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.

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    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.

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  • Starbucks Celebrates an Artful Autumn with Green and Pink Frappuccinos

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    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)

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    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. 

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    Starbucks ® Matcha Latte

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    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®.

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    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.

     

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    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.

     

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    Pistachio Christmas Tree: Short ¥450 / Tall ¥490 / Grande ¥530 / Venti® ¥570 (Pre-Tax)

     

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    Christmas is almost upon us so why not celebrate with one of Starbucks’ special seasonal selections?

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    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.

     

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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!

  • Starbucks Japan Unveils Witch & Princess Inspired Frappuccinos® for Halloween

    12.October.2018 | FOOD

    Halloween begins on October 18 at Starbucks in Japan. The coffee chain will release the Halloween Witch Frappuccino® and Halloween Princess Frappuccino®.

     

    The theme of these two beverages is “Which are you? It’s the day your decide.” Customers must decide which fate lies inside them – are they a witch or are they a princess? Both are completely different in appearance but are also each made with an apple compote.

     

    Halloween Witch Frappuccino®: Tall ¥590 (Pre-Tax) *Tall size only

    If you know you’re a witch, you’ll receive the dark coloured witch frappe. The drink is first filled with a striking blood red apple compote on top of which sits whole blended caramel cookie made into a frappuccino. It’s also topped with chocolate sauce which seeps into the whole drink to give it that witch-y look.

    Halloween Princess Frappuccino®: Tall ¥590 (Pre-Tax) *Tall size only

    If you’re a princess, you’ll get a cute princess frappe. The drink is made with apple compote along with white mocha sauce and whipped cream with sweet milky flavours. The pink and blue toppings also crown the drink for that extra princess mood.

     

    So, which are you: a witch, or a princess?

  • Starbucks Japan Announces Creamy Pumpkin Frappuccino® for October 1

    26.September.2018 | FOOD

    The Artful Autumn @ Starbucks® event is still ongoing at Starbucks Coffee Japan, with the next entries to the drink line announced as the Creamy Pumpkin Frappuccino® and Creamy Pumpkin Milk® which will drop at most branches across Japan on October 1.

     

    The first drinks in the line we saw were the three pear flavoured beverages: the Caramely Pear Frappuccino®, Caramely Pear Tea Latte and Caramely Pear Ice Tea. The second drinks were the Crispy Sweet Potato Frappuccino & Latte®.

     

    The two new beverages coming in under a week draw out the creamy goodness of pumpkins and are honey coloured, reminding one of the hues of autumn. The drinks use a pumpkin sauce made with Ebisu Kabocha pumpkins as the base which have a distinct flavour and sweetness.

    Both the Frappuccino® and the hot drink are topped with candied almonds for added texture which marry perfectly with the pumpkin as well as a bitter caramel sauce that elevates the pumpkin’s sweetness even more. The Frappuccino also has whipped cream and almonds inside the drink which harmonise creaminess and crunch.

    Customers who order either of these beverages will also get their hands on the third wristband of the Artful Autumn @ Starbucks® series pictured above. These are limited in quantity.

    *Available with any size.

    *Not obtainable with certain coupons.

    *Limited edition and will not be available again.

    *1 rubber band per beverage.

     

    Japanese pop and R&B singer Thelma Aoyama is also teaming up with Starbucks again to add 5 more songs to her “recommended songs for autumn” playlist on October 1. Check it out here.

     

    The height of autumn begins in Japan in October, so why not head to Starbucks and try the next of their seasonal drinks?

     

    ■Information

    Creamy Pumpkin Frappuccino®

    Tall ¥580 (Tall Size Only)

     

    Creamy Pumpkin Milk (Hot/Iced)

    Short ¥440/ Tall ¥480 / Grande ¥520 / Venti® ¥560

     

    Running: October 1, 2018 – October 17, 2018

    Available: At most Starbucks branches in Japan

    Starbucks Japan Website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/

     

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