Starbucks Limited Edition Kadayawan Tumbler 2013

It’s fiesta time!Starbucks celebrates the Kadayawan Festival 2013 with a treat and an even more exciting limited edition Starbucks Kadayawan Tumbler.


Inspired by the scenery, rich culture and bountiful feast of Davao City, Starbucks features a limited edition Kadayawan Tumbler. Its lively colors and striking design will surely make anyone feel that it’s time to celebrate this Fiesta!


To celebrate with Davao City on August 14, Starbucks is offering an exciting treat for everyone this Kadayawan Festival. For purchase of at least P500 of food and or beverage at any of our stores in Davao City, a customer will be given a limited edition Starbucks Logo Coaster. A nice treat for any coffee lover.

* This offer is valid until supplies last.

What’s New: Starbucks Lunch Sandwiches and Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

I recently learned that Starbucks actually change their sandwich line up every year, which is good, if you ask me. Customers are always in the look out for something new to satisfy their palates and having new sandwiches on the menu every year is a great way to keep the consumers interested. I got to sample SB’s new lunch sandwiches, which I must say, truly made my tummy happy.


A juicy pairing of hearty healthy classic tuna dill salad, slices of hardboiled egg and creamy melted cheese on a toasted dark ciabatta bread. Substantial and satisfying. Do you know that tuna is “brain food”?


A soft and chewy bread filled with sliced savory salami, provolone and cheddar cheese. Marbled rye bread, salami and cheese a perfect combination.


Juicy roasted chicken breast fillet tossed with aromatic pesto mayo sauce and Shiitake mushroom topped with melted Emmenthal and cheddar cheese on grilled flat bread.


Our new vegetarian sandwich has everything you need for the day. A crusty warm artisan multi-grain rye bread stuffed with a delicious blend of cheese, spinach, artichoke, mushrooms, garlic and onions. A vegetarian delight!

My favorite! =)


A sinfully delicious gooey grilled cheese sandwich coupled with six types of cheeses (Gruyere, Emmenthal, Provolone, Mozzarella, Feta and Cheddar) and crispy bacon strips. Subtly seasoned with creamy pesto sauce on herbed ciabatta bread. The classic, ultimate comfort food on a rainy day.

Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

I also got to take home the famed Starbucks VIA Ready Brew. I’m not a heavy coffee drinker because I have low caffeine tolerance (I easily palpitate), but I did try the Columbia (medium strength). It’s nothing like any instant coffee I’ve ever tasted before; the aroma and the taste is just like brewed coffee.

Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew is made from responsibly grown and ethically sourced high quality Arabica beans. It is roasted and brewed according to Starbucks standards. It includes microground coffee, wherein beans are ground so finely that they dissolve in the cup. This adds aroma, body and flavor to the coffee.

The Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew comes in 3-pack and a 12-pack. The single-serve sachets currently come in two flavors: Colombia and Italian Roast.


This 100% Colombian Arabica coffee and is ethically sourced. Enjoy the rich, smooth taste, with that signature walnut-like taste found in great Colombian coffees.

P130 – 3 pack
P450 – 12 pack


A big, bold, full-bodied cup of coffee, worthy of the Italian coffee tradition. This is genuine, dark-roasted Starbucks® coffee, 100% Arabica and ethically sourced.

P130 – 3 pack
P450 – 12 pack


Starbucks VIA® Decaf Italian Roast is for those occassions that call for the rich, bold taste of coffee – but not the caffeine. An after-dinner dessert? A late study break? A nightcap on the town? You’ll find that all of these situations (and a thousand more) are perfect for our high-quality, 100% Arabica, naturally decaffeinated ready brew coffee.

P470 – 12 pack

Starbucks Card: Turn Your Visits into Rewards

Starbucks Philippines held its first-ever event in Mindanao yesterday, August 13, 2013 at Starbucks SM Lanang Premier. I was privileged enough to have graced the occasion. The SB Marketing team introduced a lot of exciting things that I’m sure their loyal customers will love; I will be sharing them all, so stay tuned. For the meantime, here’s something you might want to know about the Starbucks Card.
Starbucks Philippines recently launched the iconic Starbucks Card in all Starbucks stores across the Philippines. I was lucky to have received my very own SB Card and I cannot wait to use it and earn stars! =)
The Starbucks Card is a stored value and loyalty card that offers customers rewards when making purchases at over 210 Starbucks stores in the country. With the Starbucks Card, you can earn 1 Star for every purchase of any handcrafted beverage, 250g of whole bean coffee and 12-pack of Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew. 
Starbucks customers can activate a Starbucks Card for a minimum amount of P300. The card can be reloaded with money up to a maximum amount of P10,000 – allowing customers to pay for their Starbucks favorites without having their wallet on hand. Customer who also register online can protect their balance anytime their card is lost or stolen.
When you register your card online, you get to receive a complimentary Grande handcrafted beverage and a slice of cake every year on your birthday (with every purchase of any handcrafted beverage). 
Customers can use their Stars to redeem:
Any Grande handcrafted beverage for every 12 Beverage Stars 
Any 250g of whole bean coffee for every 10 Whole Bean Stars 
Any 12-pack Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew for every 10 Starbucks VIA® Stars.


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Starbucks (and what’s the deal about it)

I have this thinking that Starbucks is just an overrated, overpriced coffee shop fitted for people who want to put the “high” in their class. Turned out, I was wrong. Well sure, it’s for people with quite a dime to spare, but it’s also for people like me, who’s willing to go beyond the budget for an amazing gastronomic feast.
Last Saturday, my sister and I went for an early stroll around China Town (in search of the infamous Vivienne Westwood wedges). We found it, but now we’re having second thoughts. It’s practicality versus going with the trend. You know what I’m saying?  ANYWAY, After drenching with heat and exhaustion, we decided to treat ourselves with Starbucks, SM City Davao branch.