Starbucks Malaysia Introduces Starbucks Card

Starbucks Card Malaysia

Finally Starbucks Malaysia has introduced Starbucks Card in conjunction with the Christmas promo.

The Starbucks Card comes in three design, two of them are Christmas edition — one of them is Snowman while the other one consists of Christmas tree. Both are translucent.

Activation of the each card costs MYR 20. However, purchases of MYR 100 will entitle you a free Starbucks Card holder.

Registration of the Starbucks Card online will entitle you to heaps of benefits.

Starbucks Via Arrives in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia

Starbucks Via has finally arrived in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Starbucks Via is an instant coffee first introduced two years ago in the United States.

Starbucks Via in 12 Single-Serve Sachets
Starbucks Via in 12 Single-Serve Sachets

Starbucks Via in 3 Single-Serve Sachets
Starbucks Via in 3 Single-Serve Sachets

Starbucks Via Italian Roast
Starbucks Via Italian Roast

Starbucks Via Italian Roast consists of extra bold instant and microground coffee. The first taste, you can’t tell whether it’s brewed coffee or instant coffee as the bold flavor of the microground Arabica coffee hides the fact it’s instant coffee.

However, unlike what most people think, Starbucks Via is instant coffee but it’s not 3-in-1 coffee as there are no sugar or creamers mixed in it, therefore retaining the aromatic flavor of the coffee.

Starbucks Via Colombia is made of medium instant and microground coffee where it is milder in flavor and taste.

To make Starbucks Via coffee, you just need to add 180ml hot water, and perhaps milk, sugar or creamer too as necessary.

Both Starbucks Via Colombia and Italian Roast are originated from Colombia.

In Malaysia, Starbucks Via are available in 3-count (MYR 8.00) or 12-count pack (MYR 28.00), in two flavors — Colombia and Italian Roast in all Starbucks stores.

In Singapore, Starbucks Via are available in 3-count ($3.90) or 12-count pack ($13.90), in Colombia, Italian Roast and Decaf Italian Roast in all Starbucks stores.

Onward by Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz's Onward

Onward by Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz is now available.

On February 26, 2008, customers at 7,100 Starbucks stores in the US were asked to leave. For the next three hours every barista in every Starbucks was retrained in the art of making the perfect espresso. The act was unprecedented, but proof of just how dire things were becoming at a company that could once do no wrong.

Get Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul now!

Price Increase for Starbucks Coffee

Coffee drinkers are facing another round of price increases as Starbucks, J.M. Smucker, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters pass along the rising costs of beans.

Starbucks confirmed Wednesday it will raise the prices for bagged coffee sold at its U.S stores by 17 percent, and 6 percent at its Canadian locations, effective July 12.

Its move comes a day after J.M. Smucker raised prices for the fourth time in the past year. Smucker, which sells Folgers, Dunkin Donuts and Millstone, is upping those prices by 11 percent.

Since May 2010, Smucker has jacked up prices 34 percent to try to stay a step ahead of the commodities market. Starbucks is raising prices for a 12-ounce bag of coffee at its U.S. stores to a range of $11.95 to $14.95. It is the first price increase since September 2009. The last time Starbucks raised prices for bagged coffee at its Canadian locations was in October 2007. The Seattle company last year raised prices for some of its drinks to counter rising costs for milk and unroasted beans. Green Mountain said May 3 it’s raising prices by 10 percent.

That comes after an increase last fall of 10 percent to 15 percent on K-Cup portion packs used in the company’s Keurig single-cup coffee brewer.

Over the past 12 months, coffee contract prices for Arabica beans are up 99 percent on the IntercontinentalExchange. That has prompted Maxwell House coffee maker Kraft Foods to raise prices three times since August 2010, an increase amounting to 43 percent.

Via SunHerald.com

Starbucks Team Up With Lady Gaga

What do you get when the world’s hottest star teams up with the world’s most popular coffee store? Gagabucks?

Well, that’s not quite it but from May 23 onwards, Lady Gaga and Starbucks, through Starbucks Digital Network in partnership with Yahoo! will be giving away giving away a limited number of downloads for her new song “The Edge of Glory” to the first little monsters to claim them. Also, you can listen to the Special Edition of Born This Way all day. To get on the Starbucks Digital Network, just get on Starbucks free Wi-Fi at participating stores in the US and go to starbucks.yahoo.com.

Lady Gaga and Starbucks Digital Network in partnership with Yahoo!

Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour Available Worldwide

Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour

Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour is now available worldwide over 25 countries. Get the “However-You-Want-It” Frappuccino at half-price during the Frappuccino Happy Hour which is 3:00-5:00pm from May 6-15, 2011 at participating stores.

Get your Frappuccino at half-price today! Available in US & Canada. Offer varies in other countries. Check with your local baristas!

Starbucks Mocha Coconut Frappuccino

Starbucks Mocha Coconut Frappuccino
Starbucks Mocha Coconut Frappuccino

Mocha Coconut Frappuccino is a new drink introduced recently. It is made of rich mocha sauce and coconut-flavored syrup blended with coffee, fresh milk, and ice. Topped with sweetened whipped cream, mocha drizzle and toasted coconut flakes.

Get it at your nearest Starbucks store today. Available only in the US.

Starbucks “However-You-Want-It” Frappuccino at Half Price

From 26 April to 6 May 2011, you can enjoy the newly introduced Starbucks "However-You-Want-It" Frappuccino at half price during the happy hours, 5-7pm (weekdays only)!

Starbucks "However-You-Want-It" Frappuccino® Blended Beverage for Half-Price
Starbucks "However-You-Want-It" Frappuccino® Blended Beverage for Half-Price

So, what are you waiting for?

Note: The promo is only available in Malaysia or countries which it may apply.

Starbucks Malaysia “However-You-Want-It” Frappuccino

Starbucks Malaysia has recently introduced the new “However-You-Want-It” Frappuccino® Blended Beverage.

Starbucks "However-You-Want-It" Frappuccino® Blended Beverage
Starbucks "However-You-Want-It" Frappuccino® Blended Beverage

Choose your own ingredients to make your favorite drink. Dial up the intensity with an Extra Coffee Caramel Frappuccino® or make it with soy milk like in the Soy Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino®. Create yours at frappuccino.com.

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Starbucks Iced Cocoa Cappuccino

Starbucks Iced Cocoa Cappuccino is the latest drink from Starbucks. It is rich in flavor, combining both fresh espresso and bittersweet mocha sauce with the right amount of steamed milk and foam, and topped with a signature mocha drizzle.

Starbucks Iced Cocoa Cappuccino
Starbucks Iced Cocoa Cappuccino

Starbucks Cocoa Cappuccino is one of the new global products launched on March 8, the others are Starbucks Petites.

Starbucks Iced Cocoa Cappuccino with the new Siren logo
Starbucks Iced Cocoa Cappuccino with the new Siren logo

With the global launch initiative, Starbucks is also changing to its new Siren logo globally.

Also available in hot version.

Available at most Starbucks stores near you.