Starbucks kicks off the Christmas season with celebrated seasonal coffee, food and beverage offerings in the Philippines
Starbucks beloved handcrafted holiday beverages return to stores in the Philippines for a limited time, along with the 2016 vintage Christmas Blend coffee, new food and beverage offerings and an exclusive selection of curated merchandise for gifting. Customers are invited to stop by to celebrate the arrival of Christmas season at Starbucks – a time to rejoice, with traditions rooted in more than four decades of passion for coffee and experiences and the connections that are inspired by the spirit of the season.
“I’m delighted that the holiday season has arrived in our stores again, a special time at Starbucks with tastes and experiences that inspire our partners and customers. We are honored to be a part of our customers’ yearly holiday tradition here in the Philippines.” said Keith Cole, head of marketing for Starbucks Philippines “Our customers highly anticipate our seasonal beverages, and this year we offer a delicious mix of returning favorites and new handcrafted beverages – celebrating the best of the season with them.”
This year, in addition to returning favorites Peppermint Mocha and Toffee Nut Latte, Starbucks is pleased to introduce a new handcrafted beverage for the holiday season, the Santa Hat Dark Mocha.
Santa Hat Dark Mocha: Decadent dark mocha topped with a base of strawberry whipped cream, strawberry drizzle and a dollop of snowy white whipped cream to create a playful “Santa Hat.”
Peppermint Mocha: Espresso and steamed milk sweetened with flavors of chocolate and peppermint, topped with whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and candy cane pieces.
Toffee Nut Latte: Steamed milk, espresso and toffee nut syrup and topped off with whipped cream and toffee nut sprinkles.Starbucks also welcomes the return of Christmas Blend, our most beloved coffee enjoyed in more than 60 countries around the world. Since 1984, Starbucks has created its special Christmas Blend coffee every year, showcasing its artistry in roasting and blending. In creating the 2016 blend, Starbucks ages the rare Sumatra beans for up to five years, and as the coffee rests, it develops a cedary, deep and earthy flavor. These beans are then combined with robust coffee beans from Asia-Pacific and vibrant coffee beans from Latin America resulting in a full-bodied coffee that pairs well with a variety of Christmas foods, from savory meals to sweet desserts such as the all-time favorite Starbucks Chocolate Toffee Nut Loaf. This year’s Starbucks® Christmas Blend stands apart with pronounced flavors and deep, intriguing layers of spiciness and sweetness.
Customers are invited to choose their favorite Starbucks Christmas Blend from a range of formats to suit their tastes and preferences. Coffee connoisseurs can enjoy whole bean offerings, or share the joy of Christmas with Starbucks® Christmas Blend Origami™, a delightful and convenient single-use filter for the perfect portioned cup of coffee on-the-go. Another thoughtful gift for busy coffee lovers is Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew Christmas Blend, an instant Starbucks kick to create Christmas in a cup – wherever, whenever.Customers can also explore the deeper, darker Starbucks® Christmas Blend Espresso Roast – an added option alongside Starbucks signature Espresso Roast in handcrafted espresso beverages this season.
The nuanced flavor of our rare aged Sumatra evokes the richness of the season in this bold coffee, inspired by the tradition of Christmas Blend. The addition of dark-roasted Latin American and Indonesian beans lends a caramelly sweetness and hearty spiciness with vibrant cedary spice layers.
Complementary Flavors: Ginger, orange, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, caramelized sugar
STARBUCKS® CHRISTMAS BLEND
“Vintage 2016” on our bag celebrates this coffee’s unique blend and roast, bringing forward what’s special about this coffee and the year we created it.
Each year our rare aged Sumatra gives Christmas Blend its heart and soul. Sumatran beans take on such intriguing flavors over time – and so we tend them meticulously for up to five years, specially roasting the beans at the exact moment of readiness. Adding lively Latin American and mellow Indonesian coffees completes this blend, remarkably true to the season. Layered and rich with vibrant notes of cedary spice, this is vintage 2016.
Complementary Flavors: Orange, nutmeg, clove and cinnamonGreat coffee can only be paired with great tasting food. Customers can now look forward to the return of their favorites; Chocolate Toffee Nut Loaf, Peppermint Brownie, Gingerbread Cookie, Chicken Fajita Roll and the Chocolate Crepe Cake. Starbucks is also bringing in new delectable food items to celebrate the festive season; the Single-Origin Chocolate Cake made with Venezuelan Cocoa Beans, Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake, Triple Chocolate Truffle Cookie, Chocolate Cruffin, Cranberry Bliss Bar, Chicken and Turkey with Cranberry Sauce on Croissant Baguette and the Croque Monsieur on Croissant Baguette.
To celebrate the spirit of the season, Starbucks invites customers to participate in the upcoming Christmas Grand Launch to be held on October 29 and 30 at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-la Plaza in Mandaluyong City.
A Delightful Gathering of Flavors
Savor the Christmas season with new and returning favorites
Promotion Period: November 2, 2016 – January 8, 2017
CHOCOLATE TOFFEE NUT LOAF
Moist and decadent chocolate loaf topped with chocolate and toffee.
Moist and chewy chocolate brownie with peppermint cheese filling and topped with chocolate ganache.
A polar bear gingerbread cookie decorated with sugar icing.
CHICKEN FAJITA ROLL
A tortilla filled with mouth-watering Mexican flavored chicken breast fillet.
CHOCOLATE CRÊPE CAKE
Milky and light vanilla sponge cake layered with creamy milk chocolate and finished with milk chocolate frosting made with Venezuelan cacao beans.
CHOCOLATE FUDGE CHEESECAKE
Dark chocolate cheesecake loaded with chocolate fudge bar, roasted walnuts and chocolate chips
TRIPLE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE COOKIE
Delicious dark chocolate cookie that is crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside
Light chocolate cream makes a luscious filling for this muffin- shaped croissant. A sprinkling of cocoa powder completes this delectable treat.
CRANBERRY BLISS BAR
This treat is as tasty as it is gorgeous. Made with sweet cream cheese icing, tart dried cranberries, chopped pistachio and then drizzled with white chocolate.
CHICKEN AND TURKEY WITH CRANBERRY SAUCE ON CROISSANT BAGUETTE
Slow-cooked chicken and turkey marinated in Christmas spices, thick cranberry sauce and sweet and salty apple stuffing on a light and buttery croissant baguette. Best served warm.
CROQUE MONSIEUR ON CROISSANT BAGUETTE
Our holiday collection features warm and vibrant designs to usher the colors of the season. This year’s Snowman and Holiday Tree Cards have a backdrop of wintery scenes in a hand-painted finish, while the Happy Holidays Card decked with mistletoes and holiday holly will be offered for the first time here in the Philippines.Available for an initial consumable load amount of ?300 per card
Available starting November 2, 2016.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
A customer can avail of a Starbucks® Christmas Traditions Promo card from November 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017 with no purchase required.
One sticker is awarded for each Starbucks® handcrafted beverage purchase. Holder must accumulate a total of eighteen (18) stickers, to redeem one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planner.
Holiday Featured Beverages
choice of any of the following:
Toffee Nut Latte*
Santa Hat Dark Mocha*
*(hot, iced or Frappuccino® blended beverage)
Any Starbucks Core Handcrafted Beverage of your choice
EXCEPT bottled beverages
Customer must present the Starbucks® Christmas Traditions card to the barista upon purchase to get the corresponding number of stickers.
In case any of the Holiday featured beverages are not available (ex. Toffee Nut Latte), customers can substitute it with any of the remaining holiday featured beverages (ex. Santa Hat Dark Mocha or Peppermint Mocha). Should all three (3) not be available, only then can customers substitute with any espresso-based or Frappuccino®blended beverage of their choice.
A customer must complete the required number of stickers to qualify for the redemption of one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planner. A combination of up to two (2) promo cards will be allowed, provided that the 9 featured plus 9 core beverages have been purchased. Excess stickers for combined cards will be forfeited.
Once all stickers are completed, customer must submit the Starbucks®Christmas Traditions Card/s to redeem one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planner from any Starbucks Coffee store in the Philippines.
Tampering with and/or transferring of stickers to obtain the required number of stickers will render all promo cards null and void.
Every purchase of a handcrafted beverage (including Starbucks Signature Pairings bundled beverage) using a Starbucks Card will be awarded one (1) sticker and one (1) Beverage Star. Terms and conditions that apply to the Starbucks Card are available onwww.starbucks.ph/card.
Single receipt bulk purchase of food and other retail items (merchandise, whole bean and Starbucks VIA®) worth at least ?7,000 will entitle the customer to one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planner. Combination of receipts is not allowed.
Bulk purchase of gift certificates and Starbucks Card load/reload of at least ?7,000 will not entitle the customer to a planner.
The following transactions and discounts are qualified for this promotion.
Senior Citizen discount
Personal Cup/Tumbler ?5 discount
The following coupons and discounts are disqualified for this promotion.
Service Recovery Coupon
Free Tall Beverage Coupon
Customer Voice Redemption
Starbucks Card Registration Treat
Starbucks Card Beverage Treat Redemption
Promotion starts on November 2, 2016. Stickers may be obtained from November 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
Redemption of the Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planner starts November 2, 2016 up to March 9, 2017, at Starbucks stores in the Philippines only.
Per DTI-FTEB SPD Permit No. 12857 Series of 2016
Gifts To Delight You and The Ones You Love
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.
To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.ph