The Coffee Master (February 5, 2019)

So the Starbucks aprons arrived yesterday though the mail but I only got a chance to take a closer look at them this evening. The Red Apron I found the red apron–which I assume is the one that the Starbucks Partners use during the Christmas holidays–to be the more functional of the two.  It isContinue reading “The Coffee Master (February 5, 2019)”

The Good Samaritan Collection: Starbucks Reserve Philippines Coffee Cards (January 17, 2019)

The Collection that was never meant to be What was only meant to be a simple inquiry–well, more of a comment actually–on the Starbucks Reserve Christmas 2018 Coffee Card suddenly took a life of its own when I was handed several by a Good Samaritan. Nine to be exact. I have always admired the CoffeeContinue reading “The Good Samaritan Collection: Starbucks Reserve Philippines Coffee Cards (January 17, 2019)”

Hardbound Starbucks Philippines Gift Cards Checklist (January 16, 2019)

While riding the wave of inspiration that suddenly hit me this evening, I decided to put some work into my latest acquisition, and turn the first few pages of the secret compartment book into a complete checklist of all the Starbucks Philippines gift cards that have been released since August 2013.

Starbucks PH Card Collection: Year of the Pig and Valentine’s Day Hearts (January 8, 2019)

In anticipation of this year’s Spring Festival and Valentines Day, Starbucks Philippines released six new cards in their stores today: Year of the Pig (Lunar New Year Card), Purple Heart (with the inscription, “Coffee Date.”), Red Heart (“Love You Lots”), Pink Heart (“Meant To Be”), Patterns Heart (“You’re Adorable”), and Reverse Triangle Heart (“You’re TheContinue reading “Starbucks PH Card Collection: Year of the Pig and Valentine’s Day Hearts (January 8, 2019)”

Starting your Starbucks Card Collection [Yoda Style Jedi Training] (December 31, 2017)

During the latter part of 2017, I noticed that I’ve slowly amassed a stack of Philippine issued Starbucks Cards.  It was never my intention to collect them–it just happened.  But I am getting ahead of myself; for you guys to understand the genesis of this collection, we need to go back to the beginning. 2013Continue reading “Starting your Starbucks Card Collection [Yoda Style Jedi Training] (December 31, 2017)”

That Steady Starbucks Diet: Procuring that 2018 Starbucks Planner (December 10, 2017)

As I write this entry, I am immediately reminded of Michael Coreleone’s (Al Pacino) famous line from Godfather III, Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. Granted, Coreleone was referring to his waning attempt towards legitimize his business and professional affairs, but I have always felt that my annual questContinue reading “That Steady Starbucks Diet: Procuring that 2018 Starbucks Planner (December 10, 2017)”