Starting Nov. 2, Starbucks beloved handcrafted holiday beverages return to stores in the Philippines for a limited time, along with the 2016 vintage Christmas Blend coffee, new food and beverage offerings and an exclusive selection of curated merchandise for gifting. Customers are invited to stop by to celebrate the arrival of Christmas season at Starbucks – a time to rejoice, with traditions rooted in more than four decades of passion for coffee and experiences and the connections that are inspired by the spirit of the season.
“I’m delighted that the holiday season has arrived in our stores again, a special time at Starbucks with tastes and experiences that inspire our partners and customers. We are honored to be a part of our customers’ yearly holiday tradition here in the Philippines.” said Keith Cole, head of marketing for Starbucks Philippines “Our customers highly anticipate our seasonal beverages, and this year we offer a delicious mix of returning favorites and new handcrafted beverages – celebrating the best of the season with them.”
This year, in addition to returning favorites Peppermint Mocha and Toffee Nut Latte, Starbucks is pleased to introduce a new handcrafted beverage for the holiday season, the Santa Hat Dark Mocha.
- Santa Hat Dark Mocha: Decadent dark mocha topped with a base of strawberry whipped cream, strawberry drizzle and a dollop of snowy white whipped cream to create a playful “Santa Hat.”
- Peppermint Mocha: Espresso and steamed milk sweetened with flavors of chocolate and peppermint, topped with whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and candy cane pieces.
- Toffee Nut Latte: Steamed milk, espresso and toffee nut syrup and topped off with whipped cream and toffee nut sprinkles.
Starbucks also welcomes the return of Christmas Blend, our most beloved coffee enjoyed in more than 60 countries around the world. Since 1984, Starbucks has created its special Christmas Blend coffee every year, showcasing its artistry in roasting and blending. In creating the 2016 blend, Starbucks ages the rare Sumatra beans for up to five years, and as the coffee rests, it develops a cedary, deep and earthy flavor. These beans are then combined with robust coffee beans from Asia-Pacific and vibrant coffee beans from Latin America resulting in a full-bodied coffee that pairs well with a variety of Christmas foods, from savory meals to sweet desserts such as the all-time favorite Starbucks Chocolate Toffee Nut Loaf. This year’s Starbucks® Christmas Blend stands apart with pronounced flavors and deep, intriguing layers of spiciness and sweetness.
Customers are invited to choose their favorite Starbucks Christmas Blend from a range of formats to suit their tastes and preferences. Coffee connoisseurs can enjoy whole bean offerings, or share the joy of Christmas with Starbucks® Christmas Blend Origami™, a delightful and convenient single-use filter for the perfect portioned cup of coffee on-the-go. Another thoughtful gift for busy coffee lovers is Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew Christmas Blend, an instant Starbucks kick to create Christmas in a cup – wherever, whenever.
Customers can also explore the deeper, darker Starbucks® Christmas Blend Espresso Roast – an added option alongside Starbucks signature Espresso Roast in handcrafted espresso beverages this season.
Great coffee can only be paired with great tasting food. Customers can now look forward to the return of their favorites; Chocolate Toffee Nut Loaf, Peppermint Brownie, Gingerbread Cookie, Chicken Fajita Roll and the Chocolate Crepe Cake. Starbucks is also bringing in new delectable food items to celebrate the festive season; the Single-Origin Chocolate Cake made with Venezuelan Cocoa Beans, Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake, Triple Chocolate Truffle Cookie, Chocolate Cruffin, Cranberry Bliss Bar, Chicken and Turkey with Cranberry Sauce on Croissant Baguette and the Croque Monsieur on Croissant Baguette.
To celebrate the spirit of the season, Starbucks invites customers to participate in the upcoming Christmas Grand Launch to be held on October 29 and 30 at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-la Plaza in Mandaluyong City.