Switch up moments with unapologetically indulgent desserts from the Starbucks menu. The new decadent Pistachio Dome, made with creamy pistachio and white chocolate mousse with vanilla and chocolate-layered cake finished with whipped cream and chopped pistachio nuts.
The Chocolate Babka(non-kosher), a sweet bread filled with Belgian chocolate, and the returning Maple Pecan Danish, a flaky pastry filled with maple cream and sprinkled with roasted pecan.
New savory dishes are also available; the Spinach Mushroom Dutch Pancake, a paper-thin pancake with creamy spinach and sautéed mushrooms, and the Classic Italian, pesto bread sandwich filled with sliced turkey ham, salami, mortadella, and mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
CLASSIC ITALIAN ₱175
Sliced turkey ham, salami, mortadella, mozzarella
and parmesan cheese on toasted pesto bread.
MAPLE PECAN DANISH ₱65
Light and flaky Danish pastry filled with delicious
maple cream and topped with chopped roasted
PISTACHIO DOME ₱175/slice ₱1,575/whole
Creamy pistachio and white chocolate mousse over
layers of vanilla and chocolate cake finished with
whipped cream and chopped Pistachio nuts.
SPINACH MUSHROOM DUTCH PANCAKE ₱175
Paper thin pancake filled with creamy spinach and
New Starbucks whole bean coffee and VIA® ready-to-brew can also help you cool down this summer. The latest addition to the Starbucks® Single Origin series, the Colombia Huila, surprises with juicy acidity, milk chocolate sweetness and a hint of apple flavour in every sip. For refreshing iced coffee anytime, anywhere, there is also the Starbucks VIA® Iced Coffee, a caramelly-smooth drink with traces of citrus, sweetened with a dash of cane sugar for a perfectly-balanced finish.
STARBUCKS® SINGLE ORIGIN SERIES COLOMBIA HUILA ₱445
Presenting a new addition to the Starbucks® Single Origin series – Colombia Huila is a small-lot coffee cultivated on Colombia’s steep mountain slopes, resulting in subtle apple notes with juicy acidity and milk chocolate sweetness.
Flavor: Juicy acidity with milk chocolate sweetness
Complementary Flavors: Fresh fruit, milk chocolate and buttered bread
STARBUCKS RESERVE® COLOMBIA CAUCA ₱595
In Colombia’s Cauca region lies a sacred mountain valley fed by flowing rivers. Inza, a small municipality within Cauca, is home to pre-Colombian ruins and high altitude agriculture. The indigenous cultures here share a history reaching back centuries, but geographical isolation due to rugged mountain highlands and a lack of road means their international coffee story is only now taking shape. Thanks to outreach by exporters, these remote growers can now showcase their long history of great stewardship cultivating exemplary coffee. Each small-lot farm sits above 1,524 meters so we anticipated enticing high altitude flavors, but the savory herbaciousness of this Inza cup gave even our most seasoned tasters a brilliant surprise.
Flavor: Citrus and herbal
Complementary Flavors: Sweet citrus and buttery breads
STARBUCKS RESERVE® BRAZIL IP ESTATE ₱595
The Isidro Pereira (IP) Estate has been producing outstanding coffees for more than 50 years. The owner, Luiz Paulo Dias Pereira, was intrigued by opportunities for innovation at his farm and invested in a processing system that fully washes coffee. While many specialty coffee farmers use this method worldwide, fully washed processing is still relatively uncommon in Brazil. Implementing a new system requires expensive equipment, excellent skills and extraordinary patience. Pereira came through on all counts, delivering a standout cup with subtle undertones and distinctive flavors.
Flavor: Red apple and hazelnut
Complementary Flavors: Hazelnut, chocolate and apples
The ultimate summer escape
To kick-off the season, Starbucks held their Summer Grand Launch at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium where attendees were able to #GetTheFeels of the season through interactive zones which transported them to unforgettable summer experiences.
At the beach-themed zone, they snapped photos of themselves surfing the wave installation and were treated to a display of Starbucks products and merchandise at the beach-hut shop. To encapsulate the vibrant night life, there was also a neon-lit tunnel where guests took some Instagram-worthy shots.
They also danced their hearts away at the Show Your Groove Challenge Booth. On the other side of the neon-lit booth was the Show Your Feels Freedom Wall where guests could relax at the Zen garden-like spot and scribble or doodle on the massive wall.
A special area equipped with tablets provided participants with an opportunity to browse and navigate the newly-launched Starbucks PH App. Special prizes awaited those who completed all the activities. On top of all these, guests got the first taste of the new flavors that Starbucks has in store this summertime.
So despite busy schedules and stressful days, don’t forget to take a break and reward yourself. All it takes is one, indulgent sip to help you dive into the season.