Starbuzz is a brand known for making sweet flavors that are often far removed from their namesake. That is unless it is a mixed drink or style of candy. Then they are spot on. This is not a bad thing for most as many modern hookah smokers are looking for something sweet, light and easy to smoke. Starbuzz delivers.
Arabic Coffee from Starbuzz is a little different from what many are used to from this company. Coffee flavors are very hit or miss and I would consider this one a hit. It has a distinct sweetness that I associate with Starbuzz but also a nice flavor of roasted coffee. When I think Arabic coffee I think of very strong, thick and bitter coffee brewed in an ibrik and chock full of caffeine. This is not quite there. It’s more mellow than I was hoping it would be. It’s like a cup of coffee with cream and two sugars. It’s a great coffee flavor but it’s not really an Arabic coffee flavor.
The clouds were great and the smoke was smooth as silk. It was a pleasure to smoke. I would think that this would be a great middle ground between the sweet and fruity flavors that many people are familiar with and the oft over looked spice flavors I love so much. And yes, coffee is considered a spice by many. It’s an aromatic seed. Well, Mr. Knowitall, what would you call it? Now is not the time for this. Leave a comment if you disagree.
I give this a solid 7 out of 10. I docked it down from an 8 only because I thought the name of Arabic Coffe was not lived up to. This is a great coffee flavor and it’s easy to smoke with little to no buzz and great clouds. Good for the college/art house crowd. There are some really terrible coffee flavored tobaccos out there so this may be a good stepping stone before you accidenty scare yourself away from an entire genre of wonderful flavors.