The friendly folks at Starbucks are giving away free samples of their new Blonde Roast coffee. Just drop by your nearest Starbucks and they'll give you a free tasting of the Blonde Roast Coffee, and you'll also get a free sample of Starbucks Blonde Roast to brew at home, or a free sample of Blonde Roast Via instant coffee, or a coupon for $1 off your choice of a bag of Starbucks coffee or Via Instant coffee. The Blonde Roast coffee comes in 3 varieties: Starbucks® Veranda Blend™, Starbucks® Willow Blend™ and Starbucks® Decaf Willow Blend™. More info at http://roast.starbucks.com/en-us/
I picked up a free Via sample of the Blonde Roast coffee and I like it. I prefer the lighter roast of coffee compared to the darker roast. It looks like this event is ongoing in January and in February 2012, Starbucks will also add the Blonde Roast to its menu of brewed coffee in tall, grande, or venti sizes.