate
    04.30.2012

    I love to have an iced coffee in the morning

  132. amy delong
    04.30.2012

    bold and robust!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  133. Amy Z
    04.30.2012

    For me, the recipe for happiness is a cup of smooth and balanced coffee in the morning, in the afternoon, at night…and at all points in between! I couldn’t do without my coffee, and Starbucks is one of the biggest helpers I have when it comes to getting my daily fix.

  134. Regina m
    04.30.2012

    Iced. Still grwong up. Mocha mild.

  135. happi shopr
    04.30.2012

    smooth and balanced

  136. jeannine s
    04.30.2012

    I am a meduum/flavor roast girl while fiance loves the bold like Sumtra reserve

  137. Andrea Henry
    04.30.2012

    medium with lots of cream…or dark with lots of vanilla

  138. Charles Brown
    04.30.2012

    DARK roast usually

  139. jules mcnubbin
    04.30.2012

    i like a medium roast, smooth and full bodied but not bitter.. with lots of cream and sugar

  140. Ed Nemmers
    04.30.2012

    Medium Roasts!

  141. roxann clark
    04.30.2012

    I am a dark roast person; I like my coffee strong and with some body

  142. Kathy Pomeroy
    04.30.2012

    I love coffee cake – in fact trying recipes that call for coffee is always a tasty challenge

  143. Vanessa
    04.30.2012

    I like dark roasts.

  144. Gianna
    04.30.2012

    Medium roast.

  145. mary gardner
    04.30.2012

    i like it dark and strong with real cream and a little sugar

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  146. eleanor q
    04.30.2012

    I like the medium roast. Thanks.

  147. kendra
    04.30.2012

    Starbucks is a treat, we like. K cups and trying to make iced coffees

  148. Jodie M.
    04.30.2012

    I prefer subtle, mellow blends.

  149. Noelle B.
    04.30.2012

    I love medium roasts usually but use really dark roasts for my espresso.
    Thanks!

  150. Kat
    04.30.2012

    I’m mostly a tea drinker but sometimes might drink medium blend coffee.

  151. stacy
    04.30.2012

    Coffee tastes better when someone else makes it. I stop at sheetz in the morning a lot for coffee.

  152. spencer lewis
    04.30.2012

    I love Rich dark roasts!

  153. robyn paris
    04.30.2012

    i like breakfast blends and I like to drink them in the morning when i wake up..

  154. Scott
    04.30.2012

    I fill up my giant coffee mug every morning when I get into work. Straight up black coffee.

  155. Sarah
    04.30.2012

    I like my coffee strong (make it cup by cup in a Melitta maker). Would love to try any of their Reserve coffees as well as their Italian ROast.

  156. Jacob LaFountaine
    04.30.2012

    A mocha served over ice

  157. Charity S
    04.30.2012

    I like the light roasts.

  158. Nicole C.
    04.30.2012

    I love dark roast!!

  159. Erica C.
    04.30.2012

    I think the Blonde roast would be for me.

  160. shirley pebbles
    04.30.2012

    I like mild coffees

  161. paigejagan@yahoo.com
    04.30.2012

    I like very mild coffee, their frappucinnos are my favorite!

  162. DanV
    04.30.2012

    I like French Roast

  163. Rosey
    04.30.2012

    I like my coffee black and I have it each morning. Medium Roast is my favorite.

  164. meme
    04.30.2012

    I am a flavor coffee person

  165. James Coyne
    04.30.2012

    I like a robust blend

  166. jill190@yahoo.com
    04.22.2013

    Starbucks® Mocha Naturally Flavored Coffee is my favorite.

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