Starbucks Japan Unveils Snowy White Chocolate Frappuccino

21.November.2018 | FOOD

The second round of Starbucks Japan’s Christmas drinks will arrive in the form of the new White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino® and White Chocolate Snow.

 

These two wintertime beverages are inspired by snow falling on Christmas Day to warm the hearts of people this holiday season. A line-up of limited edition sparkly merchandise as well as desserts and food will also be sold.

White Chocolate Snow: Short ¥440/Tall ¥480/Grande ¥520/Venti® ¥560 (Pre-Tax)

White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino®: Tall ¥580 (Tall Size Only / Pre-Tax)

At the core of many people’s heart during this time is the image of a White Christmas. Starbucks’ two new snowy beverages aims to light that seasonal vibe in people and evoke those Christmas memories.

 

The drinks are topped with white chocolate sauce, marshmallows and whipped cream to create piled-up snow, and the silver dragees are coated with shiny silver leaf to look like sparkly snowflakes. Both beverages are like White Christmas in a cup, combining white chocolate and milk to create a rich, comforting flavour.

 

Strawberry Gradation Cake: ¥460 (Pre-Tax)

In the run up to Christmas, the temperature gets gradually colder, one step at a time. The Strawberry Gradation Cake is the perfect coffee time accompaniment, layered with different sections of strawberry to warm your heart.

Chicken & Tomato Soy Cream Bread Gratin: ¥460 (Pre-Tax)

There’s also the crunchy bread gratin cooked in a stove furnace and filled with a soy milk tomato cream, roast chicken, pumpkin, broccoli, red paprika and cheese.

 

Feel that comforting vibe that only Christmas can give you season with Starbucks’ special new menu line-up.

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  • Starbucks Japan Osaka Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Meccha Matcha Latte & Frappuccino

    06.November.2018 | FOOD

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Starbucks Japan setting up shop in Osaka, the coffee chain is holding a 10-day event titled Osaka 20th Thanks Week at 105 branches across Osaka Prefecture.

     

    The celebration will see community activities taking place at each branch along with the serving of the new Osaka Meccha Matcha Latte and Osaka Meccha Matcha Frappuccino, two beverages crafted by the Osakan baristas of Starbucks for the Osakan locals.

    The first Starbucks branch to open in Western Japan was at HEP FIVE in Umeda, Osaka on November 28, 1998. The keyword for these beverages is omoroi, a word in Kansai dialect that means ‘interesting’ and ‘amusing,’ and one that is intended to warm the hearts of those who drink these new beverages. Matcha is used as the base flavour for both of these drinks. It should also tickle the fancy of those who know that Osaka was the birthplace of Sen no Rikyū, one of the most influential figures on the Japanese way of tea.

     

    The three matcha beverages―the hot or iced latte and frappuccino―uses 1.5 times more matcha powder than Starbucks’ regular matcha drinks. This explains the meccha in the title of the beverages which in Japanese means ‘very’ or in this case ‘a lot.’

    Osaka Meccha Matcha Frappuccino®: Short ¥550/Tall ¥590/Grande ¥630/Venti® ¥670 (Pre-Tax)

    The base of the Osaka Meccha Matcha Frappuccino® is refreshing vanilla ice cream on top of which sits colourful matcha, creating a contrast of white and green. Squirted on top is a fluffy serving of whipped cream drizzled in caramel sauce, chocolate sauce and extra matcha powder. Not only is this beverage made to look like Osaka Castle’s main keep, it’s also made to reflect the vim and vigour of the Osakan spirit that always wants to try “this and that.”

     

    Osaka Meccha Matcha Latte (Hot/Iced): Short ¥440/Tall ¥480/Grande ¥520/Venti® ¥560 (Pre-Tax)

    The iced version of the Osaka Meccha Matcha Latte is based on the popular matcha tea latte while the hot version is the perfect accompaniment to warm you up during the cold season.

     

    If you’re in Osaka later this month then be sure to enjoy these meccha matcha drinks conceived from the minds of the baristas of Osaka!

  • Starbucks Japan to Release Strawberry Cake Frappuccino for Christmastime

    27.October.2018 | FOOD

    This year’s holiday season at Starbucks Japan begins on November 1.

     

    2018’s theme is “STARBUCKS® THE Blend IS THE MAGIC.” It’s the season for loving one another, and it’s this heartwarming occasion that Starbucks is set to deliver to its customers.

    Christmas Strawberry Cake Frappuccino®: Tall ¥590 (Pre-Tax)

    Christmas Strawberry Cake Milk: Short ¥450 / Tall ¥490 / Grande ¥530 / Venti® ¥570 (Pre-Tax)

    The first of several Christmas-y beverages hitting the coffee chain this holiday are the Christmas Strawberry Cake Frappuccino® and Christmas Strawberry Cake Milk.

     

    To ensure you get that full strawberry texture, both delicious drinks are made with a sweet ‘n sour strawberry sauce that leaves in plenty of the strawberry pieces. The standout feature of both is their gentle flavour which has that feeling of comfort milk has. They are also made to look like sponge cake. An enjoyable texture is also made by adding well-baked biscuits.

     

    Available: November 1, 2018 – December 4, 2018

    Gingerbread Latte (Hot/Iced): Short ¥420 / Tall ¥460 / Grande ¥500 / Venti® ¥540 (Pre-Tax)

    Joyful Medley Tea Latte (Hot Only): Short ¥380 / Tall ¥420 / Grande ¥460 / Venti® ¥500 (Pre-Tax)

    Also on the list is the Gingerbread Latte―a classic during the holiday season at Starbucks―and the Joyful Medley Tea Latte. A range of Christmas merchandise is also up for grabs including the always-popular tumblers, ‘bearistas’ (stuffed bear baristas) and ornaments. Snow globes are arriving this year too. All of this will let you bask in that Christmas spirit nice and early.

    And of course it wouldn’t be Christmas at Starbucks without their Starbucks® Christmas Blend. It’s a flavour you can only enjoy during this season so pick up a bag for yourself.

     

    Available: November 1, 2018 – December 25, 2018

    Yule Log: ¥460 (Pre-Tax)

    Cranberry Bliss Bar: ¥270 (Pre-Tax)

     

    On the food menu come the mini-sized yule logs. It uses an original chocolate that goes perfect with coffee and raspberry jam for added accent. The Cranberry Bliss Bars also pair perfectly with the Christmas Blend.

     

    Available: November 1, 2018 – December 25, 2018

     

    There’s no better place to warm yourself up this holiday season than Starbucks!

  • McDonald’s Japan to Release Winter Chocolate Drinks at McCafé by Barista Branches

    13.November.2018 | FOOD

    McCafé by Barista branches of McDonald’s Japan are release four new beverages for the winter season which will drop on November 14. They include the Premium Raspberry Chocolate Frappe, Premium Chocolate Frappe, Premium Hot Chocolate, and Premium Iced Hot Chocolate.

    Premium Raspberry Chocolate Frappe: Regular Size ¥500

    This fruity frappe is a mix of chocolate powder and raspberry syrup topped with shaved white chocolate and raspberry sauce. The rich taste of the chocolate creates an exquisite balance with the sweet and sour raspberry.

    Premium Chocolate Frappe: Regular Size ¥490

    If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re drinking pure chocolate, then this treat is for you. Expect your taste buds to enjoy the full-bodied and indulging taste of this frappe’s chocolatey goodness.

    Premium Hot Chocolate: Regular Size ¥450

    Premium Iced Chocolate: Regular Size ¥450

    Your mouth will water at this fragrant and sweet-tasting chocolate drink which comes with both hot and iced options.

    The iced version combines cold milk with chocolate powder and chocolate sauce. This is topped with chocolate whipped cream and chocolate shavings allowing for delicious enjoyment of different textures.

    The hot version also mixes together chocolate powder and chocolate sauce but is instead served hot with foamed milk.

     

    All four of these beverages also topped with two chocolate sticks made from cocoa beans farmed in West African countries including Ghana.

     

    Beat the cold this winter with this line-up of premium chocolate drinks.

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  • Omotesando Hills Christmas 2019: Water Tank Christmas Tree Wrapped in Illuminations

    18.September.2019 | SPOT

    The Omotesando Hills shopping complex has begun rolling out information for its Christmas celebrations for 2019. Omotesando Hills Christmas 2019 is set to run from November 13 to December 25 during which artistic illuminations will decorate the building. The illuminations at the main large staircase of the atrium will take on the theme “Christmastime seduced by water magic.”

    Omotesando Hills has been adorning its interior with artistic Christmas illuminations since 2017. This winter’s lights will be provided with contemporary design studio we+. The studio has showcased its works both inside Japan, including at Salone del Mobile.Milano, which have presented new perspectives and values to spectators. “Water” is the theme for the illuminations at Omotesando Hills this year, which will constantly change colour and appearance.

     

    A 7-meter-tall Christmas tree surrounded by around 40 water tanks will stand beautifully in the atrium as the centrepiece of the illuminations. Strung down from the ceiling in the open air space will be large golden frames, offering a dynamic adornment throughout.

    Superabsorbent polymers will float inside the water tanks on various sizes. These polymers will greatly elevate the tanks’ level of transparency. Because of their refractive index in the water, they in fact become one with the water and so you won’t be able to see them, enabling one to also see the Christmas tree hidden within the tanks.

    Each water tank will change to the music one by one depending on the level of water in them, as will the Christmas tree and its LED lights, creating a mosaic-like appearance. The tree will alter every moment, making you forget about the time and want to just keep gazing at it.

  • Starbucks’ Halloween Sweet Caramel Pudding Latte is Bound to Possess Your Heart

    15.September.2019 | FOOD

    The Sweet Caramel Pudding Latte will be infiltrating Starbucks’® Chilled Cup line of beverages from September 24 for a limited period.

     

    The ghostly touch of sweet and smooth caramel pudding is accented with a dark base note of strong coffee. If you are looking for a creamy and luxurious flavour, this is the perfect autumn treat.

    Starbucks never fails to raise our spirits with their adorable themed designs. This Halloween, the cup design been invaded with an army of ghosts, pumpkins and more Halloween-themed illustrations. The heavenly golden lid adds a touch of luxury to the design and is a premonition for the sweet and rich caramel that awaits underneath. 

     

    The Sweet Caramel Pudding Latte from the Starbucks’ Chilled Cup series is bound to send chills down your spine this Halloween!

  • Tokyo Station’s Christmas Cakes Are a Must-Buy Present This Holiday Season

    08.September.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Two of Tokyo Station’s shopping areas, GRANSTA and GRANSTA MARUNOUCHI―which are accessible inside the ticket gates and outside the ticket gates respectively―are set to hold the GRANSTA Christmas Fair from November 5 to December 25.

     

    GRANSTA x Tokyo Staion Hotel

    The main GRANSTA shopping area is joining hands with Tokyo Station Hotel for the very first time to release a line of hotel-original Christmas cakes.

    Noel – ¥6,200 (Tax Included) @ Tokyo Station Hotel (*10 servings per day)

    This pine tree stump chestnut cake was originally sold to support the reconstruction work of the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building which was held until 2012. Topping the chestnut sweet potato base is a mix of chestnut mousse and coffee cream. This is topped with two types of chestnut pastes in a spiral shape to create the tree rings.

    Bûche Chocolat Vanille – ¥5,500 (Tax Included) @ Tokyo Station Hotel (*10 servings per day)

    The Bûche Chocolat Vanille is an exquisite yule log made with melt-in-the-mouth chocolate mousse and vanilla cream inside which hides sweet and sour, kirsch-soaked cherries and sauteed pears. The top of the log is temptingly lined with even more cherries to give it both that rich look and even richer taste.

     

    Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building Cake Designs

    GRANSTA will also sell cakes inspired by Tokyo Station. As well as the ones shown here, there are ones based on the bullet trains and more.

     

    Station Building Fruit Cake – ¥4,320 (Tax Included) @ Colombin (*only 100 available)

    Exclusive to GRANSTA comes this special Christmas fruit cake based on the station building. It would make great gift to bring to the Christmas party.

    Cupola de Tokyo – ¥3,780 (Tax Included) @ Caffarel (*only 50 available / *design still a WIP so may differ from the photo)

    This colourful Christmas cake draws inspiration from the gorgeous interior designs of the north and south domes of the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building.

     

    Suica Penguin Cakes

    The adorable Suica Penguin is the mascot of Suica contactless smart cards used at train stations.

    Suica Penguin Cake – ¥5,400 (Tax Included) @ Dalloyau (*only 100 available)

    The main Suica Penguin cake is a combination of chocolate mousse and a cream made from tonka beans. This cute cake is sure to bring joy to any child this Christmas♡

    Suica Penguin Chocolate Raspberry – ¥490 (Tax Included) @ Fairycake Fair (*30 servings per day)

    Fairycake Fair has whipped up a chocolate cream-topped cupcake filled with raspberry jam. This one is for those who want something a bit smaller than a ginormous cake!

    There are lots more cakes to look forward to, including ones in very limited quantities. If you’re in Japan this Christmas season, be sure to pay a visit to GRANSTA and GRANSTA MARUNOUCHI in Tokyo Station.

     

    ©Chiharu Sakazaki / JR East / DENTSU Suica by JR East Suica

  • Warm The Cockles Of Your Heart This Christmas at HOSHINO Karuizawa Area

    06.September.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    This holiday season, Hoshino Resorts is set to hold a Christmas event at HOSHINO Karuizawa Area, a place managed by the company which brings together people who love culture and nature. It will run from November 16 to December 25.

     

    The event’s theme is “A Town Where Happiness Shines.” From mistletoe illuminations to xmas desserts and more, you’re sure to have the cockles of your heart warmed this year at this happiness-filled festival.

     

    Mistletoe Illuminations

    At Harunire Terrace, where 16 shops line the cosy wooden terrace, the columns and overhangs will be adorned in Christmas garlands, and mistletoe-shaped illuminations will dangle from tree branches.

     

    You can spot a lot of mistletoe in Karuizawa Wild Bird Sanctuary. Even in wintertime the plant does not wither, instead keeping its green leaves, which in folklore has led it to be viewed as a symbol of immortality.

     

    Mistletoe is known in many cultures as a symbol of happiness. In the Western world, lovers who stand under mistletoe are expected to kiss. The warm illuminations are set to light a warm and romantic atmosphere to all those who attend.

     

    Mistletoe Lanterns

    As well as the illuminations, there will also be mistletoe lanterns hiding in the trees to celebrate romantic love this Christmas. Get ready to count down with everybody at the event as when you reach zero, all of the lanterns will turn on at the same time. There will even be mini live performances where you can sing along to Christmas songs.

     

    Christmas Sweets at Hoshino Resorts Karuizawa Hotel Bleston Court

    Order the “Episode de Noel” at Hoshino Resorts Karuizawa Hotel Bleston Court for a delicious Christmas sweets dessert course of 4 treats.

     

    This is just a peek inside the stocking of what’s to come at the festival. There will be a hot chocolate bar, fresh s’mores, kids events, photo spots, a Christmas market, and more. Ride your sleigh into HOSHINO Karuizawa Area this winter.

  • Starbucks Celebrates an Artful Autumn with Green and Pink Frappuccinos

    29.August.2019 | FOOD

    From August 30, 2019, Starbucks Coffee Japan is celebrating the coming of autumn with their scheme Artful Autumn @ Starbucks®.

     

    The concept of this year is “Be colourful” and sees the release of new drinks that burst into colour for a beautiful moment. Through art and colour, Starbucks is creating an opportunity for many to experience the unique colourfulness of autumn. 

     

    The two new drinks to make it to Starbucks’ menu are the colourful and cute Green Apple Jelly Frappuccino® and Baked Apple Pink Frappuccino®, which are both made using autumn apples. From the species of apple to the way it is prepared and arranged, two completely new apple frappuccinos have been invented. 

    Left: Green Apple Jelly Frappuccino® /Right: Baked Apple Pink Frappuccino®: ¥580 (price before tax, tall size only)

    The Green Apple Jelly Frappuccino® consists of wobbly green apple jelly and crunchy fruit, creating a fun texture in your mouth. Overall, there is a sweet and tangy yet creamy flavour. As the heat of summer still lingers during early autumn, this frappuccino is bound to be just what you need for a quick refresh. The whipped cream on top of the frappuccino is topped with thin shavings of green apple and vivid green candy pieces, adding a wonderful crunchy texture to the soft and fluffy cream. 

     

    The Baked Apple Pink Frappuccino® is based on a pink baked apple. The sweetness and crunchiness of the crumble is a fun texture to enjoy. You will be able to taste baked apple with a faint taste of cinnamon. As it is still rather hot but not unbearable, this frappuccino is the perfect way to satisfy your sugar craving. This frappuccino is topped with bright pink and crunchy apple candy and crumble pieces, creating a wonderful texture adventure.

     

    Make sure to also look out for the Apple Jelly Iced Tea and Baked Apple Iced Tea which will also be making an appearance at Starbucks.  

     

    The colourful appearance, delicious flavour and texture of these two frappuccinos will enlighten you to a whole new world of unique colors, textures and flavors so please come try them for yourself. 

  • Disney Christmas 2019 at Tokyo DisneySea: Spend This Year’s Holiday Season With That Special Someone♡

    18.August.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Tokyo Disney Resort has announced this year’s Disney Christmas which will take place at Tokyo Disneyland® and Tokyo DisneySea® from November 8 to December 25. This is the Tokyo DisneySea® event line-up. For the Tokyo Disneyland® schedule, click here.

     

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly this year at Tokyo DisneySea, where the Christmas spirit is set to fall and settle like December snow across the park with a fantastic line-up of festive entertainment programs, magical decorations and more. Guests are invited to join the Disney cast in welcoming a very merry Christmas at this year for Disney Christmas 2019.

     

    It’s Christmas Time!


    The “It’s Christmas Time!” show returns again this year to Mediterranean Harbor to wrap guests in the Christmas spirit, featuring Mickey Mouse and friends along with singers and dancers who will perform to classic Christmas tunes.

     

    Colour Of Christmas


    This magical performance takes place at nighttime on the water at Mediterranean Harbor, featuring a huge 15-meter tall shimmering Christmas tree. Held annually, this will mark the show’s eighth and final run. Disney characters including Mickey will also be present for the performance.

    The whole of Mediterranean Harbor will be wrapped in the Christmas spirit, with the huge tree in the centre and little trees all around, and onlookers all with their own wishes for the holiday season. Snow will also fall during the performance to create a romantic atmosphere.

     

    Special Christmas Merchandise

    Pouch – ¥2,000 (Tax Included)

    Around 65 very special pieces of merchandise will be available for guests to pick up, many themed on the It’s Christmas Time! show. The pouch features the cute scene of Mickey and Minnie line dancing which you will see in the show. The available plush toys also have a Christmas-y gold bell on them. All of these items will be available from November 1.

    There will also be adorable Duffy and Friends merchandise to pick up. Some of these items are themed on Cape Cod Village in winter, an area in the park which serves as a greeting spot for Duffy and his friends. These Christmas items will be available from November 6.

     

    Christmas Food & Drink

    A festive feast of 15 drinks and dishes will be served for Disney Christmas, from seafood pasta to roast beef sandwiches and more. There will also be a reindeer-inspired dessert as well as alcoholic cocktails and much, much more.

     

    Enjoy a very merry Christmas this year at Tokyo DisneySea.♡

  • Disney Christmas 2019 at Tokyo Disneyland: Spend This Year’s Holiday Season With That Special Someone♡

    12.August.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Tokyo Disney Resort has announced this year’s Disney Christmas which will take place at Tokyo Disneyland® and Tokyo DisneySea® from November 8 to December 25. This is the Tokyo Disneyland® event line-up. For the Tokyo DisneySea® schedule, click here.

     

    Disney Christmas Stories

    Disney Christmas Stories celebrates the holiday season with a magical parade which will bring together the Disney cast members with their loved ones. The characters will dress in festive outfits and deliver to guests their own Christmas stories. Seven joyous Christmas stories will unfold before guests’ eyes, from a merry family outing with Donald Duck, his beloved Daisy Duck and his three nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, to the star couple Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

     

    The parade will seemingly stop all of a sudden which will be followed by ringing bells, signalling the start of a Christmas party. Snow will fall along the parade route, and the cast members will invite guests to join them in celebrating a heart-warming Christmas.

     

    Christmas Decorations

    An enormous 15-meter tall Christmas tree will tower over World Bazaar and illuminate the streets with its brilliant lights together with dazzling projections, combining with the festive music to create a romantic atmosphere.

     

    The plaza in front of Cinderella’s Castle will glimmer with Christmas adornments as well as Christmas presents, Winnie the Pooh decorations, and more. Each themed land across the park will also be embellished in Christmas colours, bringing a merry little Christmas to the park.

     

    Special Christmas Merchandise

    Glass Set – ¥2,200 (Tax Included)

    Around 65 special Disney Christmas themed items are set to go on sale from November 1, from glasses to cushions and more, all of which can be used for Christmastime at home. Featuring designs of the Disney characters, each item is sure to bring an air of that nostalgia we all feel at Christmas.

     

    Christmas Food & Drink


    Also available from November 1 is a very special Christmas menu made up of 15 dishes and drinks. There’s the seafood cream bread packed with melted cheese, a hot dog dressed in the colours of Christmas with its eye-catching red bun and white cheese, and more. There’s also a dish inspired by the Disney film Beauty and the Beast who are set to appear in the parade.

     

    Enjoy a very merry Christmas this year at Tokyo Disneyland.

  • Pudding almond frappuccino and more! Enter the cute retro world of Starbucks coffee ♡ New summer promotion drinks out soon!

    11.May.2019 | FOOD

    For the second year in a row, Starbucks Japan will be launching its summer season promotion from Wednesday 15th May 2019. The promotional summer drinks will be slightly retro-themed and only temporary! The new menu includes pudding almond frappuccino®, a new toasted sandwich, coffee jelly cake, and much more! This new menu of nostalgic yet new beverages and meals will be introduced into most Starbucks branches across the country.

    To really spread the love of Japanese coffee house culture, the retro promotional period will be complemented with a specially made logo which resembles a retro coffee shop sign. This new logo sign will be placed at 20 Starbucks cafes across Japan. Our nostalgic love is the central focal point of this promotion plan, and from this, Starbucks has created something new for everyone to enjoy. Come enjoy a special moment at Starbucks. ♪

    Something nostalgic: Pudding almond frappuccino ® ¥620 (+ tax)

    Pudding almond is a dessert flavour that originated in Japan. This consists of pudding and caramel, vivid fruits and whipped cream. This retro dessert flavour is stilled loved by the Japanese even to this day! As well as the aesthetics and reputation of the drink, the nostalgic lingering taste of the pudding almond flavour is also to die for. The dessert has been arranged in a typical Starbucks style ー the pudding almond frappuccino®. This drink is a brand new unique way to enjoy a dessert!

     

    To add the finishing touches, the pudding frappuccino ® is topped off with bittersweet caramel sauce and three different types of mixed fruits: mango, strawberry, and apple. The vivid mixed fruits sparkle like jewels and add a modern touch to the drink. Last but not least, the symbolic icon; a syrup-glazed, deep red-coloured cherry garnishes the top of the whipped cream. 

    Cold brew coffee: Short ¥330/Tall ¥370/Grande ¥410/Venti ¥450 (+ tax)
    Coffee jelly cake ¥440(+ tax)
    Viennese coffee Short ¥340/Tall ¥380/Grande ¥420/Venti® ¥460 (+ tax)
    Toasted egg & ham sandwich  ¥380 (+ tax)

    This menu is full of foods and drinks that are a nostalgic blast from the past! Indulge in smooth coffee jelly with strong espresso beans that accent the flavour, or sink your teeth into the crunchy toasted ham and egg sandwich with melty cheese and juicy ham. Taste the standard cold brew coffee which is made over a long period using cold water to gently brew the coffee, and compare it to the Viennese drip coffee which is topped with whipped cream! There’s just so much in the coffee world of Starbucks. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or just a coffee break, come spend a nostalgic moment with your favourite beverage or tuck into a meal!

     

    As we move away from the Heisei era and into the Reiwa era, Starbucks invites you to embrace the old culture and anticipate the new, and to be at peace with the ever-changing world.

  • Starbucks® Cafe Latte, Doppio Espresso and Matcha Latte get an upgrade!

    02.March.2019 | FOOD

    Starbucks® have given their drinks series Cafe Latte, Doppio Espresso and Matcha Latte a new upgrade! These will be sold from Tuesday 5th March 2019.

     

    Starbucks ® Cafe Latte

    This uses Starbucks’® carefully selected deep roast coffee beans. The best balance of milk and coffee is then obtained. Even the cup is designed to represent Starbucks® special quality drinks series. The design is simple and of high-quality.

    Starbucks® doppio Espresso

    The “espresso”, has been upgraded to “doppio espresso”. “Doppio” is the Italian word for “double”. Starbucks ® has used its specially selected coffee beans to accent and strengthen the flavour of this coffee for customers to enjoy. As this drink will contain double the espresso, customers can enjoy an even deeper flavour and more accented taste.

     

     

    Starbucks ® Matcha Latte

    Rich matcha flavour melts with creamy milk for a luxury, original matcha latte flavour. The decoration on the cup is a fresh design that captures the moment milk and matcha are mixed together.

     

    Come taste these new delicious chilled drinks!

  • Starbucks Japan Announces Customizable Frappuccino for Valentine’s Day

    12.January.2019 | FOOD / Uncategorized

    Valentine’s is starting early at Starbucks Japan. From January 16 the coffee chain will be serving two customizable beverages: the Valentine Customania Cocoa and Valentine Customania Frappuccino®.

    Chocolate lovers won’t be able to resist either of these beverages which both contain a blend of rich dark chocolate sauce and full bodied caramel sauce. With the Frappuccino® you can add powdered Cafe Verona® coffee beans which taste perfect with the chocolate.

     

    Both drinks come with three different customizable options. Romantic tops your drink with vibrant pink strawberry meringue. Chocolate gets it sprinkled with crunchy chocolate biscuit which can also be changed to chocolate chips with the Frappuccino®. Coffee adds an espresso shot to the hot drink while the Frappuccino® has coffee added to it.

     

    Enjoy a customizable drink with your date this Valentine’s season.

  • Starbucks Japan Announces Calligraphy-Inspired Goma Goma Goma Latte & Frappuccino®

    19.December.2018 | FOOD

    Starbucks Japan is starting up its second “STARBUCKS® JAPAN WONDER PROJECT” on December 26 which aims to promote the wonderful characteristics and elements of Japanese culture.

     

    The event it is looking to is a tradition observed on New Year’s Day called Kakizome, or “first calligraphy of the year.” This has inspired two drinks to lead customers into a happy new year: the Goma Goma Goma Frappuccino® that calls to mind ink and paper with its combination of black and white and the Goma Goma Goma Latte that fuses a harmonious fragrance of sesame seeds and espresso that warms you up on a cold winter’s day.

     

    Kakizome is an event that originates in the old Japanese imperial court where one would prepare their ink in the morning and write a poem while facing that year’s lucky direction. The tradition today begins on January 2 in which people write their aims, goals and wishes for the new year stroke by stroke. The paper is then thrown into a fire in the middle of January as it is said the person will be able to write a more fair hand by doing so.

    The Goma Goma Goma Frappuccino® is made with a white Frappuccino® body and combined with a sesame seed sauce to create a beautiful and very different design. The whipped cream on top is topped with black, white and gold sesame seeds for added crunch. It’s also drizzled in honey which goes perfectly with the seeds. The beverage’s bright and shiny appearance looks towards a hopeful 2019.

     

    The hot Goma Goma Goma Latte combines sesame seeds and espresso with milk for a touch of sweetness, bringing together both a Japanese and Western taste.

     

    Head to Starbucks for the coming new year where coffee meets culture.

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Hello Kitty Matcha Wreath Bread

    09.December.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

     

    Today, I will show you how to make wreath-shaped bread that is perfect for Christmas♡

     

    1. Ingredients

    250g bread flour

    2 tsp yeast

    2 tbsp icing sugar

    1/2 tsp salt

    50g unsalted butter

    1/2 tsp matcha powder

    1 egg (approx. 52g)

    100ml lukewarm water

     

    2.

    Add the bread flour into the centre of a bowl. Add the sugar, yeast and matcha powder onto one side of the bowl as shown in the picture below. Crack and egg and add the salt onto the other side. Pour the lukewarm water  over the yeast and mix everything with a wooden spoon. When everything is combined add the unsalted butter and knead with your hands. Roll into a ball and leave to ferment.

    ☆It will take take about 30 minutes at 40℃

    ☆If you own an electric mixer or home bakery it’s perfectly fine to do everything up to now in a machine.

    3.

    Once the mix has risen, divide into three equal parts and leave again for about 15 minutes. Cover with cling film or a tea towel to ensure the mix doesn’t become dry. Afterwards, gently roll into a spherical shape as shown in the photo.

    4.

    Roll the mix into a long shape that spans about 50-60cm. Line all three up on their sides and begin to braid. Once this is complete, tie them up into a wreath shape and leave to ferment again.

    ☆It will take take 20-25 minutes at 40℃

     

    Once the second fermentation is complete, cook at 180℃ for 7 minutes, then lower the temperature to 150℃ and cook for a further 7 minutes. The timings may differ depending on your oven so be sure to make any necessary adjustments.

    5.

    Leave to fully cool and tie a ribbon around it.

    Sprinkle with icing sugar, add some Christmas decorations like the mistletoe picks below and you’re done. The Hello Kitty decorations are modelling chocolates.

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

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