Tuesday, August 20

Starbucks Bloggers Event in Davao

Starbucks Philippines invited members of the Davao Bloggers Society for their first-ever blogging event in Mindanao. When I received an email from them, I did not hesitate in sending an RSVP. In case you don't know, I'm a certified coffee lover and my most favorite coffee shop in the city is Starbucks - SM Annex branch. It became my well-loved place because it is where I spend most of my days studying for recitations and reviewing for exams. I usually go there at 9 or 10am and leave at around 4pm. With my frequent visits at SB, I started meeting new people, not only the barristas but also the other regular customers. I have also completed the coffee seminar series organized by their district coffee master in Davao. During the seminar, I was given a chance to bond with coffee lovers like me. Indeed, it is amazing how my network of friends have grown because of SB. 

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So, going back to the blogger event...

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Four things were launched and discussed by the Starbucks team during the event held at Starbucks SM Lanang Premier:

  1. Kadayan 2013 Tumbler
  2. Starbucks Card Philippines
  3. New Starbucks Lunch Sandwiches
  4. Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
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It's fiesta time!

Starbucks celebrates the Kadayawan Festival 2013 with a treat and an even more exciting limited edition Starbucks Kadayawan Tumbler.

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Inspired by the scenery, rich culture and bountiful harvest of Davao City, Starbucks features a limited edition Kadayawan Tumbler. Its lively colors and striking design will surely make anyone feel that it's time to celebrate the fiesta.

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To celebrate with Davao city, Starbucks is offering an exciting treat for everyone. For purchase of at least P500 of food and or beverage at any of Starbucks stores in the city, a customer will be given a limited edition Starbucks Logo Coaster.

These offers are valid until supplies last.

Turn Your Visits Into Rewards

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This is what I have been waiting for. Finally, Starbucks Card is here! It is a stored value and loyalty card that offers customers rewards when making purchases at over 210 Starbucks stores in the country.

Earn stars to enjoy some treats!
  • 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.

For more information, visit www.starbucks.ph/card. I will also publish a detailed post about this card on my food blog. See you at ChicFoodies.com!

New Starbucks Lunch Sandwiches


Honestly, I'm not a big fan of Starbucks sandwiches. I always prefer my all-time favorite Caramel Belgian Waffle. However, there are times when I feel lazy to leave SB for lunch, so what I do is order for their available sandwiches. Since I'm not a sandwich-lover, I find it difficult to choose for what I want. It's a good thing that they have introduced new lunch sandwiches which means I have many options now.

  • Spinach artichoke and mushroom on herbed multi-grain bread
  • Bacon and cheese on herbed ciabatta bread
  • Tuna and cheese on dark ciabatta bread
  • Salami and cheese on marbled rye bread
  • Roasted chicken pesto and shiitake mushroom on flat bread (returning favorite)


Of the five sandwiches, I find Bacon and Cheese on Herbed Ciabatta Bread as the most delicious. A detailed post about these will be published on my food blog.

Enjoy great coffee anytime, anywhere.


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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew is made from responsibly grown and ethically sourced high quality Arabica beans. It is roasted and brewed according to Starbucks standards. It includes microground coffee, wherein beans are ground so finely that they dissolve in the cup. This adds aroma, body and flavor to the coffee.

It comes in 3-pack or a 12-pack. There are two choices available:
1. Columbia
2. Italian Roast

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Treats from Starbucks. What's inside the "Happy Kits."

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The men and women who make Starbucks "the one".

19 comments:

  1. There are so many events there for bloggers, I wish I could attend (wishful thinking).

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  2. Wonderful, it turns out you have a great blogging with Starbucks. Thanks for the information, i rarely know anything about Starbucks I have to be honest, I quite not familiar with them.

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  3. all my life i've only been to starbucks like twice haha. its nice to know some other news about though so this sounds really cool. hoping to get some coffee there soon and those new healthy sandwiches is really good for me!

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  4. Starbucks appear to be working closely with bloggers there in Davao.

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  5. Ganda nmn nito starbucks recognize u there

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  6. I wish there'd be blogging events on my side of the country soon :) ....sounds and looks like one -fun - filled event! I Could almost smell the great aroma of the coffee! :)

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  7. It's great that private establishment like Starbucks join in promoting Kadayawan Festival... Kudos to them!

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  8. too bad I'm not a coffee lover anymore so I will no longer taste their coffee.. I have some friends who are starbucks fanatic and for sure they will be itching to get those coaster and tumbler.

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  9. Wow, Starbucks. Iba talaga ang mga bloggers ng Davao ah.

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  10. Twice pa lang akong nakapunta ng Starbucks, I am not a coffee drinker kasi. But good thing Starbucks has a good ties with Davao bloggers in particular. sana they do it also for Manila Bloggers.

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  11. I really appreciate Starbucks for this event. My SB card was registered just today and I am excited to use it again Algene :)

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  12. Yay! If only I got an invitation for such event, I wouldn't dare say no. Starbucks is my fave and I'm addicted to it. Hehehe! I even made a a Facebook page for it with some of Starbucks addicts too. HEhehe!

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  13. Wow, from 10:00-4:00pm? That's pretty long...you must have drunk too much coffee by the time you leave. :-)

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  14. Surely SB fanatics will love the SB Loyalty Card. I want to have that limited edition Kadayawan tumbler.

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  15. I used the SB Card when purchasing products and just had an affair with Tuna and Cheese in Dark Ciabatta Bread! :D

    The event was fun! I hope there'll be Part 2! hehe! :D

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  16. I'm looking forward to purchasing my very own Starbucks card soon! If that event is for bloggers, are items on SB sponsored?

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  17. Wow wow wow, I would love to have a Starbucks Kadayawan tumbler too! =)

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  18. Wow! You got lots of goodies. I love starbucks too and I got addicted when I was still working in the office. Now I'm missing na. I love that coaster! <3

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  19. *inggit* Naa diay bloggers event ang SB? wahhh

    I love your blog! :D ♥♥♥

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