Starbucks Espresso Layer Collection

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

There are times when I feel like I'm not up for my usual Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha on a weekend. Whenever I'm out, I make it a point to get something else because this drink reminds me of work. 😅  hihi

Do you feel the same? Are you tired of your getting your go-to Starbucks drink? Let the baristas of Starbucks offer unique and sophisticated espresso drinks to quirk up your coffee experience this time! ❤️


On my recent visit at Starbucks at SM Aura branch, I planned to grab the new Espresso Layer Collection drinks launched last February 21. Vince, the branch' assistant manager, was very assisting and got all my orders in a snap. With our small talk in the counter, he found out that I blog about lifestyle and I was at their branch to review the espresso layer collection beverages.


Tahitian Vanilla Macchiato


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Short - ₱ 155 / Tall – ₱ 165 / Grande ₱ 180 / Venti– ₱ 195

The velvety milk with Tahitian vanilla bean sauce drizzled on top already got me drooling for this coffee! It's subtle sweetness and natural coffee taste will definitely hook coffee enthusiasts like me to ask for another cup. In case you're wondering what the pepper-like grounds on top are, they are ground vanilla bean pod sprinkles that adds additional texture to the regular macchiato drink.

Valencia Orange Cocoa Cappuccino


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Short - ₱ 145 / Tall – ₱ 155 / Grande ₱ 170 / Venti– ₱ 185

It's been the longest time since I last enjoyed a cappuccino, and the experience was extra amazing because I'm drinking the unique-tasting Valencia Orange Cocoa Cappuccino. To be honest, I've judged this espresso quickly because coffee and orange is not my top-of-mind coffee combination flavor. 

With one slurp, this drink reminded me of the orange-infused mini chocolate bar I use to love. The hint of the decadent Valencia Orange Mocha Sauce complemented the affogato-style signature espresso shots so smoothly. The tartly-sweet bits of orange peel also added even more flavor as I drink this coffee away. 

As I was enjoying my drinks while squeezing in a blog post at the cafe, Vince approached me to give a complimentary Strawberry Torte Cake. I was quick to thank him for the kindness and the great customer service I've been experiencing so far. (Kudos to the Starbucks SM Aura branch!)

Strawberry Torte Cake


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This strawberry sponge cake is beautiful on its own! A bite reminded me of the Strawberry Shortcake I devoured at Vizco's in Baguio before (read more here) because of its sweet strawberry mousse taste. The cake is also soft that it melts in your mouth in an instant.

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Both the drinks in the Espresso Layer Collection are also available in iced and blended formats. They will also be available in stores until April 17, 2017 only. :)

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