Showing posts with label coffee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coffee. Show all posts

Feb 18, 2019

Starbucks is sharing the spirit of innovation with new, bold flavors and a renewed focus on cold craft. Available for a limited time only starting February 19, Starbucks will offer a selection of new beverages, including the Triple Citrus Cold Brew and the new Cascara Macchiato to enable customers to further indulge in the invigorating moments of spring.

Jun 5, 2018

The summer isn't just over yet as Starbucks launches their newest Frappuccino to help you cool down this June. Starting June 5, Starbucks revealed their newest non-coffee summer ice blended beverages with creamy flavors that you will surely love this summer.

Pistachio Bon Bon Cream Frappuccino Milk Tea Panna Cotta Cream Frappuccino Starbucks Philippines Jexx Hinggo


If you love Pistachio ice cream, then this one's for you! Featuring a blend of ground pistachio nuts with decadent chocolate sauce, this beverage is topped with fluffy whipped cream and a sprinkle of crunchy pistachio and waffle bits.
Pistachio Bon Bon Cream Frappuccino Starbucks Philippines Jexx Hinggo
Tall –₱165 | Grande ₱180 | Venti–₱195


Starbucks is re-imagining the familiar milk tea flavor. With each sip of the Starbucks® Milk Tea Panna Cotta Cream Frappuccino comes a true textural delight. The smooth and delicious layer of panna cotta complements the authentic black milk tea ground from premium tea leaves. The beverage is finished with whipped cream and a light dusting of fine black tea powder.
Milk Tea Panna Cotta Cream Frappuccino Starbucks Philippines Jexx Hinggo
Tall  –₱165  |  Grande  ₱180  |  Venti–₱195


I haven't tried the Cold Brew yet but I'm pretty sure I will like this because you can craft this any time at home. You just have to put the packs inside a large pitcher, pour 1L of cold water, and let it steep for 24 hours in the fridge. Remove the packs and add 3 cups cold water to pitcher and serve it with ice. This coffee has lower acidity and has 70% Colombian and 30% African beans for a smooth and chocolaty taste.

Starbucks Philippines Cold Brew Retail Pack Jexx Hinggo



Feel that summer vibe with this Toucan Mini Card. Get this for an initial amount of P500. This is available on June 5 with a purchase limit of 2 cards per customer per day.

Starbucks Philippines Toucan Mini Card Jexx Hinggo


Here's a great gift idea for Father's Day. Get this for P500 with a limit of 2 cards per customer per day.

Starbucks Philippines Fathers Day Card Jexx Hinggo

Treat yourself with these creamy delights and #GetTheFeels this summer only in Starbucks.

Press release from Starbucks Philippines

Dec 8, 2016

As the Christmas season approaches and a new year draws near, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf reminds us that life is not about what we receive for ourselves, but about the things we share with others like gifts, love, and time.

From October 22, customers can start collecting stamps for the 2017 Giving Journal in all The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores.

Each stamp card consists of 12 circles with corresponding purchased drink assignments. You must complete the stamps to get your own Giving Journal. A box of CBTL capsules earns the customer 2 stamps, while any CBTL Single Serve Beverage System purchase automatically allows you to claim the 2017 Giving Journal.

The Giving Journal is available in 4 cool colors - Gray, Rose, Turquoise, and Purple. Each Giving Journal has its icon on its cover and it's a graphic representation of how The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf commits to giving back to the community, through promoting goodwill and social responsibility.

Caring Cup Global - To give back to farmers and the community who work hard to supply good coffee products.

Radiating Heart - It signifies how we can live up to the essence of giving by performing little acts of kindness towards others.

Coffee Tree Cup - Signifies The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's hopeful mission - to nurture growth and provide a better life for others, once cup at a time.

Overflows - Acknowledge life that is ready to overflow. Developing one's self, striving to reach your full potential, and sharing your unique gifts and blessings with others.

Through the 2017 Giving Journal, you empower scholars by giving them gift of education through the Real Life Foundation, the Giving Journal's beneficiary since 2011.

Start collecting those stamps now and begin your Giving Journey by giving the gift of education this holiday season.

For more information, visit

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day! - Jexx

Sep 16, 2016

Starbucks is inviting us to take a sip of their newest handcrafted beverages. They just launched Starbucks® Teavana™ Handcrafted Beverages and Full Leaf Tea Sachets in Asia. This is their modern take on the tea experience for people who are looking for new and different tastes and experiences. It will give customers the opportunity to enjoy a range of unique iced and hot tea beverages with bold, layered flavors, handcrafted the way only Starbucks can, for the first time.

“The launch of Starbucks® Teavana™ brings an entirely new tea occasion specifically developed for our customers in Asia, who increasingly want new and different tastes and experiences,” said John Culver, group president, Starbucks Global Retail. ”With Starbucks® Teavana™, we see a tremendous opportunity to leverage the company’s expertise in creating best-in-class retail experiences, handcrafting customized beverages, and sourcing the finest ingredients, to create a new, premium tea experience. Just as we’ve done for coffee, this is tea reimagined at Starbucks.”

Beginning today, Starbucks Philippines is offering three new Starbucks® Teavana™ Handcrafted Beverages:

Iced Shaken Hibiscus Tea with Pomegranate Pearls

This refreshing beverage combines Starbucks® Teavana™ hibiscus tea and bursting pearls of real pomegranate juice for a tart kick of flavor.
Iced Shaken Black Tea with Ruby Grapefruit and Honey

Combines a traditional western black tea experience with a creative twist that is delicious iced with bites of pomelo fruit, grapefruit and honey for a touch of added sweetness.

Matcha and Espresso Fusion

Our fine Matcha powder layered with milk and Starbucks signature Espresso Roast creates a beautiful layered beverage and is an inventive combination of coffee and tea, to be enjoyed hot or iced.
In addition to handcrafted beverages, Starbucks is also introducing Starbucks® Teavana™ Full Leaf Tea Sachets. Through a curated selection of packaged full-leaf tea sachets, customers can now enjoy a new tea experience in our stores or in the comfort of their own home.

Black Tea

English Breakfast – A handcrafted blend of Indian Assam, Sri Lankan Ceylon, and Chinese black tea. This tastes great with or without milk.

White Tea

Youthberry™ – Inspired by super fruits, acai fruit is blended with tropical pineapple and mango flavors with high-quality white tea, balanced by rosehips and tart green apple.

Green Tea

Emperor’s Clouds and Mist™ – Exclusively harvested during the month of April and grown on the steep, windy slopes of Huangshan Mountain at 3,500 feet above sea level, this tea has a rich body and a naturally sweet flavor.

Caffeine-Free Herbal Teas

Hibiscus – Bright, juicy papaya and mango combined with citrus lemongrass for a naturally caffeine-free blend. Hibiscus flowers lend the tea a slight tartness and extraordinary deep fuchsia color.

Mint Blend – This tea’s spearmint base is rounded out with cool peppermint notes and undertones of spicy-sweet lemon verbena. The mint leaves come from the highly sought after and prized Pacific Northwest mint known for its high amount of mint oil.

Chamomile – The Chamomile used for this tea is sourced from Croatia. It provides the overarching flavor for this soft, soothing floral blend.

I can't wait to try their newest offerings. I think I will love the Matcha and Espresso Fusion. Visit any Starbucks nearest you and let me know which one is your favorite.

Check out the Starbucks Philippines’ Facebook page for more details

Thanks for visiting and have a great day! - Jexx

May 13, 2016

I love to discover new places to eat in the city I grew up in, especially if they serve coffee. As a coffee lover like me, I am looking for a perfect place that I can enjoy my cup of goodness in a quiet place with good interiors. Then to my surprise, I found the Coffee Grounds by Golden Lion.

Coffee Grounds is located at Roxas Ave. Extension, Davao City and they serve good food and coffee plus they have cool interiors. It's like you're in a shop in England because of their brown brick walls and London-themed paintings. Everything looks really "Instagram-able"! LOL

Here are some of the food they served during the food tasting last April 28.


WHITE RABBIT P120  - Yes. It tastes like vanilla cupcake. I heard from the staff that it tastes like one of their cakes of the same name.

BRUSCHETTA (new on the menu, no price yet) - I like this! Slightly toasted bread with tomatoes, onion, basil, and cheese.
NACHOS P210 - Yummy! :)
ROASTED CHICKEN IN LEMON GRASS P250 - A large cut of tender roasted chicken with gravy.
OSSO BUCO P290 - Soft beef (veal-shank) braised with broth, wine, and vegetables.
BABY BACK RIBS P320 - Tender baby back ribs with corn. My favorite! :)
TRIO FORMAGGIO PANCETTA P320 - It's cheesy and salty. Just the pizza I like. :)
TOMATO AND ARTICHOKE P315 - I don't understand the taste but it's salty because of the cheese and it has tomatoes.
PEPPERONI AND BASIL P280 - I like this too. Wish it had more pepperoni.

They served this tea set with different sweets, cakes, and mini sandwiches. Macarons!!! :p

They also have a second floor for studying or reading books. They have these cool black chairs and couches. I even love their tiles on the terrace.

Most of the customers here are students because they are located near the school like Ateneo de Davao University and Holy Child College. The environment is still calm and quiet compared to other rowdy coffee shops in the city.

My 3 favorite dishes are the Trio Formaggio Pancetta Pizza, Baby Back Ribs, and the Roasted Chicken in Lemon Grass. I only tried their yummy cold drinks, so I have to go back and will give you an update on their hot coffee drinks. Will blog about it along with their newly launched product that will be a hit in the city.

Location: Roxas Ave. Extension, across Boulevard area, Davao City
Store Hours: 11:00AM - 12:00AM

Thank you for dropping by and have a great day!

Apr 19, 2016

Escape the scorching heat of summer with Starbucks' newest Frappuccino Blended Beverages - the Roasted Marshmallow S'mores Frappuccino and the returning favorite, the Summer Berry Panna Cotta Frappuccino. Starting today, April 19 up to June 6, you will get to enjoy the rich summer flavors guaranteed to leave you feeling rejuvenated.

P180 / P190 / P200

S’mores are a classic treat of the American summer, evoking happy memories of campfires and the outdoors. The distinct taste of roasted marshmallows sandwiched with chocolate between graham crackers is the inspiration for the S’mores Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Beverage.
P180 / P190 / P200
Celebrating the sweetness of summer, Starbucks is also bringing back a favorite. The Summer Berry Panna Cotta combines Panna Cotta with different types of berries to create a beautifully layered Frappuccino® Blended Beverage and topped with whipped cream and a tart berry drizzle.

After enjoying these summer beverages, you can join the Starbucks Frappuccino® & Friends Photo Contest by uploading your photos to the Starbucks Philippines Frappuccino® website ( from April 19 to 30, 2016 for a chance to win a pre-loaded Starbucks Frappuccino® Card.

Starbucks will also keep you energized with their perfectly brewed hot and cold coffee.
This coffee was processed using double fermentation, which is a two part step. The first fermentation is wet and the second fermentation is dry. It yields greater flavors and depth in the cup. Complementary Flavors: Lemon, baking spices, butter pastries.
The Montecarlos Estate sits atop a volcano where the coffee plants grow all the way around the volcano allowing the estate to fully utilize all the well-draining soil types the location has to offer. With piney herbal aromas that greet you in the cup, and flavors reminiscent of red apple and cane sugar. Complementary Flavors: Baked fruit tarts & pies, herbal breads, sweet & savory foods.
Kati Kati, Swahili for “between”, is made from beans from East Africa which produce extraordinary summer coffees. Kenyan beans bring body and distinctive citrus flavors, while beans from Ethiopia soften the blend and add more complexity in flavor and aroma.  Available in select stores only. Complementary Flavors: Citrus and fresh fruits; lemons, oranges, and strawberries.
Lightly sweetened with cane sugar and specially designed for mixing with cold water, this coffee just needs ice to hit the spot. Complementary Flavors: Nuts, lemons, oranges.

To further provide a cool little haven from the scorching heat, Starbucks Philippines will also have a series of Meet Me at Starbucks for a Summer Frappuccino® Party from April 26 to May 31 where you can enjoy live summer music, a One For You, One To Share (Buy One, Get One) promo on the Roasted Marshmallow S ‘mores Frappuccino® blended beverage, 10% off on summer mugs and tumblers and other exciting treats.

Check out the Starbucks Philippines’ Facebook page for more details.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Apr 15, 2016

Everyone deserves some relaxation after a busy day at work. It doesn't mean you need to go out of the city or go to the beach. A sip of coffee and a comfortable couch is all you need. Plus some friends to chit chat with. I found a perfect place that serves good food and has a relaxed and comfortable environment. I'm talking about Koffiepauze - a coffee shop we found along Roxas Avenue.

Koffiepauze is a dutch word that simply means "coffee break". The Tinio family had an idea of putting up a one-stop coffee shop that has a flower boutique, a souvenir and stationery stand with complete postal service. However, from those concepts and ideas, only the former was realized. They opened last May 8, 2014 at the Palmetto Condo in Ma-a and transferred late last year at Roxas Avenue.

The managers Ms. Donna Patricia Tinio and Mrs. Melody Liz Espinosa, invited us to their new and bigger home at 100 Roxas Ave. Dormitory. We had the chance to taste some of their dishes and hot and cold drinks.


KHANI SALAD P 150 - The plate is so full! Good for 2 people sharing. But for me, I can eat this by myself. LOL

CORDON BLEU P160 - Cheesy and tender
BREADED PORK CHOP P160 - Your all time favorite pork chop with a unique gravy
LASAGNA P155 - Yummy and cheesy, I like it!

JO'S KOFFIE P110 (Hot) P115 (Cold) - Their specialty served in a large Koffiepauze mug. For hot coffee lovers, this will complete your day. :)
KIWI SODA P95 - Sparkling and refreshing
CHOCO CUPCAKE NON-KOFFIE FRAPPE P135 - It looks like Aloha Latte and somehow tastes like it too. I can't tell the difference. :)


A good place to hang out on the 2nd floor. Wish they have more soft foam or pillows
Leave notes on this wall. It's cute!
They also have 2 small rooms that can accommodate 10-20 people. Good for private meetings or group studies.

My top three favorites are Khani Salad, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and their signature drink Jo's Koffie. So far, I love their food and drinks. Sometimes, the drinks are too sweet so when you order, tell the barista to adjust the sweetness. But the best thing about Koffiepauze is that you'd really feel and enjoy the luxury of your coffee break.

Location: Ground Floor, 100 Roxas Avenue - Dormitory, Roxas Avenue, Davao City
Contact Number: 082 224 4750
Store Hours: 9AM to 1AM

Thanks for dropping by guys! Have a great day!