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.
It’s that time of the year again and everyone is waiting to see what features will come with the new 2018 Starbucks planner! You need not wait any longer. I’m giving you the sneak peek tour so you can already decide which one you’ll go for.
The mechanics for the planner are the same as last year’s. There are eighteen (18) stickers to collect (9 from any handcrafted core beverage and 9 from featured holiday beverages). The collection period for the stickers is from November 2, 2017 to January 8, 2018. Promo cards will be given out for free. Stickers from two (2) promo cards can be combined as long as they fulfill the 9 featured plus 9 core beverages. More mechanics can be found at the end of this post.
New beverages, food items, Starbucks cards, and a promo await all Starbucks Philippines lovers starting this month.
New Beverages (June 6 to July 24, 2017)
The onset of the rainy season is already here but there are still days when it is H-O-T!!! Starbucks is introducing this month two new beverages — perfect for cooling down.
The Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino is blended with banana puree, layered on top of strawberry whipped cream, and then topped with regular whipped cream, a rich chocolate drizzle and crunchy waffle cone pieces.
The Heart Month of February will see two indulgent beverages from Starbucks, the return of the Starbucks Tribute Blend, and more.
Starting February 21, enjoy the flavors of the Tahitian Vanilla Macchiato and Valencia Orange Cocoa Cappuccino.
Tahitian Vanilla Macchiato offers a twist on the classic pairing of vanilla and coffee. Its floral aroma and mild sweetness pairs perfectly with the roasty coffee and complemented by a layer of velvety steamed milk. It is then topped with Starbucks signature espresso and finished with vanilla bean specks and vanilla drizzle in the classic double crosshatch pattern.
2017 is starting out with a bang. The Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day are not far away. Starbucks kicks off the year with its Starbucks 2017 kickstarters — eye candy items like new Starbucks cards, merchandise, and delectable new food creations as well as beverages. Read till the end because there is a Valentine’s promo as well.
Starbucks Reserve Card
The very first Starbucks Reserve card to be offered in the Philippines is coming out on January 9 and will be available ONLY at Reserve stores for an initial load of just PhP 300. The card features the Starbucks Reserve logo and wordmark against a sleek black background. CLASSIC! And a sure collectible too!
It’s my favorite time of the year again — Christmas time! Starbucks holiday food and beverage items are here once more to put us in that Christmas spirit as early as now. Going by the Christmas theme: “Crafted by Hand and Heart“, Starbucks’ food and beverage choices indeed celebrate the treasure of creating by hand and from the heart.
Let’s start with the holiday beverages! There’s a new variant this year, making it three (3) holiday beverages in all.
HOLIDAY BEVERAGES (from November 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017)
Santa Hat Dark Mocha Frappuccino
This is the NEW holiday beverage – Looking like Santa’s hat, this frappe is made from dark mocha topped with classic and strawberry whipped cream, strawberry drizzle and a dollop of snowy white whipped cream on top. I love the strawberry flavor so sipping this one was a delight and a strong contender against my holiday favorite — the next beverage I’ll talk about.
The Santa Hat Dark Mocha is available in hot, iced and blended variants. Tall – PhP 170; Grande PhP 185; Venti– PhP 200.