Starbucks introduces its offerings for New Year 2018 and the Year of the Dog

Starbucks star-BARKS! As the New Year breezes in and the Year of the Dog is just around the corner, Starbucks once again has a lineup of goodies that are both eye candy and mouth-watering.

The Lunar New Year Starbucks card

So cute!!! Beginning January 9, this lovable Lunar New Year Starbucks card to welcome the Year of the Dog (which starts Feb. 16, 2018) can be yours just for a load of PhP 300.

Starbucks Lunar New Year Card

Two new beverages beginning January 9, 2018

Kick off the new year with two new Starbucks beverages: the Okinawa Brown Sugar Latte and a returning favorite, the Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble.

The Okinawa Brown Sugar Latte base is the Starbucks espresso with a hint of mellow sweetness from Okinawa brown sugar –- specialty produce from the Japanese island and famous for its complex flavors and versatilities. The latte is finished off with a swirl of brown sugar drizzle on milk foam. This is available in iced format.

Starbucks Okinawa Brown Sugar Latte

You cannot go wrong with salted caramel so I am happy they are bringing back a favorite — the Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble — a combination of 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. This is available in both iced format and blended beverage format.


Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble

Both beverages cost PhP 155 (Short). PhP 165 (Tall), PhP 180 (Grande), and PhP 195 (Venti).

Lots of WOOF, WOOF merchandise to celebrate the Year of the Dog

My family loves dogs. At one point, I think we had 5 or 6 at the same time. Now, we have just two as they can also be high maintenance. One of my kids was also born in the Year of the Dog. So this year is special, especially since Starbucks is featuring several cute doggie-designed merchandise for those who were born in the Year of the Dog or who simply want to own something that reminds them of man’s best friend.

Starbucks White Dog Mug 14 oz.
Starbucks White Dog Mug 14 oz.


Starbucks Dog Bearista
Starbucks Dog Bearista


Starbucks Dog water bottle 16 oz
Starbucks Dog water bottle 16 oz



Starbucks Dog Face Tumbler 12 oz
Starbucks Dog Face Tumbler 12 oz



Starbucks Zodiac Dog Mug
Starbucks Zodiac Dog Mug


MORE: Another Starbucks card and a new whole bean coffee blend

Watch out also on January 9 for another Starbucks card — the Coffee Card with a Greeting Card. You can get this card by activating PhP 500.

Starbucks Coffee Card with Greeting Card

A new whole coffee bean blend is also being introduced — the Starbucks Guatemala Huehuetenango. Grown in the highest and driest growing region in Guatemala, the Huehuetenango single-origin roast’s flavor is cocoa notes with a dried-fruit finish.

Starbucks Guatemala Huehuetenango


Activate that Starbucks Kape Vinta card this January!


Starbucks' Kape Vinta card

If you have the Starbucks planner, remember…now’s the time to take that out, bring it to any Starbucks store, activate it (preferably before January 22) by loading at least PhP 300, and register it to your Starbucks account. You just might win Starbucks for a month or Starbucks for a whole YEAR! I wrote about this awesome promo HERE.

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