Saturday, November 9, 2013

Starbucks Christmas Media Launch @ Starbucks Drive-Thru Tanjung Tokong, Penang.

"Create Wonder and Share Joy with Family and Friends", with Christmas is just around the corner, Starbucks is proud to bring back some of their pleasantly delightful seasonal favorites to celebrate the Christmas spirit with the public. Fans of Starbucks can once again enjoy their preferred Christmas beverages- Toffee Nut Frappuccino, Toffee Nut Latte, Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino and Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino. 

If you are looking for coffee beans or Christmas gifts, worry not, Starbucks has more than that to offer to their fans. Starbucks is also bringing back the returning customer favorite- Starbucks Christmas Blend, along with Starbucks Christmas Blend Espresso Roast and Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Christmas Blend. Additionally, to share joy with Starbucks fan in this festive season, Starbucks is offering their Christmas themed Starbucks Card which come in three designs! The Christmas Media Launch event was held at Starbucks Drive-Thru Tanjung Tokong on 7th of November, 2013. The promotion for Christmas beverages and gifts will be made available on 6th of November 2013 on wards and expected to run until 6th of January 2014. 

Many thanks for Starbucks Malaysia for extending the invitation. 

Starbucks' seasonal brew comes in two types- Starbucks Christmas Blend (Whole Beans or VIA Ready Brew Christmas Blend, Rm 40) and Starbucks Christmas Blend Espresso Roast (Rm 40).

Starbucks Christmas Blend:
Offered since the year 1984, the dark roasted coffee with a blend of Latin American Coffees/ Asia Pacific Coffees, including rare and aged Indonesian beans. A medium bodied coffee with mild acidity and sweet end. It goes well with their zingy Mango Tango Cake for this Christmas. 

Starbucks Christmas Blend Espresso Roast:
Taking similar components in Christmas Blend and roasting the beans to Espresso Roast level, granting a sweeter, denser and darker flavor to the mellow smoothness of Asia Pacific beans. Satiate your cravings for Espresso with this Espresso Roast and experience something that you have never experienced before. 

Starbucks is also coming out with three new flavors for this auspicious season. The Trio Forest (Rm 10.90/ slice) is a moist but rich Chocolate cake that shall not be missed by Chocolate fans. 

This tangy Mango Tango (Rm 10.90/ slice) was smooth, light and tame on the palates, with a sourish tinge towards the end. A perfect accompaniment to a cup coffee. 

The soft and creamy Midori (Rm 10.90/ slice) comes in beautifully slathered with Pistachio and Cream Cheese.

The members of the media were invited to sample their Christmas (blended) beverages- Toffee Nut Frappuccino, Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino and Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino. 

Attacking customers during this Christmas season is their beverage called Toffee Nut Latte, which is also another returning favorites of regular patrons. A rich and buttery flavored beverage; combined with toasted nut, blended with espresso and steamed milk, finished with a dollop of whipped cream as well as some Toffee-flavored sprinkles. 

Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino is a delightful addition to their menu. "Everyone should try our Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino", recommended by Mr. Sydney Quays. Starbucks signature Espresso is combined with freshly steamed milk and luscious white chocolate, then completed with whipped cream, as well as a touch of crystallized Cranberry sugar and drizzle. It was refreshing, with a mild aroma of Cranberry and ends with a sour note. Suitable for those who prefer less-sweeten drinks. 

Ardent fan of Peppermint should not miss their Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino, a warm combination of Espresso, steamed milk, bittersweet chocolate and Peppermint flavoring, topped with classic whipped cream and a rich chocolate drizzle. The magical mix of the refreshing Peppermint flavor adds an interesting twist to the beverage, definitely another ingenious creation of Starbucks!

Starbucks fans might want to consider to shop for your Christmas gifts here at Starbucks, be spoiled with the choices of their tumblers or mugs. Do check out for their limited edition but affordably priced Christmas festive gift packs too. Starbucks Drive-Thru Tanjung Tokong should be the Starbucks outlet you are heading to if you are looking for Christmas gifts as they do have a wide range of Starbucks products, in fact, the most completed collections of Starbucks merchandises (in Penang) can be found there.  

Another gifting option that everyone will enjoy is a Starbucks Card. Available in three distinctive designs- "Christmas Tree", "Snowman" and "Merry Christmas". With only two designs available last year, Starbucks has decided to make a step further by offering their third (2013) design- "Merry Christmas". Do grab yourself one of these seasonal limited edition if you wish to add them into your collection. If I may, each Starbucks Card requires a minimum activation amount of Rm 30. 

Be prepared with their launching of 2014 Starbucks Planner on this coming 15th of November, 2013. Starbucks fans can either purchase the planner at a retail price of Rm 159 or to collect stamps with 15 purchases of their beverages via Starbucks cards. The planner is also designed for iPad users where the tablet PC can be slotted in. Do check for the availability of the planner at your nearest Starbucks outlets. Quantities are limited and be sure to grab yourself one as soon as possible! 

Mr. Sdyney Quays, Managing Director of Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company said that they are excited to return to the (Christmas) season that brings all Starbucks fans together every year. "Starbucks is one of the de facto meeting places for many Malaysians these days, we wish to create a comfortable environment yet unique in its own way. Therefore, the decoration for Christmas changes every year and they (customers) love it!" shared by Quays. He also added that, seeing Starbucks Drive-Thru at Tanjung Tokong is one of the most profitable drive-thru outlets amongst all six, he foresees that more drive-thru outlets will be opening soon in Penang.

Additional Information:
Address: 4-G, Jalan Pantai Moleh, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang.
Business Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 6:30am to 1am. Friday and Saturday, 24 hours. 
Contact Number: 604- 890 6008

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