The holiday season is finally here. It’s officially time for warm and spicy coffee blends that bring joy to our hearts. Starbucks are well known for their Holiday blend and limited edition coffees that are released around holidays season.

The holiday limited edition packs are usually available as coffee beans but also as K-Cup pods as well as Nespresso OriginalLine capsules. Let’s have a look at the available releases.

The Holiday Blend is the most popular pick around Christmas time. It’s a medium roast blend with herbal and sweet maple notes. But in reality, as far as I’ve tasted, this is pretty strong cup of coffee that feels like a dark roast than a medium. As far as the notes go, there’s not much pronounced notes, you might get some herbal aftertaste, but not the maple notes for sure. Overall, if you enjoy a strong cup of coffee that will give you a nice kick in the morning, you’ll definitely like this one. This blend is also available as Nespresso OriginalLine capsules.

Starbucks Flavored K-Cup Coffee Pods — Peppermint Mocha for Keurig Brewers — 1 box (10 pods)
  • INCLUDES: Enjoy the Starbucks coffee you love with this box of 10 K-Cup pods of Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Flavored Coffee
  • SEASONAL BLEND: Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Flavored Coffee is a limited edition seasonal offering that features chocolaty and minty notes
  • HOLIDAY FLAVORS: We've blended our finest quality coffee beans with festive holiday flavors to create a seasonal favorite that brings joy with every sip
  • COFFEE YOU LOVE: Made with 100% arabica beans and without artificial flavors, this is authentic Starbucks coffee you brew fresh at home
  • INSPIRED TASTES: Starbucks has the inspiration you need to fill your cup, your day and your season with recipes that use great-tasting festive flavors

This pretty “Christmasy” drink is an all time favorite. The Peppermint Mocha is a light roast that is supposedly has no artificial flavors in it. It is smooth and well-rounded, definitely not as strong as the Holiday blend. As for the flavor, it is very mild. The peppermint scent will certainly hit you as soon as the coffee start brewing, but as a flavor, it’s lacking a bit. If you want to enjoy this blend as a treat, you’ll definitely need to add in some mocha sauce and maybe a pump of peppermint flavor.

Starbucks Flavored Coffee K-Cup Pods, Gingerbread for Keurig Brewers, Holiday Limited Edition, 10 Count
  • WHAT'S INCLUDED—Ring in the cheer with Starbucks Gingerbread Flavored Coffee—this limited-edition holiday delight brings the tastes of the season home in a convenient 10-count K-Cup pod pack
  • GINGERBREAD FLAVORED COFFEE—Enjoy hints of freshly baked gingerbread with this sweet and delicately spiced festive coffee
  • A PREMIUM CUP—Made with 100% arabica coffee beans and without artificial flavors, we carefully crafted a cozy cup of exceptional coffee that is perfect for the holidays
  • PERFECT HOLIDAY RECIPES—With seasonal offerings like Starbucks Holiday Blend, Peppermint Mocha as well as Gingerbread Flavored coffees, you'll be able to craft indulgent Starbucks drink recipes that will help you ring in the cheer with family and friends
  • LIMITED-TIME EXCLUSIVE—Like the holidays, this limited-edition coffee won't be around for long, so be sure to ring in the cheer with this seasonal offering from Starbucks before it's gone

The Gingerbread blend is made with light blond roast coffee, so this one is not for anyone looking for strong coffee, but certainly nice to enjoy as a treat. Whether you drink is black or with milk/cream, the spice notes definitely come through in this blend. It’s not sweetened in anyway, so if you like your coffee on the sweet side, you’ll want to add in some sugar or syrup.

Starbucks K Cup Coffee Pods — Light Roast Coffee — Pumpkin Spice — Fall Limited Edition — 1 box (10 pods)
  • WHAT'S INCLUDED: Explore all of fall with Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee—this limited-edition fall favorite brings the tastes of the season home in a convenient 10-count K-Cup pod pack
  • PUMPKIN SPICE FLAVORED COFFEE: Specially crafted, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee is a cozy fall coffee that comes to life with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg that's perfect for warming the crisp days to come
  • A PREMIUM CUP: Made with 100% arabica coffee beans and natural flavors. The result of blending our lightest roast with perfect fall flavors is an easy-drinking cup of exceptional coffee you'll love
  • PERFECT FOR FALL RECIPES: With Starbucks seasonal offerings like Pumpkin Spice, Fall Blend and Maple Pecan, you'll be able to craft indulgent and comforting recipes that fill your cup, delight your taste buds and awe your friends
  • LIMITED-TIME EXCLUSIVE: Like the season itself, this fall limited-edition coffee won't be around for long, so be sure to explore all of the fall seasonal offerings from Starbucks before they're gone

This blend needs no introduction. Although more of a Fall season coffee, there is no reason why you can’t enjoy this drink throughout the holiday season, or even all year round if you stock up enough of it. This is another light blonde roast blend, so it’s not for strong coffee lovers, but it is nice to enjoy as a treat. The pumpkin spice taste is very balanced and not overly sweet. It is best enjoyed with milk or cream and your choice of sweetener for that classic Pumpkin Spice Latte taste. Better yet, use Pumpkin Spice creamer to make your cup into a real treat.

Not Sure Which One To Try?

Starbucks Seasonal Flavors Sampler Variety Pack - Peppermint Mocha, Holiday Blend, Maple Pecan, Fall Blend and Pumpkin Spice (4 K-Cups Each Flavor / 20 Total K-Cups)
  • Variety pack of 5 Starbucks limited edition seasonal flavors.
  • Peppermint Mocha: rich mocha flavor meets our lightest roast in this creamy irresistible treat. Delicious chocolaty notes work their magic with a hint of peppermint.
  • Holiday Blend: layers of maple and herbal notes balanced with a medium acidity and body. Sweet and layered, every sip celebrates the joy of the season.
  • Maple Pecan: toasty pecan notes meet sweet maple in this delightfully cozy coffee.
  • Fall Blend: beans from Sumatra lend the autumn touch of fresh spice notes, coffees from Africa add bright notes of citrus and Latin American beans offer balance with a delicate hint of toasted nuts.

This sampler pack will allow you to try out the different seasonal blends to help you decide which is your favorite. The pack includes a total of 20 pods, 4 of each of the five different flavors.

Commonly Asked Questions

Does Starbucks Holiday Blends Contain Sugar?

No, the flavored K-Cups do not contain any sugar content in them.

What Is The Starbucks Holiday Blend Made Of?

As per Starbucks’s website, it is made of a blend of Latin American and Asia Pacific beans that is medium roast.

Is Starbucks Holiday Blend the same as Starbucks Christmas Blend?

For a long time, they used to be the same. But Starbucks has started to make two different blends, The Holiday Blend, which is a medium-roast and the Christmas Blend, which is a dark roast blend. Both are made of Latin and Asian bean blend, but the different roast level gives each blend its own characteristics. The Christmas blend is more of a vintage blend that has been around since the 80s, as usually only available in Starbucks retail stores.

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