I love enjoying a cup or two of coffee any time of the day. When I’m at home, I usually end up with instant coffee mixes and I prefer a hot cup of coffee. But, whenever I’m out with friends, Starbucks is my favorite coffee place. I love, love, love their Mocha Frappuccino.
I love the bittersweet taste of mocha, mixed with coffee and milk. I honestly haven’t tried their Dark Mocha Frappuccino yet, but I know I gotta try it real soon! It’s just that I keep on forgetting whenever I’m at Starbucks (I think I’ve been to Starbucks once or twice weekly for the past month). I think my mind’s programmed to always order their Mocha Frap. That’s how much I love it! 😀
I’ve tried and loved their Java Chip Frappuccino, too. The mocha flavors mixed in with chocolate chips, topped with mocha drizzle – just heaven! I don’t order this as often as the plain mocha Frap though ‘cause I usually prefer to drink my coffee straight up, without any chips mixed into it.
Everyone in my family are coffee lovers. Well, Ken used to be. But, after drinking too much coffee when he was studying for the Nursing Licensure board exams (which he passed with flying colors, by the way :)), he can no longer enjoy coffee as much as before.
So, he goes for Starbucks non-caffeinated drinks like their Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino.
He also recently got a taste of Starbucks’ Green Tea Cream Frappuccino. We both loved it, too, ‘cause it was really refreshing. 🙂
Soy Green Tea Frappuccino
(photo credit: Raykit)
We have yet to try blending our own However-You-Want-It Frappuccino in Starbucks. But, if I do, I’d probably go for Soy milk, with 5 pumps of coffee, 5 pumps of mocha sauce topped with mocha-drizzled whipped cream. I’d call it Coffee Crazy + Mocha Madness! I know, not completely original, but this should keep me buzzing all day. 😀
Ken and I also love their pastries, most especially their Oreo Cheesecake (Php 115)! In fact, Ken just attempted to recreate this at home last night. We’ll share the recipe here very soon so keep posted! 🙂 It’s not as close to Starbucks’, but it’s as good and yummy, too! 🙂
(photo credit: Bubbly Fluffy)
Ken also loves Banoffee Pie (Php 110). He barely left me some when we were at Starbucks Magallanes waiting for the Mystery Dinner. 😀
I also got to try their Tiramisu Cheesecake (Php 120). It was a li’l bland for me though. Or maybe it’s ‘cause I tasted it after I had the Banoffee Pie, I don’t know.
When we were at Newport Mall at Resorts World, we tried their Classic Chocolate Cake (Php 105). It was truly chocolatey, which was a delight and what I needed after only having like an hour of decent sleep. 😀
I’ve also tried their Turkey sandwich, which I also love. Will try their other sandwiches and pastry offerings next time.
I used to hang out at Starbucks a lot with friends and colleagues. It’s the usual place we go to for informal meetings back when I was still working. We’d often enjoy a smoke or two with our own coffee blends.
Well, if you’re a smoker and loves to hang out at Starbucks, whether you’re buying or not, there’s bad news for you. Since last June 27th, they no longer allow smoking in their cafes. All their smoking areas were converted to non-smoking. This is in support of the Smoking Ordinance Republic Act Section 5, No. 9211. I posted about my views on this as a smoker on my personal blog.
I hope this move to ban smoking at their cafes won’t be something temporary. I know, a lot of fellow smokers are mad about this decision, but I salute Starbucks for their guts. I believe they gained new loyal customers for it. 🙂
Anyway, I’m still going to hang out at Starbucks ‘cause I love their coffee. 🙂
What are your favorites on Starbucks’ menu?
Share at the comments section, will yah? 🙂
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