Without a doubt, the holiday season is the most anticipated time of the year. Surely, everyone’s going to agree that towards the start of December, everything just seems jolly, beautiful, and soft. Of course, that nostalgic Jose Marie Chan medley starts filling the air with invigorating and authentic music from the ’90s, which instantly brings back good memories from when we were young. There are plenty of reasons to get excited for Christmas this year—perhaps that holiday vacation you’ve been planning for months, or maybe getting yourself a brand new iPhone 7. For coffee lovers, on the other hand, the return of the handcrafted holiday beverages from Starbucks gives us a whole new level of excitement.

Starbucks is definitely a staple here. Call it hype or “too commercial” but no one can deny how this global giant coffee brand has been consistently bringing innovation year after year with perfectly curated food and beverage offerings and exclusive selections of merchandise for gifting. Apart from the classics like Peppermint Mocha and Toffee Nut Latte, Starbucks has brought in a new handcrafted beverage, the Santa Hat Dark Mocha.

Santa Hat Dark Mocha (Available in Hot and Frappuccino) Decadent dark mocha topped with a base of strawberry whipped cream, strawberry drizzle and a dollop of snowy white whipped cream to create a playful “Santa Hat.”
Santa Hat Dark Mocha (Available in Hot and Frappuccino)
Decadent dark mocha topped with a base of strawberry whipped cream, strawberry drizzle and a dollop of snowy white whipped cream to create a playful “Santa Hat.”
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Peppermint Mocha (Available in Hot and Frappuccino) Espresso and steamed milk sweetened with flavors chocolate and peppermint, topped with whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and candy cane pieces.
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Toffee Nut Latte (Available in Hot and Frappuccino) Steamed milk, espresso and toffee nut syrup and topped off with whipped cream and toffee nut sprinkles.

In addition to these, Starbucks also welcomes the return of its Christmas blend, which is being served and enjoyed in 60 different countries worldwide. Since 1984, Starbucks has created its Christmas blend coffee every year, showcasing its artistry in roasting and blending. In creating the 2016 blend, Starbucks ages the rare Sumatra beans for up to five years, and as the coffee rests, it develops a deep and earthy flavor that is truly unique. It has a balanced level of spiciness and sweetness resulting in a full-bodied coffee that pairs well with a variety of Christmas foods, from savory meals to sweet desserts such as the all-time favorite Starbucks Chocolate Toffee Nut Loaf.

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Christmas blend

You can also enjoy your Christmas blend from a variety of formats to suit your taste and preference like the Starbucks Christmas Blend Origami, a delightful and convenient single-use filter for the perfect-portioned cup of coffee-on-the-go. Another one is Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Christmas Blend, an instant Starbucks kick to create Christmas in a cup—wherever, whenever.

Customers can also try a deeper, darker Starbucks Christmas Blend Espresso Roast—an added option alongside Starbucks signature Espresso Roast in handcrafted espresso beverages this season.

Starbucks Christmas Blend Espresso Roast paired with delicious Christmas sweets!
Starbucks Christmas Blend Espresso Roast paired with delicious Christmas sweets

For Starbucks lovers, one can agree that waking up each morning has become a celebration—a sweet reminder that Christmas season has finally arrived. And as the old adage “Mornings were made for coffee” goes, we can always expect something new from Starbucks, a brand with heritage rooted in more than four decades of passion for coffee making and the great stories that enable them to continuously inspire and nurture the human spirit—one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.


For more information, visit www.starbucks.ph

Seph is a self-confessed extroverted introvert. He loves food but he’s always on a diet. He likes getting drunk but complains the next day and vows not to drink ever again, but he’d repeat the same thing over and over. Professionally, he does public relations work for brands like Sperry, Keds, and Skechers. In his own perfect world, he would have wanted to be a travel photographer – to take photos and to meet new people.

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