The Newest Starbucks
Summer 2018 Refreshments
By Kyzia Maramara
Summer is best celebrated with friends, family, a trip to the beach or a staycation in the city, and of course, ice-cold tasty treats to help you cool down. It’s a good thing our favorite coffee shop Starbucks will be launching their new summer flavors and offers, just in time to counter the sweltering heat of Philippine summer!
Starbucks will not only be releasing new blended drinks, desserts, coffee, and pastries this month, they’ve also launched the Starbucks PH app for every customer’s convenience. Read on to #GetTheFeels of the latest flavors summer has in store for you!
Midnight Mocha Frappuccino
Php 165 | Php 180 | Php 195
Midnight Mocha Frappuccino is a monochrome blended beverage that might just be your next favorite Starbucks drink. It fuses black cocoa powder, Starbucks coffee and Java chip with a filling of whipped cream. Midnight Mocha finishes with a lovely swirl of whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder. This drink might be familiar if you’re a Java chip lover, but it’s definitely a step up from Java chip!
Php 165 | Php 180 | Php 195
The name itself gives you a clue on the different tastes this Frappuccino has to offer. Tea-ramisu successfully brings together the creamy taste of cheesecake milk and thick Japanese matcha for a spin on the famous Tiramisu. Green tea is then blended with shipped mascarpone cheese for the tasty fusion of tea and tiramisu. Topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of green tea cookie crumble, this green and white marbled drink is always Instagram ready for you!
Chocolate Babka (Non-Kosher)
Starbuck’s newest summer baked goods are also here. For the lover of all things chocolate, indulge in Chocolate Babka (Non-Kosher), buttery sweet bread filled with Belgian chocolate. Made with high-quality but simple ingredients, this particular pastry might make you crave for another one!
Php 175 – slice | Php 1,575 – whole
This decadent dessert is made with creamy pistachio and white chocolate mousse with layers of vanilla and chocolate cake, finished with whipped cream and chopped pistachio nuts. The Pistachio Dome is perfect for people who don’t want their desserts to be too sweet, the pistachio provides a great balance for the sweetness of the cakes.
Savory: Spinach Mushroom Dutch Pancake and Classic Italian
Spinach Mushroom Dutch Pancake (Php 175) is a paper-thin pancake with creamy spinach and sautéed mushroom.
If you’re in the mood for a great sandwich, Classic Italian (Php 175) is toasted pesto bread filled with sliced turkey, ham, salami, mortadella, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.
Single Origin Colombia Huila and Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee
Starbucks Single Origin series presents its latest addition – Colombia Huila (Php 445), coffee cultivated on Colombia’s steep mountain slopes. Every sip gives flavors of juicy acidity with milk chocolate sweetness and subtle apple notes.
For iced coffee you could have anytime, anywhere, Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee (Php 195) offers coffee that’s caramelly-smooth with hints of citrus and well-balanced with a touch of cane sugar for that refreshing finish. Iced Coffee is specifically formulated to dissolve in cold water in an instant so you could literally bring it with you anywhere.
New colorful Frappuccino cards
Starbucks has never failed to provide cards with the best and artistic designs we simply cannot resist! Colorful Frappuccino cards are now available in 4 new designs, bright and cheery for summer. Each card must be activated for an amount of Php 1,000 each.
Available in all stores starting May 1, 2018.
Starbucks PH App
Everything new Starbucks Philippines has for summer could be conveniently browsed from the comfort of your office chair by simply downloading their new app, Starbucks PH. It contains an updated menu for all Starbucks branches so you could check what’s available before walking to the branch nearest you.
Starbucks PH app could also now be used to pay for your drinks and earn stars and rewards. You could add all your cards to the app and combine their amounts, a handy solution to those people always forgetting their cards.
If you have trouble finding a branch near you, Starbucks PH app provides you a map with all the branches near you and shows you how to get there. Download the app for free and try its features for yourself!
Starbuck’s new summer offers will be available in a limited time starting April 11.
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