Untitled worlds largest  date email imageCome to Starbucks this Friday for the world’s largest Starbucks date! Your local Starbucks will be hosting romance, coffee, and more this Friday, all part of Valentine’s Day weekend fun. You may even get your beverage in a super cute Valentine’s Day cup with hearts on it!

There will be special pairings this Friday for just five dollars. The French press of Verona with a brownie sounds fabulous! (You can see old packaging of Starbucks Caffe Verona coffee in this post here.) Other pairings include a tall Flat White and a chocolate croissant, or a grande White Mocha and a heart-shaped cookie.

Untitled 5 dollar pairingsIt’s possible that your Starbucks store may have other fun things happening this Friday night. One of my neighborhood Starbucks (East Olive Way) will have live music this Friday.

2 - 1 - IMAG5179 World's Largest DateSpeaking of East Olive Way, just as a reminder, this store hosts regular coffee tastings, every other Monday night at 6:00 PM. Please join me in a coffee tasting. I go to the vast majority of these coffee seminars. The coffee events are free and open to the public. It’s suggested that you call ahead and confirm their coffee tasting schedule. The next coffee tasting will be on the 23rd.

Last Monday, on the 9th, Coffee Master Megan paired Caffe Verona coffee with the Starbucks chocolate – raspberry truffles. These special truffles are part of the Evenings food offerings:

2 - 1 - IMAG5224 truffles^ You can see the truffles there.

Starbucks created Caffe Verona in 1975, and was blended to pair beautifully with chocolate. This is the essential go-to coffee for a pairing with a lovely chocolate dessert. Given that Valentine’s Day often involves chocolates, this is the best coffee pick for your red letter day!

It’s an amazingly smooth coffee, with very low acidity, and a full body. Megan prepared the Verona via a Chemex brewer which gave it a clean finish. The Raspberry Truffles mellow out the roasty-ness of the coffee. You can see a few pictures of the coffee event here:

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Hope you enjoy the big date night Friday and special five dollar pairings!

Just as an aside, Verona is still one of my favorite core coffees. I admit I buy the Verona Verismo pods all the time!