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Home Sweet Home

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These days, we all need a little down time at home to recharge from our hectic work schedule. With everything going at a fast pace, sometimes we need to just stop and reflect on how we should go about our day and our responsibilities. Good thing, one of the most refreshing and soothing drinks from Starbucks, the Starbucks Teavana™, can also be enjoyed at home. 

Immerse yourself in a modern tea experience in the comfort of your own home with Starbucks®Teavana Full Leaf Tea Sachets. Here are some of Teavana variants perfect for every mood:

     When you need a refreshing drink. Hibiscus Herbal Blend’s bright tropical notes of juicy papaya and mango combined with citrus lemongrass makes for a refreshing naturally caffeine-free blend. Aside from being an invigorating drink with a slight tartness, it also has extraordinarily deep fuschia color coming from the Hibiscus flowers that makes it more exciting.Starbucks Home Sweet Home (4)When you need to slow down and unwind. Emperor’s Cloud & Mist™ is not your ordinary green tea. It is exclusively harvested during the month of April and grown 3,500ft above sea level on the steep, windy slopes of Huangshan Mountain in China. With a rich body and a naturally sweet flavor, this drink is pleasant to the palate and perfect for those moments when you just want to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of everyday lifeStarbucks Home Sweet Home (2)When you need a renewed sense of purpose. Sometimes, life gets the best of us. With all of the things that we need to do at the office or at home we often find ourselves worn out. For times like these, Starbucks Teavana™ white tea blend, the Youthberry™ is perfect. Inspired by super fruits, this drink blends acai fruit with tropical pineapple and mango flavors with high quality white tea, this refreshingly delicious drink is perfect for moments of contemplation and relaxation.Starbucks Home Sweet Home (2)For those perfect mornings. If you want to start the day right, the English Breakfast Black Tea is the one to pick.  A handcrafted blend of Indian Assam, Sri Lankan Ceylon and Chinese black tea, this full-bodied tea with rich and malty undertones is the perfect accompaniment to a hearty breakfast and can be taken with or without milk.Starbucks Home Sweet Home (3)Enjoy a modern tea experience for every mood in the comfort of your home. Starbucks®Teavana Full Leaf Tea Sachets are available in boxes of 12 in all Starbucks stores nationwide. 

STARBUCKS – Personalize your coffee and discover which suits you best

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Starbucks has been known to handcraft every beverage to fit your needs, with a level of personalization that creates the perfect customized beverage every time. It’s not unusual to find your Starbucks barista suggest ways on how to personalize your usual beverage from time to time. After all, it’s the best way to discover your next favorite beverage.

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Starbucks baristas develop their artistry and passion for coffee on a daily basis. To showcase this creativity – the precision and art that goes into handcrafting every cup of coffee, Starbucks Philippines has encouraged their baristas to submit their original espresso-based beverage recipes.

A total of 22 beverage recipes were submitted from their districts and three were chosen to be featured online through the Starbucks Philippines Facebook page. The three ‘Barista Favorites’ are Dark Chocolate Espresso Fusion, Iced Double Shot Vanilla Mocha and Iced Spice White Chocolate Mocha Macchiato.STARBUCKS - Personalize your coffee and discover which suits you best (3) STARBUCKS - Personalize your coffee and discover which suits you best (1)For those who love chocolate and coffee together, the Dark Chocolate Espresso Fusion, made by Cyndy Gangaramani, store manager of Starbucks Reserve 14 Jupiter, is a blend of Dark Mocha and White Chocolate Mocha, mixed with milk and a shot of espresso and finished with a caramel drizzle on top.

Meanwhile, Richard Lim from Starbucks Plaza 100 Dela Rosa, Makati created the Iced Double Shot Vanilla Mocha. It is an Iced Mocha with an extra shot of espresso, vanilla syrup, breve, no whip and brown sugar on top to give it crunch. This is perfect for stressful days.

Lastly, the Iced Spice White Chocolate Macchiato, handcrafted by Calvin Sanchez from Starbucks 9 Macapagal Blvd., is a combination of White Chocolate Mocha sauce and Irish Crème syrup, mixed with milk and finished with Ristretto shots. It is topped with foam and a dash of cinnamon powder for those who want a little excitement in their drinks.

The best thing about these three beverages is that it’s available all year round in any of your favorite Starbucks stores. So anytime you crave these special customized beverages, you can ask your favorite barista to whip it up.

Interested in learning more about the recipes for these three drinks? Visit the Starbucks Philippines Youtube Channel and Facebook Page.

About Starbucks Philippines

December 4, 1997, the Philippines had its first taste of the Starbucks Experience with its very first branch at the 6750 Ayala Building in Makati City. Starbucks has since won the hearts of the Filipinos. The opening of the 6750 Ayala store marked an important milestone in our history – the Philippines became the third market to open outside North America. The tradition of warm hospitality, constant need for connection, and love for coffee – these are the qualities that make Starbucks Coffee and the Filipino people a great culture fit.

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About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online

Meet Me at Starbucks to Celebrate H10H

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 Heart2Heart celebrated #h1oh with a chosen few who go the extra mile to view the blog ( T. Dorothy), like Facebook and instagram ( Bing @bing0127 Ces and T. Brenda @brendalt ) give a shout out for Heart2Heart ( Rachelle @everyday_flair & Tina ) and keep every single entry on file ( T.Dorothy) .

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I asked them to meet me at Starbucks @starbucksph  because good things happen when we get together – like become cougars  ( haha! )  From breakfast I don’t know how the topic got to …… find out :-)

Titas of Manila they say? Well they are the coolest and the funniest headed by Ces @cesdrilon  super funny!

We went to the Reserve store on the ground floor of the head officeMeet me at Starbucks (6)Meet me at Starbucks (20)Meet me at Starbucks (8)Meet me at Starbucks (9) Meet me at Starbucks (10)Starbucks reserve jupiter pastry case Meet me at Starbucks (11)  I told you good things happen when we are together at @starbucksph We reminisced ? Tita Beth Romualdez @ilaahbeth who aside from being so cool and so much fun – she is a good friend of my mom and my Tita Merl, She’s a breast cancer  survivor and she started the cooking school in Bon Apetit with my Mom, it was the first gourmet cooking school in the country. Then she worked with Rustan’s Supermarket a few years ago and started Gourmet to Go. She’s a foodie and a Traveller. Follow her on instagram and journey with her.  Thank you Tita for meeting me at Starbucks and for your support #H2HPeople #H10H

Meet me at Starbucks (12) Many of my most loyal followers are my mom’s friends like sexy Tita Dorothy :-)  This explains why most of the people who came were friends of my mom.   I didn’t plan it – I just thought of people who go the extra mile for Heart2Heart and they were top of mind. She’s the sweetest and most thoughtful ever! She even brought siomai.   She always checks on us via text, she sends us food and gifts on all occasions, she’s like our mom and she’s amazing. Ever since Heart2Heart started she saved each and every entry on file. She’s the only one I know who does that and it truly means a lot. Thank you Tita @tandiane888 I love you  #H2HPeople #H10H

meet me at starbucks H10H dorothy tan  Ces @cesdrilon ordered the new bistro bowl – Cold Soba with Chicken- soba noodles tossed in savory dressing with crunchy vegetables and chicken flakes. She loves soba and she said she liked this one. There are many new Lunch dishes at Starbucks now. These bistro bowls together with a Tall Iced Shaken Tea can be availed at a special bundled price from 10 am to 2pm as part of Starbucks Signature Lunch Pairings #StarbucksPh #soba #H2HStarbucks#H2HPasta

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Meet me at Starbucks (15) Meet me at Starbucks (3)  and we watched the H10H video :-)Meet me at Starbucks (16)   I’m so happy to be Oprah again for the 2nd time this year !  Meet me at Starbucks (17)meet me at starbucks H10H giveaways noteH10H thank you card starbucks meet me at Starbucksmeet me at starbucks H10H giveawaysmeet me at starbucks H10H giveaways 2meet me at starbucks H10H giveaways starbucks Meet me at Starbucks (18) Meet me at Starbucks (4) Meet me at Starbucks (5) Tita Ludette came late because she had to go to the US EmbassyMeet me at Starbucks (19)One of my guests yesterday – Bing @bing0127who came late because she got lost ……and missed the Titas of Manila conversation.  Bing has been one of Heart2Heart’s followers since 10 years ago. Other bloggers may know her since she follows others too. She goes the extra mile to like each and every post.   A few years back we had lunch she treated me on her bday in @graceparkdining I’m so glad she made it to our celebration as she has been busy doing her chemo sessions (25 already :-( ) and was confined for 3 weeks in the hospital for pneumonia. Last year she was diagnosed with breast cancer, So please pray for her. Thank you Bing for supporting us bloggers  #H2HPeople #H2HPink

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Welcome to The Summer Heat with Starbucks

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Summer here is one of the most exciting seasons for Filipinos. It is a time for fun vacations in some of the most wonderful destinations in the country. From globally-renowned tropical getaways like Boracay and Palawan to cold destinations like Baguio or Banaue, summer is a season to bond with friends and family.

To make summer more exciting and refreshing, Starbucks is introducing a new Frappuccino® flavor and will bring back a well-loved flavor from last year. This summer, get ready for an unexpected throwback as Starbucks brings together two of our childhood favorites—popcorn and pretzels—in one delectable drink. Pop’zel Coffee Frappuccino® Blended Beverage is blended with delicious popcorn and pretzel syrup and topped with real caramel popcorn and salted pretzel over whipped cream.


A returning favorite, the Roasted Marshmallow S’mores Frappuccino® Blended Beverage is flavored with vanilla, layered with smooth marshmallow whipped cream, indulgent chocolate sauce, and graham crumble. This delicious concoction is then finished with whipped cream and more graham crumble on top. Both flavors will be available for a limited time only starting April 18.


“This summer, the iconic Frappuccino® blended beverages are inspired by our customers’ personalities: fun, creative and bold,” said Keith Cole, marketing head for Starbucks Philippines. “We have created beverages that match customers’ summer moods, handcrafted with flavors that blend sweet with savory or delight with the most exciting toppings”.

For a different kind of refreshment that is perfect to be enjoyed during hot summer days at home, Starbucks VIA® Iced Coffee has you covered with its flavor profile defined by hints of citrus and a caramelly-smooth finish.

Starbucks VIA Instant Iced Coffee

For those who prefer brewed coffee as a delightful start of your day or as a way to unwind during sweltering summer afternoons, the Starbucks Kati Kati Blend is perfect with its balance of citrus and spice notes from Kenya and floral aromas and crisp acidity from Ethiopia.


Speaking of exotic coffee destinations, Starbucks Reserve® Nicaragua La Roca and Starbucks Reserve® Costa Rica West Valley Yellow Honey will bring you to a journey of flavors.



For those who want something filling and can be perfectly paired with either a Frappuccino® or a cup of brewed coffee, there’s the Banana Chocolate Danish, a baked pastry filled with chocolate and banana

Banana Chocolate Danish

For a savory option, you may try the new Roast Beef Deli on Ciabatta Bread, sandwiched between tender rosemary ciabatta are slices of slow-roasted beef, button mushrooms, tangy and sweet pickles, and finished with horseradish spread.

Roast Beef Deli on Ciabatta Bread

Meanwhile, chocoholics out there will surely be pleased with the new 65% Dark Chocolate. This single-origin chocolate bar was sourced from the award-winning Malagos Chocolate from Davao. Every bar has 65% cocoa solids and has a distinct fruity flavor profile

For My Starbucks Rewards® members, Starbucks Frappuccino® die-cut cards will be available in new colorways, and can be bought for an initial activation fee of P1,000.

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Meanwhile, the new ‘Stay Cool’ card will be available for P300. Both will be in Starbucks stores starting April 18.

Stay Cool Card

Pair your favorite Starbucks coffee with these new lunch choices

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You’re in for a delicious treat from your favorite go-to coffeehouse! Aside from the newly-launched espresso featured beverages, Starbucks will also introduce new lunch items that will surely satisfy your cravings.

We can’t help our busy days sometimes, so sandwiches like the Clubhouse on Sourdough Bread, Salmon Dill on Multi-grain Bread and Cheese Steak on Ciabatta Bread are perfect for quick lunch runs. These sandwiches are savory, filling and will surely suit every taste. The three new choices let you enjoy a delectable gastronomic experience even on your most hectic days.Pair your favorite Starbucks (1)“At Starbucks, we know our customers are always looking for hearty, delicious and convenient food options to suit their busy, on-the-go lifestyle. We’re committed to offering the highest quality products and best possible customer experience, which is why we’re excited to introduce new offerings to complement our existing lunch portfolio,” said Keith Cole, marketing head for Starbucks Philippines.

complement our existing lunch portfolio,” said Keith Cole, marketing head for Starbucks Philippines.

Starbucks also has new bistro bowls that will fill you up. These include Cold Soba with Chicken, wherein delicate soba noodles are tossed in savory dressing with crunchy vegetables and chicken flakes, and Sweet Potato Salad, a hearty salad of sweet potato, potato, onion, celery, mixed greens and hard-boiled egg tossed in hon ey mustard dressing. These bistro bowls together with a Tall Iced Shaken Tea can be availed at a special bundled price from 10 am to 2pm as part of Starbucks Signature Lunch Pairings.Pair your favorite StarbucksThe Signature Lunch Pairings also include existing lunch favorites – pasta dishes like Spinach Lasagna and Chicken Cannelloni, and baguette sandwiches like Beef Pastrami and Chicken Salad.

Aside from these savory dishes you can enjoy in the store or to-go, Starbucks is also offering new guilt-free snacks which you can munch on. The Harvest Box Snack Packs are available in three variants: Power Mix, vitamin-fuelled combo of nuts, dried fruit, seeds and a sprinkle of chocolate, We Love Nuts consisting of peanuts, almonds, cashews and Brazil nuts, and Yo Cherry composed of sweet and tart dried cherries, hazelnuts and yogurt balls.Pair your favorite Starbucks (2)With all these, you can now pair your favorite Starbucks coffee with more food choices that are not only mouth-watering but also satisfying. 


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Starbucks Philippine Barista Championship

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The 1st Starbucks @starbucksph Philippine Barista Championship. Starbucks had the “Ambassador’s Cup” held every 2 years, and this year marks the official transition to the new Barista Championship which will be the platform to compete internationally with other baristas from other countries. Out of 4,500 baristas, 1,700 qualified and they had to narrow it down to 6 finalists who had 20 mins each to present in 3 categories – Pour Over, Latte Art and to present their own Signature drink  #StarbucksPh#H2HStarbucks

Starbucks Nichada

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Meet Me at Starbucks

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It often starts with “What do you do?”, “Kamusta weekend mo?” or “Kamusta traffic sa area mo?” Then, eventually, this small talk turns into conversations revolving around families, hobbies and passions. And, in those moments where two people do nothing but simply talk about their lives and open up their souls to one another, good things happen.

This is true for the two couples who started their relationship with a good conversation over Starbucks coffee. Alvin and Deborah first met at Starbucks, while study buddies Luis and Jet got to know each other better after a Starbucks coffee seminar.

In 2013, Alvin invited Deborah to meet up at Starbucks i2 Point in Cebu after being introduced to each other through Facebook by a common friend. They talked for the first time over Java Chip Frappuccino®, Caramel Frappuccino® and a Cinnamon Roll. In less than a month, they made their relationship official.

Meet Me at Starbucks (1)After three years, Alvin, a self-proclaimed poet, proposed to her through a 14-stanza poem. “I gave her one stanza of the poem every month during our coffee dates at Starbucks. It started on September 25, 2013, and went on for a year. After that, I never wrote her a poem again.  I decided to fulfill my plan to propose to her last March 25, 2015 and created photo slides of us with each stanza of the poem in it, but now with the culminating stanza asking her to be my wife,” Alvin shared.

Last year, they had their prenuptial photoshoot at the Starbucks store where they first met. They are now married for eight months and expecting their first born very soon.

Meanwhile, Luis and Jet’s story is a bit different. They were part of a study group that regularly met at Starbucks to review for the board exams. One Sunday after the exams, the two met again at Starbucks just to read books and spend alone time together, until a barista invited them to join a coffee seminar.Meet Me at Starbucks (2)They obliged and had a wonderful coffee experience by discovering the different growing regions and types of coffee. After the seminar, they got to know each other on a more personal level as they were able to talk more comfortably. That same day, I came to know that he loves to go to the movies and dreams about being Batman. He also allowed me to share a laugh with him about his funny childhood antics, which I still laugh about to this very moment. The coffee experience loosens up people and makes them more comfortable, and I think this is why the term ‘COCOL’ (Coffee-Coffee Lang) also became popular,” Jet shared. They agreed to attend the  following week’s coffee seminar, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Now about to get married, they still remember that first time they had a good conversation and the friendly faces of the baristas who invited them to the coffee seminar.

These, and more, happened at a place where people meet to bond and enjoy each other’s company. Starbucks, from the very start, has strived to be the third place between home and work – where one can form and keep meaningful relationships.

And, in the spirit of encouraging meaningful connections over good coffee, Starbucks invites everyone to its “Meet Me At Starbucks for a Date Night” event on February 14, 6-8PM at EVIA Daang Hari in Las Piñas and The Venice Grand Canal in Taguig, and 7-9PM at Axis Entertainment Center in Cebu and E- Lopez in Quezon City. Live musical performances, food and beverage samples, and special treats await you during the event.

Celebrate love over a cup of your favorite handcrafted beverages and share your photos and stories at – because good things happen when you get together.