Starbucks Coffee Indonesia welcomes the new season, autumn, with a novel series of food, beverage & blends that are going to make avid Starbucks fans eager to hit the nearest stores as soon as possible! I won't withhold the suspense much longer, so feast your eyes upon these delectable-looking treats =)
Out of the 7 food items that was served today (unfortunately I missed taking photo of the VIA Red Velvet Roll Cake). My favourites are:
- Savoury: Jalapeno Cheese Roll. It tasted supple and chewy, with rather sticky texture that resulted from the cheese within the roll.
- Sweet: VIA Snowflake Land. It was akin to custard puff, but filled with semi-sweet VIA coffee-based custard and topped with chocolate layer and white chocolate flakes. The right level of sweetness from the filling and topping blended well with the savoury puff.
|VIA Snowflake Land IDR 17,500|
|Sea Salt Caramel Mocha|
I was deeply intrigued by the name Sea Salt Caramel Mocha and was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually like the taste of this unique & novel beverage! The key components of this new twist are the smoked sea salt and Turbindo sugar used. For certain, I can see myself frequenting Starbucks in the near future to get my hands on this special edition drink, before it will be out the stores on 5th November 2012. Shall I spoil the fun by describing to you what it taste like? Hmm, I don't think I would. Just a hint: If you like velvety-rich milk chocolate, you'll most likely be fond of Sea Salt Caramel Mocha =) Good news, this flavour will be available hot, iced or as Frappuccino®.
|Starbucks® Autumn Blend|
The Starbucks® Autumn is a new blend made from Sumatran, Antiguan & Guatemalan coffee beans. The full-bodied brew has a subtle herbal scent and goes well with savoury food such as Starbucks Cheese Danish. This autumn is also the launch of Starbucks® Anniversary Blend, which is annually released and is varied from year to year. The coffee is a mix of Pacific Asian and aged Sumatran beans. The spicy hint of the brew makes it suitable to go with spiced items, such as cinnamon rolls, oats, maple-based and buttery food items.
|Coffee Master Brian explaining how to savour the Starbucks® Autumn Blend|
|Starbucks Coffee store at Kota Kasablanka|
Today's media gathering was hosted at one of the new Starbucks Coffee stores at Kota Kasablanka, a newly opened shopping mall in South Jakarta. Having recently opened a new outlet in Solo (Surakarta), the outlet at Kota Kasablanka added to the total number of Starbucks Coffee stores to a whopping 132 outlets in Indonesia alone! What would be a better celebration to such substantial achievement, than enjoying a cup of hot Starbucks Sea Salt Mocha? =)
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