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Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia


$18.00
8 oz
A rich and smooth blend of Indonesian coffees with subtle earthy notes and a hint of fresh sage.
Availability:  This item is not available.

A captivating coffee from the island of Java.

On the semi-forested slopes of eastern Java in Indonesia, we made a unique discovery—unroasted coffee beans with a stunning blue-green color. Once roasted, these beans become exceptionally rich and dark, releasing distinctive notes of sage and fresh earth.

Whenever we visit Indonesia, we're captivated by what we see: from dragon-like creatures to a mosaic of cultures and even these colorful, unique beans from Java. But the astounding flavors, released upon roasting, are what really make this coffee special—a rare and exquisite tasting experience that is the quintessence of a Starbucks Reserve® coffee.

This Starbucks Reserve® coffee is available only at select times and stores, so be sure to enjoy it when you can.

Tasting Notes Sage and fresh earth.

Region asia-pacific

Producer:  This two-region coffee blend is produced on smallholder farms in the villages of Kayumas and Curah Tatal in East Java and on the north side of Bandung, the capital city of West Java.

Elevation:  3,000 – 5,000 feet

Variety:  Typica

Processing Method:  Semi-washed and wet-hulled

Harvest Dates:  May-September 2011

This coffee from Indonesia is processed differently than the typically washed coffees from Latin America. The skins of wet-processed coffee beans are removed or "hulled" while they are still moist, then allowed to dry. While most washed coffees do not go through this wet hulling step, the process reduces acidity and increases body, resulting in a smooth, earthy flavor profile that Indonesian coffees are known for.

Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia 4.4 5 47 47
Delicious. Because of the $18/.5lb price tag, I was a bit skeptical. I thought, "How in the world is this coffee going to be THAT good?" So, I tried a cup at my local Starbucks which they brewed with the Clover. I'm glad I tried it, because after the first sip, I went right back into the store and bought the .5lb bag of Blue Java. Even though the notes say "syrup texture," it's silky smooth and tastes great. There are notes of chocolate and this coffee has a nice earthiness to it to really give it a nice body. Drinking this coffee makes you feel like you're actually drinking a REAL cup of coffee. If you order it via Clover or make it in your french press (which is the only way coffee should be enjoyed), then you can taste all the nice oils and tannins from the beans. I would highly recommend this to people who love a real, dark, smoky roast of coffee. Oh, and make sure you drink it black so you can TASTE the difference! August 11, 2012
(makes whistling noise) When this coffee was passed on to me I knew it was special, simply by the color of the bean. "What is that hue?" i asked myself. I opened the package. "What an enticing aroma!" Like discovering a new wine to taste to being served a delectable cut of meat at a restarant Starbucks Organic Blue Java danced across my pallet and into my belly at a time when it was most enjoyed and needed: on an empty stomach at 5AM. The herbal notes are hidden behind a dominant chocolate aroma, and when brewed in a French press, flavor is released that hangs wonderfully on the palette due to the syrupy body. Java:The Source. July 31, 2012
Full bodied and smooth One of my favorites RB's. Rich in flavor and extremely smooth tasting. A great weekend brew! June 22, 2012
Something Mising Lovely aroma and taste, but something missing. Just no bite to this coffee. June 18, 2012
My boo boo Before I placed the order, I forgot to check to be sure it was decaf. I cannot drink regular coffee at all due to severe stomach problems. I am going to try to sell it to my local Starbucks for credit on my Starbucks card. I'll try to be more careful with my orders in the future. BTW, I will be ordering every time you offer free delivery. I am confined to bed (I have a caretaker who handles everything for me, including my return to your store). Getting my decaf coffee delivered to my home has been a godsend. I like my coffee very strong, very dark and unfortunately it has sto be decaf. I will not drink anything but Starbucks. I'd rather go without than drink any other brand. June 2, 2012
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Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia
 
4.4

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Delicious.

By micohoe

from Boston, MA, USA

Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia:

Because of the $18/.5lb price tag, I was a bit skeptical. I thought, "How in the world is this coffee going to be THAT good?" So, I tried a cup at my local Starbucks which they brewed with the Clover. I'm glad I tried it, because after the first sip, I went right back into the store and bought the .5lb bag of Blue Java.

Even though the notes say "syrup texture," it's silky smooth and tastes great. There are notes of chocolate and this coffee has a nice earthiness to it to really give it a nice body. Drinking this coffee makes you feel like you're actually drinking a REAL cup of coffee. If you order it via Clover or make it in your french press (which is the only way coffee should be enjoyed), then you can taste all the nice oils and tannins from the beans.

I would highly recommend this to people who love a real, dark, smoky roast of coffee. Oh, and make sure you drink it black so you can TASTE the difference!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

(makes whistling noise)

By EZEric

from Philadelphia, PA, USA

Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia:

When this coffee was passed on to me I knew it was special, simply by the color of the bean.

"What is that hue?" i asked myself.

I opened the package.

"What an enticing aroma!"

Like discovering a new wine to taste to being served a delectable cut of meat at a restarant Starbucks Organic Blue Java danced across my pallet and into my belly at a time when it was most enjoyed and needed: on an empty stomach at 5AM.

The herbal notes are hidden behind a dominant chocolate aroma, and when brewed in a French press, flavor is released that hangs wonderfully on the palette due to the syrupy body.

Java:The Source.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Full bodied and smooth

By david55

from Michigan

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia:

One of my favorites RB's. Rich in flavor and extremely smooth tasting. A great weekend brew!

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(0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Something Mising

By Polarbear

from Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia:

Lovely aroma and taste, but something missing. Just no bite to this coffee.

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(4 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

My boo boo

By JudyAZ

from New River, AZ

Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia:

Before I placed the order, I forgot to check to be sure it was decaf. I cannot drink regular coffee at all due to severe stomach problems. I am going to try to sell it to my local Starbucks for credit on my Starbucks card. I'll try to be more careful with my orders in the future.

BTW, I will be ordering every time you offer free delivery. I am confined to bed (I have a caretaker who handles everything for me, including my return to your store). Getting my decaf coffee delivered to my home has been a godsend.

I like my coffee very strong, very dark and unfortunately it has sto be decaf. I will not drink anything but Starbucks. I'd rather go without than drink any other brand.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very Rich flavored coffee.

By Hesse1955

from Branchland, Wv.

Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia:

Blue Java is a rich coffee.I like to make it on Sunday mornings. Just sit around drinking Blue Java,and taking life slow and easy. Relaxing,Just enjoying every single drop.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great coffee

By Mikey

from Price, UT 84501, USA

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia:

Very sooth! We purchase about 30 bags of Christmas Blend, because there is just nothing like it, but his is a good change!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smooth, tasty -- easy coffee to drink

By jmgerardot

from Greenville, SC, USA

Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia:

You can tell the Starbucks reserve coffee beans are high quality. I find higher, finer estate style planatation beans to have less of an aftertaste.

I found the Java to be mild mannered, light mouth feel, with slight chocolate undertones.

It was very smooth, so much so that you realized when you went to pour another cup, that you drank the whole pot. So it was easy to drink. It was bright, and slighly buttery. It was a refeshing drink for the warm weather I am experiencing now.

It did not have a bitterness or thick rich oilyness of the bolder richer coffees. This Java would be a great stepping stone for people who are working their way up to bolder coffees or great iced.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fan of Indonesian coffee

By GaryF

from Rochester, NY

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia:

I have grown to love Sumatra coffees. In fact one of the best cups of coffee I've had was a Sumatra blend in a coffee shop in Jakarta several years ago. In 2010, while visiting Indonesia, I discovered Starbucks was selling 4 special blends of coffee there that were not available in the States. I bought them, brought them home, and my wife and I loved them! So in April, when I was back in Indonesia for work, I was looking forward to finding some more new Starbucks Indonesian blends. Alas the stores there sold the same beans as here in the States. Then I returned home and found the Blue Java Reserve online. I love its full-bodied, earthy taste. Another winner from Indonesia! A delicious find from Starbucks! Thank you!!

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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Extacy!

By MarkPueblo357

from Pueblo, CO

Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Blue Java Indonesia:

I wont forget the first time I tasted Blue Java. OMG, Its the best! I grind my beans and make expresso. Its just great!

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