I’m sure by now you’ve heard of Starbucks.  Who hasn’t?  The coffee giant seems to have a store on nearly every street corner.  I recall someone joking that they grabbed a cup of coffee at Starbucks one morning, walked out of the store only to stare across the street at another Starbucks.  They are everywhere.

I can say that I’m addicted.  I can’t help it at this point.  I think they put something in the coffee to keep me coming back again and again.  I’ve always been a coffee lover, perhaps even a coffee snob.  As I’m growing older and (I like to think) have a more refined idea of good food and drink, I seem to be wanting more out of my coffee.

Lucky for me my soon-to-be Mother-in-law knows my love of Starbucks.  For my birthday this year she got me a subscription to Starbucks Reserve.

I could hardly wait to try it.

Now, I want you to know that I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t even like using a coffee maker any more.  I dislike how the coffee tastes most of the time when using it, so I’ve turned to other brewing methods.

I’ve tried the pour over, the french press and even the Aeropress.  Truth be told, my favorite is the french press.

[pull_quote_right]We are proud to contribute directly to the small network of clinics[/pull_quote_right]I had a french press for years, one I got from Starbucks in fact.  But a few weeks back, my fiance accidentally hit it on the cabinet and the glass cracked.  So into the garbage it went.

I decided this time to snag a stainless steel thermal french press, in hopes that my coffee would stay warmer longer.  It definitely works.  But alas, I’m not reviewing the french press.  Although this one I bought on Amazon from SterlingPro is pretty much the best thing ever, just sayin’.

Now on to the Starbucks Reserve review.