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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite

I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Starbucks Philippines starts 2016 with a Starbucks Espresso Confections–new beverage, food items, Starbucks cards and coffee beans (starts January 8, 2016)


Starbucks Philippines will go full blast this January 8, 2016 as they will release new food items, new beverage, new whole beans coffee, new merchandise and also the much awaited Starbucks Cards featuring the Lunar New Year and Valentines Day.

Mark your calendars now and check out the my check list of the new items that will be available starting tomorrow in all Starbucks branches nationwide.


Starbucks Philippines will release these two new Starbucks cards this January 8 – February 22, 2016. First is that they will feature the Lunar New Year card with a design that welcomes the Year of the Monkey. Its funny that I got reminded by Starbucks that the year 2016 is the year of the monkey.


Then they will release too during the same release date their Valentines Day card. Wow! Its so early and they are the first to release a Valentines Day merchandise as early as January.

Both cards will be available this January 8 – February 22, 2016 and the card can be acquired with an initial load amount of PHP 300.

As a Starbucks collectors says… “collect them all cards!”


Last December Starbucks Philippines sent over this Casi Cielo whole beans coffee. I’ve tried it yesterday and its good and there’s a strong fruity-like kick. Read the full details of this beans in our check list below


I also got this new tumbler from Starbucks Philippines and it features their new tumbler collection for 2016. Its so cute and you can see there’s a monkey figure spinning under the tumbler. This tumbler design celebrates the Year of the Monkey.

And below are the upcoming new releases at Starbucks Philippines.


Promotion Period: January 8 – February 22, 2016
Espresso Confections

STRAWBERRY RED VELVET MOCHAA deliciously rich red velvet sauce combined with mocha, steamed milk, our signature espresso and lovingly topped with cheesecake whipped cream, and lightly sprinkled with real strawberry bits.

Short - ₱ 145
Tall – ₱ 155
Grande ₱ 170
Venti– ₱ 180

Our signature espresso and steamed milk combined with a decadent white chocolate chestnut sauce and finished with whipped cream and chestnut drizzle.

Short - ₱ 135
Tall – ₱ 145
Grande ₱ 160
Venti– ₱ 170

*Also available in Frappuccino® blended beverage.

Promotion Period: January 8 – February 22, 2016

A smooth and velvety calamansi cheesecake on a butter cookie crust.

₱ 140 (slice)
₱1,500 (whole)


KATSU ROLL A tortilla filled with juicy fried chicken fillet coated with tonkatsu sauce.

₱ 120


SALTED BELGIAN CHOCOLATE COOKIEA chewy cookie loaded with Belgian milk chocolate with a dash of sea salt.



CREAMY TOMATO CHICKEN PASTATender and juicy chicken slices combined with al dente penne pasta and creamy tomato sauce with mushrooms.

₱ 165


HAM AND CHEESE ON FRENCH BAGUETTEHam, Emmental cheese and arugula with pickled Dijon on a crusty and chewy French baguette.

₱ 165

STARBUCKS COFFEE ROLLS Greet the Lunar New Year with a new take on crispy wafer rolls, infused with Starbucks Espresso Roast in a special tin can packaging.

PHP 595


BIRTHDAY CAKEMoist and light vanilla cake and cream cheese frosting with pastel colored sprinkles.

₱ 130 (slice)
₱ 1,150 (whole)


SPINACH LASAGNALayers of al dente lasagna with creamy tomato spinach filling.
₱ 165


Exclusive Food Items in Starbucks Reserve® stores
A rich buttery flavored, light and fluffy texture. Best served with clotted cream.
*Clotted Cream sold separately at ₱30

₱ 65


Exclusive Food Items in Starbucks Reserve® stores
BLUEBERRY MUFFIN A flavorful muffin bursting with sweet, juicy blueberries is beautifully complemented with light and moist muffin batter.


Exclusive Food Items in Starbucks Reserve® stores

A buttery and flaky croissant filled with cream cheese, cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Best served warm.

Promotion Period: January 8 – February 22, 2016Casi-Cielo

Bright with a smooth cocoa finish – an exquisite cup of coffee that celebrates everything we love about the Antigua region. The beans for Guatemala Casi Cielo, which is Spanish for “almost heaven”, come from the coffee-growing paradise of the lush Antigua valley. This complements well with chocolate, nuts, caramel, berry, lemon, herbs and cheese.


This is a coffee of one true love, and three names. We created it just for a Seattle restaurant in 1975, naming it Jake’s Blend. People love it. So many, in fact, that we began hand scooping and blending it to order in our stores, where it was known as 80/20 Blend, for the recipe. The love was so strong we finally made it official, calling it Caffè Verona® after the city that inspires so many. By any name, this is a thing of pure romance. This complements well with milk and dark chocolate.



This coffee exemplifies the quality of Panama Carmen Estate. Rich volcanic soil, cool nights and sun-filled days culminate in a distinctive taste – elegant florals and bright lemony citrus notes with nutty praline sweetness.

Available only in Starbucks Reserve® stores:· Starbucks Tomas Morato, Quezon City· Starbucks Eight Forbes Town, Bonifacio Global City· Starbucks Keyland Centre, Makati City· Starbucks Central Square, Bonifacio Global City· Starbucks Signa Designer Residences, Makati City· Starbucks The Sapphire Bloc, Pasig City

This light-bodied coffee is distinct with its bright and citrusy cocoa notes. Its complementary flavors are citrus, nuts and chocolate.


Available only in Starbucks Reserve® stores:· Starbucks Tomas Morato, Quezon City· Starbucks Eight Forbes Town, Bonifacio Global City· Starbucks Keyland Centre, Makati City· Starbucks Central Square, Bonifacio Global City· Starbucks Signa Designer Residences, Makati City· Starbucks The Sapphire Bloc, Pasig City
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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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