Starbucks celebrates its 20th year in the Philippines with a bejeweled collection

TWENTY YEARS!!! On December 4, 2017, Starbucks will celebrate 20 years of its presence in the Philippines!

December 4, 1997 saw the opening of a little coffeehouse with a green logo in a Makati building and to this day, it still stands there – in 6750 Building, Ayala Center. Starbucks Philippines was the third market to open outside of North America.

In celebration of these two decades, Starbucks is coming out with a very special anniversary collection of mugs and tumblers.

At the top is its (very) limited edition Starbucks 20th Anniversary collection of mugs released beginning December 1, 2017.  All the anniversary mugs’ designs are a tribute to the Philippines’ woven art. Each 12-oz ceramic mug features traditional textile patterns and is accented by 200 white and emerald (the traditional 20th anniversary stone) Swarovski crystals. It also comes with a special-edition numbered certificate and a ready-to-gift box stamped with the Starbucks wordmark.

(L-R) White, White Gold, and Silver ceramic mugs with Swarovski crystals


The most precious of the three mug designs is the full white gold 20th Anniversary mug. Starbucks created this rare premium item as a nod to Philippine heritage. Only 500 pieces of these limited anniversary mugs have been produced. This mug retails at PhP 6,295.

The other two Starbucks 20th Anniversary mugs are the 12-oz, double-wall ceramic versions that come in white and silver. Only 1,500 pieces of each color were made and each mug retails at PhP 4,295.

The perfect Christmas gift for the coffee lover is the understated version of the 20th Anniversary collection — a 16 fl. oz white acrylic tumbler  which also features the 20th anniversary weave pattern in silver foil. Each tumbler comes with a package and a hangtag for gifting. It is available for PhP 895.

Starbucks 20th anniversary acrylic tumbler
My very own Starbucks 20th anniversary tumbler!!!


20th anniversary white acrylic tumbler

On December 4, the actual date of Starbucks’ 20th anniversary, they will also release the Starbucks 6750 Ayala Mug in recognition of its first store in the Philippines. Matte black ceramic mugs, designed with the gold Siren decal, mark this one-of-a-kind collectible. The artwork first seen on the wall of the store is rendered in this 12-oz tribute item that features special hand-painted finishes. The 6750 Ayala Mug will come in an elaborate gift package and is priced at PhP 1,295. This will be available EXCLUSIVELY at the 6750 branch.

The Starbucks 6750 Ayala Mug


To round off the anniversary collection is a unique blend, the Hacienda Alsacia whole bean packaged coffee, grown in a coffee farm in Costa Rica. This unique blend will be served only in the Starbucks Seattle Roastery and Tasting Room and will be available only for a limited time beginning December 4.

Congratulations, Starbucks, on your 20th anniversary in the country!!!

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