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Exciting flavors are brewing at Starbucks in 2018

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This year is going to be a good year ……. my year !  Year of the DOG!!  Super LOVE all the dog  merchandise from Starbucks @starbucksph and a new addition to my Starbucks card collection  #StarbucksPh #h2hstarbucks#h2hyearofthedog #yearofthedog

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Exciting flavors are brewing at Starbucks in 2018

As we welcome 2018, festivities continue on at Starbucks.

The coffee brand hypes up the celebration for its 20th anniversary, with decadent servings of flavor and a variety of exciting on the menu.  

Starbucks is complementing its signature Espresso Roast with sophisticated flavors like salted caramel and Okinawa brown sugar, expertly crafted into an assortment of beverages.


Starting January 9, Starbucks mixes in one of Japan’s most popular culinary ingredients, the Okinawa Brown Sugar, to create Okinawa Brown Sugar Latté. The elegant drink highlights the hint of molasses found in the sugar and fuses in light caramel for a less sweet, coffee forward drink.

A returning favorite, the Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble, combines deep chocolate and espresso flavors with toffee nut syrup, layered with a delicious combination of whipped cream and caramel sauce. The beverage is topped with a blend of turbinado sugar and sea salt for a perfect sweet and savory taste.

Belgian Chocolate Flourless Mousse Cake

“We love to constantly surprise our customers with new flavor combinations. This season’s beverages complement our signature Starbucks Espresso and whisks in premium ingredients, like Okinawa brown sugar from Japan, for a modern twist.” said Keith Cole, head of marketing for Starbucks Philippines


Starbucks treats for the New Year

Apart from the double offer of flavor innovations, Starbucks also gives a preview of the fun that 2018 has to offer.

For one, the adorable barista bear collectible has two new looks for the upcoming season. The 20th Anniversary Bearista Bear wears the classic black apron with the 20th anniversary logo of Starbucks Philippines. The Bearista Bear also dons a Philippine Flag inspired Frappuccino® pin. On the other hand, the Bearista Bear Dog is all about the onset of the Lunar New Year.


Collectors will enjoy the pup illustrations on the Lunar New Year merchandise as it highlights this year’s Chinese zodiac which is the Earth Dog.  With these specially-designed tumblers, mugs, and Starbucks Card, coffee fans and dog lovers alike have something incredible to look forward to.  Image-1


Lunar New Year Card Print

As 2018 is a special year for Starbucks Philippines, the coffee brand goes all out for its big 20th anniversary treats. Starbucks Kape Vinta Card holders will earn the chance to win one of the 20 Starbucks for a Month and 20 Starbucks for a Year, when they activate their card anytime in January. Winners of these big anniversary treats will be announced on January 22 for the Starbucks for a Month, and February 12 for the Starbucks for a Year.  

Don’t miss out on the many, flavorful surprises from Starbucks. Grab their new signature espresso beverages in all Starbucks stores. Find out more on how to savor your coffee and the best of 2018 by visiting

Starbucks Celebrates 20 Years

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We celebrated the 20th Anniversary in a simple way – we had mass in the office with the Starbucks family by Fr. Caluag @titocaluag and beautiful music by the Ateneo Chamber Singers Choir. Then we had breakfast. That’s all we need – to be grateful for all the blessings and give back as Father said. And as my friend @yvonneromualdez said – The Holy Mass is the secret of Starbucks @starbucksph They also surprised Mom with a fun greeting.

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The Return of the Starbucks Red Cups Puts Love on the Spotlight

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The return of the Starbucks red cups puts love on the spotlight
This holiday season, Starbucks, through its red cups, encourages everyone to express their affection and take simple gestures to make this Christmas an extra special one.
Starbucks 2017 holiday cups photographed on Monday, October 23, 2017. (Joshua Trujillo, Starbucks)

Starbucks 2017 holiday cups photographed on Monday, October 23, 2017. (Joshua Trujillo, Starbucks)

Say ‘thanks’ or ‘you’re great’ with a little encouragement from the red cup. This year, the Starbucks red holiday cups returns with a new look. The ‘Hearts of the Season’ red cups feature hands that form a heart. In the middle of the shape, customers can make it personal by writing the names of their loved ones or even fill it with scribbled messages. 

Build the courage to show people just how special they are. Part of the challenge of the red cup is putting your ‘heart’ in your cup for other people to see. Celebrate the spirit of the season by recognizing the people who have shown generosity and kindness and enlivened these values all year-round.

Join in graciously welcoming the goodness in others. Starbucks encourages people to create a stream of positivity online, sharing stories of kindness and tagging people who have exhibited this action using the hashtag #GiveGood. With a simple gesture of acknowledging one individual, we can inspire others to follow suit and pass on the habit of doing good.

Take on the habit of giving by starting early and trying often. It takes practice to adopt the habit of giving, and the red cups are only one great way to start. Explore ways on how to give good this season. Lend your ear to a friend or a loved one. Surprise yourself with what you can do to show others the best reasons for the season.

Allow yourself to be moved this Christmas. There is something about the holidays that unspool the heartstrings and lends the courage to be loving to others. Embrace this time to support organizations that turn compassion into action. The names topping the Starbucks list this year are: Teach for the Philippines (TFP) and the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA). Who else is in your list?

The Hearts of the Season Red Cups are available in Starbucks branches nationwide this season. Catch its festive new look and the ‘good and merry’ things it collects this Christmas.

“We encourage our customers to recognize those who fill their heart and embody goodness this holiday season by writing that person’s name in the heart of the cup. The holidays are about remembering what it means to give love and put goodness out into the world,” shared Keith ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Cole, Starbucks Philippines head of marketing.

The red cups continue the tradition of meaningful cups from Starbucks, after the “Give Good” color-in cup that celebrated the diverse ways people celebrate Christmas. Get a cup of your favorite handcrafted beverage today, and pick up the habit of ‘giving good’ from Starbucks.

Starbucks 2017 holiday cups photographed on Monday, October 23, 2017. (Joshua Trujillo, Starbucks)


The red cups make a comeback at Starbucks stores this December as we invite everyone to recognize goodness and generosity using the hashtag #GiveGood


Starbucks Introduces New Signature Pairings

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New pasta dishes and Bistro Bowls to pair with your favorite handcrafted beverage

Many of us live hectic lives, with countless deadlines to meet, requirements to deliver, and tasks to complete, and sometimes having time for a healthy and hearty meal can be quite challenging. Good thing, we have Starbucks which serves the perfect treats for both breakfast and lunch through their new Signature Pairings.

Starbucks Signature Pairings are delectable meals partnered with your favorite coffee or tea. These are available at a discounted price when you purchase it with any Tall handcrafted beverage. Starbucks Signature Breakfast is available from the store’s opening until 10am, while you can avail the Starbucks Signature Lunch from 10am to 2pm.

“We know how many of our customers are constantly in search of great food that they can enjoy with their favorite Starbucks handcrafted beverage, that’s why we’re bringing in new food options that will satisfy their cravings,” Keith Cole, head of marketing for Starbucks Philippines said.

Bistro Bowls Croissant Baguette

For a delectably filling lunch try the two new pasta dishes by Starbucks. Classic Beef Lasagna is made with savory meat, creamy béchamel sauce and lasagna baked with a topping of mozzarella cheese. Penne Pesto with Mushroom is also a great choice for those looking for a quick and delicious meal, it is made with penne that is sautéed with button mushroom and creamy pesto sauce.

For those searching for a light and quick option for their midday meal, Arugula Pasta Salad with Creamy Parmesan is an ideal option. Made with al dente tri-color fusilli pasta, fresh tomatoes, black olives, and red bell pepper, served on a bed of arugula with a creamy parmesan dressing, this is the perfect healthy meal to get you through the day.

Gourmet Pasta Greek Yogurt Parfaits

You can also try the Oriental Vermicelli Chicken Salad, a delicious meal that is comprised of vermicelli noodles tossed in oriental dressing with crunchy vegetables, crispy fried wanton strips and sesame chicken slices.  Arugula Pasta Salad with Creamy Parmesan and Oriental Vermicelli Chicken Salad are the latest additions to Starbucks Bistro Bowls, which makes it a perfect on-the-go meal.

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These dishes are perfectly paired with any Starbucks handcrafted beverage, and by purchasing a Tall beverage you can get these at P 20 off., Breakfast options like the Mango Greek Yogurt Parfait and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Parfait can also be enjoyed at a lower price when purchased with any Tall handcrafted beverage.

Visit your favorite Starbucks store and savor the flavors of these Signature Pairings today!


Starbucks Mooncake 2017

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 Mom got this Starbucks mooncake in Macau!!  It’s so special!!!!! It is individually boxed inside and each box can be made into  a lantern!! Starbucks Mooncake (1)

 It has a light build inside – you just press the button and it lights up.  Starbucks Mooncake (3) Starbucks Mooncake (4) Starbucks Mooncake (2)

From their website in Hong Kong



Starbucks Unveils New Teavana(R) Frozen Teas Exclusively in Asia

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Stirring up a whole new way to experience tea with an icy-smooth texture

 Following the successful [Asia] launch of Starbucks® Teavana® last year, which brought Starbucks modern tea experience brand to Asia for the first time, Starbucks today announced the introduction of new Starbucks® Teavana® Frozen Teas. These refreshing, icy-smooth handcrafted beverages combine the finest Teavana®teas and botanical blends with premium ingredients like Kyoho grapes and pomegranate pearls. Starbucks® Teavana® Frozen Teas will be available for a limited time only starting September 12.

“We want our customers to experience tea like they’ve never imagined. Drawing our inspiration from a love of tea in Asia and from popular new flavors. This year, Starbucks takes innovation in flavors and texture to the next level with a unique Frozen Tea platform to satisfy the growing sophistication of consumer preference.” said Keith Cole, head of marketing for Starbucks Philippines.

Teavana Frozen Teas

Starbucks® Teavana® Frozen Teas have been developed exclusively for customers across Asia, delivering a sophisticated and modern tea experience. Starbucks is committed to investing in Teavana in the region as it remains a strong growth driver for the brand.

Commenting on the growing interest in frozen beverages, Davina Patel, global food and drink analyst at Mintel, the global market intelligence agency which follows food and beverage trends in Asia, said: “Our research shows that consumers in Asia continue to gravitate towards beverages with textural and visual appeal, which has led to a growing interest in frozen products. Moreover, consumers are increasingly exploring the world of tea through flavor and variety, with preference shifting towards botanical teas such as herbs, fruits and spices.”

Icy, refreshing and packed with antioxidants, Starbucks® Teavana® Frozen Iced Teas will be available in the following flavors and will also be available as Iced Shaken:

Starbucks® Teavana® Frozen Teas


Starbucks® Teavana® Frozen Hibiscus Tea with Pomegranate Pearls

This refreshing beverage combines floral notes of hibiscus flowers and rose petals with the tropical flavors of papaya and mango, enhanced with hints of cinnamon and lemongrass. The beverage is topped with glistening, jewel-like pearls of pomegranate juice that burst on the tongue.

Starbucks® Teavana® Frozen Chamomile Tea with Kyoho Grape and Aloe

Soothing chamomile tea is blended with honeyed white grapes and aloe cubes delivering a cool, lightly sweet taste. The beverage is generously topped with skinned and pitted whole Kyoho grapes – a popular variety from Japan known for its distinctive sweetness and generous size.

 These two new handcrafted beverages will excite your taste buds because these are prepared icy-smooth and with the finest Teavana® teas and premium ingredients like Kyoho grapes and pomegranate pearls, making for a compelling and delectable treat any time of the day.

 Starbucks® Teavana® Frozen Chamomile Tea with Kyoho Grape and Aloe delivers a visual and textural distinction, especially with its honey white grape puree with bits of aloe. Meanwhile, Teavana® Frozen Hibiscus Tea with Pomegranate Pearls is defined by flavors of hibiscus, tropical papaya and mango, and hints of cinnamon and lemongrass and complemented with lightly sweet and tart pomegranate pearls that are made with real pomegranate juice. Aside from being served frozen, these two handcrafted beverages will also be available in iced shaken format.Images 2

“The ingredients in each beverage were carefully selected to ensure that they deliver on both the Starbucks® Teavana® modernized tea experience, and appeal to culinary cultures in Asia. Each beverage features popular ingredients such as Kyoho grapes and hibiscus tea.” said Keith Cole, Starbucks Philippines head of marketing.


Both drinks will go perfectly with new sandwiches from Starbucks®. You can have it with the Tuna Melt on Croissant Baguette, a savory treat made with cheesy tuna on croissant baguette and made more scrumptious by topping it off with melted cheese, or with Ham and Cheese on Dutch Crepe, a delicious marriage of different flavors brought by the soft, chewy, and sweet Dutch Crepe filled with ham and cheese.  A sweeter alternative is the Mango Float Cake which is made with moist and buttery cake then layered with creamy mango mousse and meringue, then finished with mango buttercream icing. Chocoholics will be delighted with the chewy and seriously chocolaty Triple Chocolate Cookie, which has dark, milk, white, and Belgian chocolate chunks.  


Another great accompaniment for these treats are coffee that you’ll surely love. For those searching for coffee with herbal flavors and a distinctive spice, Starbucks® Anniversary Blend is the one you’re looking for. Inspired by the Starbucks® muse, it is a combination of cedary aged Sumatra and the lush full-bodied coffees of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Another option is theStarbucks® Single Origin Coffee East Timor Tatamailau which captures flavors that are smooth with herbal notes and cocoa finish. This is because of the way it is grown in Timor where it is cultivated on small plots of land built into the forest landscape, under huge canopy trees. This mimics the effect of growing coffee at much higher altitudes resulting in resilience and complexity of flavor.

For the Starbucks® experience wherever, try the Starbucks VIA® Decaf House Blend, which gives any coffee lover a wonderfully balanced Decaf House Blend without compromising flavor.

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