I’m excited to share you what’s brewing lately at the country’s most favorite coffee and coffee shop, The Starbucks Philippines. I’m kind of extra excited to share this article because I am a huge fan of brewed and black coffee since high-school. This month, Starbucks launches the world’s most exotic, rare and exquisite Starbucks Reserve coffees in the Philippines, bringing some of the most exquisite coffee beans the world has to offer.
These Starbucks Reserve coffees will be initially available exclusively at five Starbucks stores in the Philippines. Which I will mention later. For now, Let me introduce you first to four Starbucks Reserve™ coffees in the Philippines namely: Starbucks Reserve Sun‐Dried Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, Starbucks Reserve Finca Nuevo Mexico, Starbucks ReserveSumatra Blue Batak, and Starbucks Reserve Zambia Peaberry Terranova Estate.
Gladly, Starbucks Philippines invited me to experience these coffee first hand, and they actually provided an in-depth explanation of each of these exquisite flavors. For Sun Dried ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE, it has combination of rich layers of strawberry, bing cherry and banking chocolate notes. It has a medium level of acidity that you can slightly feel at the side of your mouth.
For FINCA NUEVO MEXICO, you can actually distinguish its citrusy elegance. These beans are actually a labor of love for the Baumann family who continuously preserving the habitat for around three generations. The acidity is high but you can actually taste the sweetness of brown sugar.
Sumatra Blue Batak, it has a smooth and earthy with deep, syrupy body and sweet herbal notes. Producers of these coffee beans are the small-hold farmers in the Lintong region of Sumatra. It has low acidity levels.
The Zambia Peaberry Terranova Estate has citrus aromas of apple and Vanilla notes and a cocoa mouth-feel. They say these beans are now running on very limited inventory as the producers of these are now focusing more on other agricultural activities.
Jeremiah, one of the coffee masters who explained these coffees actually experienced the way coffee beans are being harvested and processed with its humid climate. He went to one of the African countries to study it as shared by his colleague.
Currently, Starbucks Reserve coffees are now brewing exclusively at the Tomas Morato corner Scout Lascano and 8 Forbes Town. I used to hangout at Tomas Morato Branch, they renovated it and as what Ms. Angs from operations said, it is quite hard to renovate an existing starbucks stores then creating a new one. Speaking of new stores, you may also enjoy the Starbucks Reserve coffee experience in the following stores that will open soon:
Starbucks Reserve™ Keyland Centre
Starbucks Reserve™ Central Square
Starbucks Reserve™ Signa