BEVERAGES (till Nov. 1, 2013)
|Ristretto Blanco (Tall-PhP 145; Grande-PhP 160; Venti-PhP 170)|
Ristretto Blanco is new in the espresso line-up. It's a rich, smooth and velvety beverage. Ristretto shots are created by forcing less water through the coffee. This results in a fuller-bodied shot with a deep coffee flavor. Steamed whole milk creates the foam and it is poured in such a way that it ends with that white dot finish you see.
|Salted Caramel Mocha (Tall-PhP 150; Grande-PhP 165; Venti-PhP 175)|
From salted caramel ice cream to salted caramel-flavored milk tea and now to Starbucks' Salted Caramel Mocha, one enjoys this unique blend of sweet and salty. This concoction is made from a creamy mix of espresso with velvety steamed milk, blended with mocha sauce and toffee nut flavored syrup. It's finished off with a topping of whipped cream, buttery caramel sauce, and a mixture of turbinado sugar as well as smoked sea salt. This description is enough for me to want to go out and get one. I just might do that in the coming days.
What are beverages without matching dessert? Take your pick from these 3 returning favorite dessert items.
|Blueberry-licious Cheesecake (Slice-PhP 130; Whole-PhP 1,450)|
Blueberry cheesecakes are one of my favorites. This Blueberry-licious Cheesecake is topped with sweet and tangy blueberries over a very light cheesecake.
Butterscotch Oat Fudge Bar
|Butterscotch Oat Fudge Bar, PhP 60|
The chewy Butterscotch Oat Fudge Bar is liberally sprinkled with walnut chunks and creamy chocolate ganache.
Double Chocolate Fudge Bar
|Double Chocolate Fudge Bar, PhP 50|
Combine dark chocolate fudge bars coupled with chocolate chunks and you get the Double Chocolate Fudge Bar. For me, anything chocolate-y is always the perfect partner of hot coffee.