Japanese Fruit and Coconut Milk Are Shaking Up Starbucks' New Brews

You've probably enjoyed this fruit with soy sauce.

(SPOT.ph) You’ve likely heard of yuzu in its sauce form, though ponzu would be the more accurate name. Yuzu is actually the Japanese name for a hybrid citrus fruit—somewhere between a grapefruit and a mandarin orange, though it looks like a bumpy lemon. It’s tart and tangy, and pretty much in everything in modern Japanese cuisine. Now, at Starbucks, it’s in your coffee, too: The Yuzu Cold Brew (P170/tall, P185/grande, P200/venti) is layered—because cold brew is slightly sweeter than regular brewed coffee, the citrusy aroma doesn’t fight too much with that of the roasted bean.

Yuzu and coconut flavors are about to shake up coffee as you know it!
PHOTO BY Starbucks Philippines

Need something a little sweeter? Their Coconut Milk Cold Brew (P170/tall, P185/grande, P200/venti) might be more up your alley. In fact, if you don’t take your coffee black, you might end up converting to this non-dairy option. (Be warned: Right now the coconut milk option is only available in select stores.)


These two drinks fall right in step with Starbucks’ limited-edition Pink Peach Delight line, which features the Pink Peach Frappuccino and the Chocolate Black Tea version—just in time for spring in Japan, seeing as not all of us can go and watch the sakura fall.

Starbucks has branches at 14 Jupiter Street, Makati City and The Grove Rockwell, E. Rodriguez, Jr. Avenue, Pasig City. See a list of Starbucks branches. For more information, log on to Starbucks Philippines' Facebook page.

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