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Starbucks Reserve Coffee

Starbucks introduces the world’s most exotic, rare and exquisite Starbucks Reserve Coffee in the Philippines, bringing some of the most exquisite coffee beans the world has to offer. The Starbucks Reserve Coffee will be initially available, in limited quantities, exclusively at five Starbucks stores in the Philippines. These Starbucks stores will feature a Starbucks specialty coffee bar where customers are able to discover the unique flavors of each Starbucks Reserve Coffee.

Starbucks Reserve Coffee is a category of ultra‐premium drinks that represents the pinnacle of Starbucks coffee perfection and passion. Starbucks introduces four Starbucks Reserve Coffee assortment in the Philippines: Starbucks Reserve Panama Carmen Estate, Starbucks Reserve Nicaragua Cabo Azul, Starbucks Reserve Colombia El Peñol, Starbucks Reserve Hawaii Ka’u and Starbucks Reserve Panama Los Cantares. All of them are rare and extremely limited coffee, each hand‐picked for their distinctive flavors and unusual locales around the world.

Starbucks Reserve Coffee drinks are available exclusively at the following stores:

Starbucks Reserve

– Scout Lazcano corner Tomas Morato, Laging Handa, Quezon City (02) 928-0833


– Starbucks 8 Forbes Town, Bonifacio Global City

– Starbucks Keyland Centre, Makati City

– Starbucks Central Square, Bonifacio Global City Starbucks Signa Residences, Makati City

To enjoy the exquisite flavors of Starbucks Reserve Coffee, customers can brew the whole Starbucks Reserve Coffee bean with a coffee drip at home.





Ate & I love to bond over good coffee out & about, or at home. It’s the time we can make kwento over a steaming mug. She tells me what’s happening in her life, I tell her what’s happening in mine. <3 These are simple moments I look forward to with my firstborn.



It’s during these coffee moments with her that I give her my loving advice on life in general.. falling in love, and men! ;) Such as: You don’t fall in love because you’re lonely (which she definitely isn’t -with me around). You fall in love because you’re READY. And you have found THE ONE. <3



We are both bookworms. So when she comes home early & she doesn’t have to study for an exam, we browse for books & buy those that catches our fancy. Like this hilarious title by Alex Gonzaga. And take it to the nearest Starbucks coffee shop to read in companionable silence as we sip our drinks & exchange commentaries in between. ;))

Starbucks coffee buyers have developed deep relationships throughout the coffee growing world and travel the globe in search of some of the finest and rarest coffees. In their travels, our buyers occasionally discover exceptional coffees available in limited quantities. The Starbucks Reserve Coffee grants customers the opportunity to discover the unique flavors of these exotic locations..

Colombia El Penol

STARBUCKS RESERVE COLOMBIA EL PEÑOL.  Cultivated and processed by 160 smallholder farmers near La Piedra del Peñol, a 2,135-meter rock revered by locals, the beans are combined and dried at a central mill. Each farmer understands the importance of his contribution. Consistently high-quality beans help ensure excellence in the cup.



STARBUCKS RESERVE ETHIOPIA KONGA. Ethiopia has long been celebrated for its washed coffees. Yet in the Wote Konga area, a cooperative of coffee farmers is using a natural-drying process—laying whole cherries in the sun to coax out their natural berry flavors. The farmers go one step further by covering the fruit to slow the drying process. The result is an extraordinary cup with greater complexity and a lush, lingering sweetness.


Hawaii Ka'u

STARBUCKS RESERVE HAWAII KA’U. The delicate tropical flavors captivated our buyers beyond expectation, leaving no doubt that we had to share this rare sip. Handpicked and processed in small batches by family farmers devoted to Hawaiian tradition, this coffee is the latest wonder from paradise.


Nicaragua Cabo Azul

STARBUCKS RESERVE NICARAGUA CABO AZUL.  The mountainous Matagalpa region in central Nicaragua – with its moderate climate and abundant rainfall – is known for high-quality coffee. It’s here the century-old Cabo Azul Estate produces these vibrant, richly flavored beans.


Panama Carmen Estate

STARBUCKS RESERVE PANAMA CARMEN ESTATE. The coffee is nurtured and milled in the Volcan Valley. This mountainous micro-region, on the narrow isthmus between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, offers rich, loamy volcanic soil. Cool, frost- free nights give way to dry, sun-drenched days, creating ideal conditions for growing the quintessential Panamanian coffee: a bright lemony acidity in the cup with a nutty sweetness.


Panama Los Cantares

STARBUCKS RESERVE PANAMA LOS CANTARES.  Abundant water from the adjoining Chiriquí Viejo River, rich soil and plentiful shade trees contribute to a memorable coffee with delicate body and bright acidity. The estate has won multiple Best of Panama awards, and one taste of this coffee proves why.

Starbucks Reserve Coffee showcases its passion, expertise and experience in coffee. Befitting this coffee are of course, the world’s finest preparation methods so what better time to introduce the Clover brewing system.

Clover Brewing System

A coffee brewing system that uses innovative Vacuum-Press technology to create your cup right in front of you. Watch as a stainless steel filter lowers into the brew chamber, hot water is added at a precise temperature to brew your coffee for an ideal length of time.

The Clover brewing system controls brew time and temperature digitally, as even small changes here can dramatically affect the outcome you taste in the cup. A thermal blanket surrounds the brew chamber to keep water within 1 degree Fahrenheit of the ideal temperature.

After the coffee brews, it is pulled through a 70-micron filter. The resulting grounds are pushed out of the top of the machine. The coffee itself flows into your cup – hot, aromatic and amazingly flavorful. We’re pretty sure it will be the finestcup of coffee you’ve ever tasted.

Of course, Starbucks Reserve’s more traditional French coffee press and pour over also deliver the flavor nuances and unique characteristics of each Starbucks Reserve coffee.


Starbucks Reserve Coffee sent me my very own kit where I can drip my own coffee at home, or take it wherever I go.



I have tried both the ETHIOPIA & the COLOMBIA. (Retails for 700-800 php/8.8 oz bag) I like the velvety soft texture and floral, peppery spice notes flavor of the Ethiopia while Ate likes the floral undertones of Colombia. I can’t wait to finish our stash so we can try the other 3! <3 Thank you Starbucks PH for my sample loot!

Since it opened its first store at 6750, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, in 1997, Starbucks has been building an authentic and global coffee culture through it passion for promoting coffee culture and expertise, its care for the community and ability to consistently deliver a unique Starbucks Experience to customers across the Philippines.

Starbucks currently operates more than 220 stores in over 30 cities across the Philippines.

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And now, you can gift a STARBUCKS COFFE RESERVE to family & friends in & out of the country!

For special occasions or just because, a Starbucks eGift Card is the quickest way to make someone feel special. The future is now: you can set the delivery date for up to 12 months in the future. Give a gift by EMAIL. Or give a gift by MAIL. Nothing sweeter than getting a special delivery in the mail. Get Starbucks Gift Cards in stores or order them online.

There’s more than meets the eye with this delicious card or eGift; it transforms into a reloadable payment method and can help you earn free drinks, food and more. Just create an account HERE, enter the card or eGift number on the back and register for My Starbucks Rewards.

How do I register my Starbucks Card?

Visit the Card registration page with your Starbucks Card details and a valid email address to get started. Upon registration completion, an authentication link will be sent to your registered email address . Click on the authentication link stated in the email and enter your password in the webpage to access your account online.

Starbucks Spring 2015 Card

To read about my OTHER lovely daughter’s fascination with Starbucks & Bearistas, CLICK HERE.

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Even now at 15, my Lovey continues to collect the Bearistas. Here’s her latest acquisition which we had to go all the way pa to BAGUIO to luckily find & buy! :) That’s how much we love Starbucks! <3


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  • Reply Noel Q.

    Sobrang SHALA (my new favorite word, thanks to you, Jane! hahaha…). People are aghast that I actually drink Great Taste Coffee in the morning, even though there’s a perfectly acceptable percolator and french press available here at home. Napaka-barbaric ko talaga, hahaha…

    Pero I’ve always wanted to visit one of the Starbucks Reserve branches to try one of their brews. I might also buy some of those interesting beans so I can at least use the machines here at home. =)

    March 25, 2015 at 8:07 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Please do, Niel. Once you go starbucks, you will never go back (to Great Taste) hahaha. Gamitin na yang percolator at french press, sayang! :-* Pagkakamali ko lang as a first time user, hindi ko pinagiling ang magic beans hahaha. Mapagpanggap lang akong shala but deep down inside, 3-in-1 levels lang pala ako! :P

      March 25, 2015 at 8:12 am
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Naku, Ms. Jane, it’s time for me na mag delve into the realm of Starbucks Coffee Reserve… Pang giniling na kapeng barako lang ang beauty (meron ba ako nun?!? Hahaha) ko at Cafe Blanca!!! Ma try nga po yan… Hehehe…

    Nakakatuwa naman ang inyong mga mother-daughter bonding moments over coffee… Sana may daughter din ako to discuss life’s and love’s thoughts with… For now, I’ll have to suffice myself with the little man here who shouts”Coffee ” everytime he sees a coffee commercial… Tagal pa bago ko maexperience yang sweet coffee moments na yan… Hehehe…

    March 25, 2015 at 8:43 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Ay Kei. Namnamin ang baby moments. They grow up so fast huhu. And buy the book along with the coffee. I promise you super aliw haha. Jej na kung jej but Alex is SO funny! Kabag levelz hahaha! :-*

      March 25, 2015 at 8:44 am
      • Reply Kei Aclaro

        Hinahanap ko nga po yang book na yan last week sa National along with Miriam’s book kaso wala eh… Ang hirap ng nasa outskirts ng sibilisasyon! Hahaha!

        Anyway, pasensya na po if bihira na makapag comment. I always read your posts naman po. Hindi na lang makapag comment madalas at super kulit na ng aking toddler… Nang aagaw ng tablet at mobile phone… Inihahagis! Hehehe…

        March 25, 2015 at 9:05 am
        • Reply sugargospice

          Padalhan kita Kei if I find here in National ATC. Please email me your address mwah mwah! :-*

          March 25, 2015 at 9:06 am
  • Reply michymichymoo

    Mama Bear! Are all Starbucks global branches have their own bearistas? I should be able to get one for Lovey on one of my travels. hehehe. :) I love coffeee!!! Can’t wait to have coffee or lamon with you. :P

    March 25, 2015 at 11:30 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      OMG PROMISE??? I will pay you, YES PLEASE! :) Lovey likes the costumed ones mga valentine, halloween, christmas churva. :)) Yayyyy!! :-*

      March 25, 2015 at 11:52 am
      • Reply michymichymoo

        Sure, Mama Bear! I’ll be going to somewhere end of April. So magmeet dapat talaga tayo sa May. hahahaha!!!! :P

        March 25, 2015 at 2:24 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          But of corzez! :-*

          March 25, 2015 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply THe Pickiest Eater

    Nax may starbucks ka na! hehe

    March 25, 2015 at 11:50 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oh yes. Kaisa-isa. Awa ng Diyos sinagot na ang panalagin ko Richie hahaha. :-*

      March 25, 2015 at 11:51 am
  • Reply med

    Pang-ALTA! Pati location ng SB Reserve nasa-ALTA!!!
    I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I didn’t know Jena collects SB bears! I was able to buy for my cousin the sheep goat (super die hard collector ng SB items) when I was in Korea last January. The following day ubos agad!!! I was planning to buy more bears because cousin told me it’s gonna sell for 15k each in the next few years. Oh yes, nag-aapreciate ang halaga. Oh yes, balak ko pagtubuan, so jej ba? LOL

    I hope SB will soon release a similar drip-coffee-on-the-go like Muji’s. Very convenient to bring everywhere coz it’s disposable. Unfortunately, ako lang yata ang bumibili so Muji discontinued to sell here in the Philippines. OH, and sana they will sell KEURIG STARBUCKS K-cups soon! Attention Starbucks Philippines!!!!!!!

    March 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Omg agree to all ako sayo meding hahaha! Ay nakabili yata kami ng sheep goat yun ba yung hawak ni Jena sa pic? And yes sa ebay grabe ang presyo ng mga bearistas! Kaya ok na sa akin na mag-collect si Jena at baka ikayaman namin yan balang araw hahaha! :-*

      March 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Photo Cache

    I love coffee but I cannot tell what makes the beans good, or differentiate where my beans come from. It’s like wine, I can never tell why I like the wine, I simply do :)

    March 25, 2015 at 12:44 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hallo Maria. :) I have to admit, I also don’t know haha. All I know is basta mahal, masarap! So starbucks ako lagi. Subok na matibay, subok na matatag, lol!

      March 25, 2015 at 12:46 pm

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