Known for its quintessential coffee and aesthetically alluring coffee houses, there's something else this coffee company is known for: merchandise. Starbucks, in lieu of Davao City's celebration of the 2013 Kadayawan Festival, is featuring a limited edition Kadayawan Festival 2013 Tumbler.
|Photos courtesy of Starbucks Philippines|
It sports a striking vibrant design dominated by a Philippine Eagle figure together with other iconic resources from Davao representing the richness of flora and fauna in the region. Its lively colors and gripping design will surely make anyone feel the exceptional warmth and joy Kadayawan Festival brings.
Its double wall insulation will keep your hands from getting hot and will keep your coffee hot for hours at a time. Its lid is very reliable too; leak and spill proof. At Php545 a piece, having this one is only a mild splurge considering the value and functionality it has. Definitely something that is worth the money.
These 16 oz. tumblers can be only sold in Starbucks stores in Davao City.
New Starbucks Lunch Sandwiches
In a cleverly held lunch at dinner affair at their store in SM Lanang Premier Tuesday evening, I got the chance to sank my teeth on their new selection of mouth-watering lunch sandwiches.
Nothing more welcoming than a plateful of Bacon and Cheese on Herbed Ciabatta Bread (P165). A sinfully delicious gooey grilled cheese sandwich coupled with crispy bacon strips ostensibly comprised by six types of cheeses namely Gruyere, Emmenthal, Provolone, Mozzarella, Festa and Cheddar. The lingering distinct taste of creamy pesto seasoning every after bite makes this sandwich a personal favorite of mine.
Tuna and Cheese on Dark Ciabatta bread (P175) - a juicy and hearty healthy sandwich is substantial to a satisfying lunch. A classic tuna dill salad paired with slices of hard-boiled egg with a creamy melted cheese sandwiched in toasted dark ciabatta bread. Once this reach your palate, you're gonna have a hard time restraining yourself from asking for more. Truly, nothing can go wrong with this one.
At P165 an order, Salami and Cheese on Marbled Rye Bread gives you a soft and chewy bread filled with sliced savory salami, provolone and cheddar cheese. This made it to our not-to-miss list so make sure you don't pass up and take your fair share of this when at Starbucks.
Spinach Artichoke and Mushroom on Herbed Multi-Grain Bread is obviously for vegetarians. At P160 per order, one will get a crusty warm artisan multi-grain rye bread stuffed with a delectable blend of cheese, spinach, artichoke, garlic and onions. Distinctively delightful for vegie-loving people.
Other variants of these lunch sandwiches are Club House Sandwich and Roasted Chicken Pesto and Shiitake Mushroom on Flat Bread (P165).
The Starbucks Card
Dabawenyos have another reason to love Starbucks more as it is now turning our every visit into rewards. On the 7th of August 2013, Starbucks announced the launched of its iconic Starbucks Card in all Starbucks stores in the country.
|Finally got to hold my first Starbucks Card. :)|
You can exchange your stars with the following goods:
- 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
Still in lieu of the Kadayawan Festival, Starbucks is offering an exciting treat for every one.
For purchases of at least P500 of food or beverage at any of Starbucks stores in Davao City, you'll be given a limited edition Starbucks logo coaster. They don't sell these complimentary items, so this is indeed a treat for any Starbucks coffee lover. This offer is valid until supplies last.
Happy Kadayawan to everyone! :)