STARBUCKS LAUNCHED NEW FRAPPUCCINO BEVERAGES FOR SUMMER

Coffee or Tea? uhmm, why not mix them both together? 


[June 1, 2016] Starbucks has invited members of the Davao Bloggers Society to have a sneak peek of what is coming up at the stores this month. Starbucks is going to launched a new refreshing and unique twist on chocolate and tea to experience a fun-filled discoveries with summer Frappuccino® Blended Beverages. It will start on June 7, 2016.

This is actually my first event with Starbucks; and i'm really ecstatic to be part of this one. We were able to meet the people behind Starbucks Philippines Marketing team; they were very amazing and very awesome people. They discussed with us what the newest offerings are and when will these items be available.

Starbucks Marketing Team: Mr. Ralf Solis (District 13 Manager), Ms. Denise Barrameda (Marketing Specialist), Ms. Estee Go (Loyalty Manager), Ms. Ria Yatco (Marketing Associate), Mr. Love Fernandez (Marketing Manager)
It may be too late for summer, but isn't it that everyone always wants to have a sense of Summer and adventure on our every day lives? hehe Well, worry no more because Starbucks Philippines inspires customers’ sense of summertime adventure with unique twists on the signature flavors of chocolate and tea in two new Frappuccino® Blended Beverages, available for a limited time: the Chocolate Black Tea with Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino® Blended Beverage and Double Chocolate Green Tea Frappuccino® Blended Beverage.

Starbucks brings fresh inspiration to summer by pairing thirst-quenching tea with decadent, rich chocolate to offer a delightful sensation, perfect for tea and chocolate lovers. The new Chocolate Black Tea with Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino® Blended Beverage is delightful and indulgent with every sip.

I really love this creation. I never thought of loving a tea based drink haha. It does taste like milk-tea but with a stronger Black Tea flavor; the Earl Grey jelly also is a great addition to the drink.

Starbucks Chocolate Black Tea with Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino® Blended Beverage 
It is a blend of Kenyan Tea leaves and chocolate is infused into a smooth and delicious Black Tea Frappuccino. This beverage starts with a layer of refreshing ad aromatic Earl Grey Tea Jelly then topped with a smooth Black Tea Frappuccino with chocolate Java Chips and finished with whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate Black Tea powder. 

Starbucks Chocolate Black Tea with Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino® Blended Beverage
If you're a green tea/matcha lover, then this will really be a satisfying drink for you. It is Inspired by the latest trends from patisserie chefs and chocolatiers, Starbucks pairs green tea with chocolate in the Double Chocolate Green Tea Frappuccino® Blended Beverage. It’s a combination sure to energize anyone on a hot day. 

Starbucks Double Chocolate Green Tea Frappuccino® Blended Beverage
This beverage is Green Tea Frappuccino infused with crunchy Java Chips layered with a smooth chocolate sauce at the top and bottom of the cup. It is then topped with whipped cream and a light dusting of Green Tea powder. 

Starbucks Double Chocolate Green Tea Frappuccino® Blended Beverage

Keith Cole, Starbucks Philippines head for marketing, once said: “The Starbucks Frappuccino® Blended Beverages come in many flavors, textures and layers – these are unique Starbucks® beverages. With original twists on favorite flavors, our latest summer beverages embrace the taste for the new that define our customers in the Philippines. If you love chocolate with your tea or coffee, the new Chocolate Black Tea with Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino® Blended Beverage and Double Chocolate Green Tea Frappuccino® Blended Beverage will be irresistible for summer.

Here's another offering that Starbucks will be releasing that surely the iced-coffee lovers would appreciate. Now you can conveniently brew your own refreshing coffee at home, with the new Starbucks Iced Coffee Blend, specially roasted to accentuate its full flavored taste when chilled, this blend creates an invigorating and refreshing beverage.

During the event, we were given the chance to brew our own coffee with the help of Rael, the District Coffee Master for Starbucks Davao. It was really fun because we get to know how to properly brew the coffee to get the best taste.

Starbucks Iced Coffee Blend
Starbucks Iced Coffee Blend
Rael, District Coffee Master for Starbucks Davao City 
Aside from its beverages, they also have new food selection, soon to be coming in your favorite Starbucks stores. For a total gastronomic experience, pair these reinvigorating beverages with Starbucks featured food items such as Purple Yam Cheesecake with Red Mung Bean and Macapuno, Chicken Milk Bun, Chicken Parmigiana Wrap, and Sausage and Spinach on Focaccia Bread. Whether it’s for breakfast or a light snack, we’ve got new food items that you can enjoy with your favorite coffee.


PURPLE YAM CHEESECAKE with Red Mung Bean and Macapuno 
(P140/slice | P1,550/whole)

It is a silken smooth, yet light cheesecake swirled with purple yam and red mung bean and macapuno. An indulgent dessert!

Starbucks  Purple Yam Cheesecake with Red Mung Bean and Macapuno
CHICKEN MILK BUN 
(P 75 / pc)

It is a soft and toasty milk bun filled with mouthwatering smoked sesame chicken fillet topped with sweet cookie crumbs. Best served warm.

Starbucks Chicken Milk Bun
CHICKEN PARMIGIANA WRAP 
(P 165 / pc)

It is a tortilla wrap filled with baked chicken fillet, parmesan and mozzarella cheese, roasted eggplant and pomodoro sauce. Best served warm.

Starbucks Chicken Parmigiana Wrap
SAUSAGE AND SPINACH ON FOCACCIA BREAD 
(P 175 / pc)

It is a crusty and soft bread filled with creamy spinach and sliced Italian sausage. Best served warm.

Starbucks Sausage and Spinach on Focaccia Bread
Plus, new core food items such as the Breakfast Pancakes which go perfectly well with your coffee and Go Lite! Chips which are great for your afternoon snack cravings.


BREAKFAST PANCAKES 
with maple-flavored syrup, butter and jam
(P 95 / pc)

The perfect meal to start your busy day. Three light and fluffy breakfast pancakes served with maple-flavored syrup, butter and jam. Best served warm.

Starbucks Breakfast Pancakes
GO LITE! CHIPS 
(P 50 / pc)

We know you’re going to love the guilt-free experience of Go Lite! Sweet Maui Onion Cassava Popped Chips are gluten free, trans-fat free and only 100 calories per bag. It is best paired with our sandwiches.

oh wait, There's more! If you're a Starbucks card "collector" like me, then you'll be happy about this. Starbucks will be releasing two (2) designs of their cards soon.

One is the VIVIENNE TAM + STARBUCKS CARD - which will be available on July 1. 

In collaboration with Vivienne Tam, this limited edition Starbucks Card is inspired by her iconic “Bird and Flora” print. The design showcases Tam’s East-meets-West approach to design, that effortlessly blends cultural roots with modern design vocabulary.

Available for an initial consumable load amount of ₱1,000.

Second is the SCALES CARD - which will available starting June 7, 2016.  

Inspired by our Siren’s tail, this special blue fish scales design will make a colorful splash this season. Available for an initial consumable load amount of ₱300.

Isn't it cool? It such an awesome experience for me to be able to get these cards before anyone else! Blogger Perks - haha.

They will also release a new design of their tumbler  - the Vivienne Tam x Starbucks design. That will come out by July 2016.

We ended the night with chit chats among bloggers and the Starbucks staff members and we were given loot bags as part of their appreciation of our presence during the small gathering.

The Starbucks Re-usable Cup
tried all the new food offerings! haha it was really delicious.
The Starbucks loot bag! It consists of the Kenya Coffee Blend, a pack of Go Lite! Chips, the limited edition water tumbler and the new Scales Card.

Thank you again Starbucks Philippines team and hope to see you guys again soon!

xxx

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