Starbucks Christmas Blend: The Origami Version.

If you’re in Japan, you can get a unique version of Starbucks coffee, not available anywhere else! It’s called “Origami” coffee.

Recently, a very generous regular reader from Japan traveled to Seattle and I met up with her at the Roastery. She shared a goody-bag of things for me! Thank you so much Izumi for your generous box of fun treats from Japan!

1 - 1 - 20151212_182947[1] gifts from Starbucks Japan holiday 2015So I decided to dig into the boxes labeled “Origami” coffee:

1 - 1 - 20151212_183232[1] box of origami coffee starbucks christmas blend1 - 1 - 20151212_183403[1] origami starbucks christmas blend1 - 1 - 20151212_183510[1] christmas blend origamiThe little red box has six packages of Starbucks Christmas Blend coffee, in an Origami coffee format. Essentially, it’s a special pour-over that makes a perfect 8 ounces of coffee. I tried it at home. Simply take the Origami packet out, rest atop a small coffee mug, and pour over it 8 ounces of boiling water.

On Sunday, December 13th, I took a package of the Origami coffee to the all-new Starbucks located at 7th and Westlake in downtown Seattle. One of the baristas brewed the coffee while I took photos. You can see how totally cool this is!

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What do you think? Have you ever tried the Starbucks Origami coffee?

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  • Sheila

    That looks like such fun! I would love something like that for work.

  • Nicholas H

    Wow. Such cool idea. They should do this in all markets!

  • Melody

    @Sheila – I know! I thought the same thing. You can put one in your purse and use the insta-hot at work and bam! Great coffee!!! Better than Via.
    @Nicholas H – I want it here too!

  • Mark

    How great would that be for traveling?! Wow!

  • DadCooks

    What a wonderful present and insight to how Starbucks Japan knows its customers and how to innovate. Starbucks USA could learn a lot here.

    Dad wishes you all a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year.

  • Launce

    I have tried it! I have a good friend that works at corporate, doing international regulatory stuff and she gave me a few, as you may remember about 2 years ago, I sent you pictures of it…

  • Sheila

    Melody – I did wonder how it compared to Via. (I’m not a fan of the Via that I have tried.) However, I absolutely love the creativity of this.

  • jeff from costa mesa

    I am thinking of somehow duplicating this for use while camping. Currently I am using a ceramic pour-over system, but it is bulky and heavy. This is the ticket !! Thanks for sharing !!

  • Kevin S. T.

    I would strongly consider buying some around the holidays for traveling if it was offered here.

  • Ttrockwood

    Wow! That is awesome!!! I would SO buy it! this would be perfect for traveling and for my coffee loving dad when he goes camping!

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