Culinary Bonanza: Delightful Autumn Surprises from Starbucks Indonesia

By webadmin on 11:14 am Sep 08, 2012
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Ellyna Tjohnardi

Starbucks Coffee Indonesia welcomes the new season, autumn, with a novel series of food, beverage and blends that are going to make avid Starbucks fans eager to hit the nearest stores as soon as possible.

I won’t withhold the suspense much longer, so feast your eyes upon these delectable-looking treats.

Food: Purple Yam Coconut Cake

The rich and deep purplish burgundy cake is a potent attention grabber, making the other snacks on the display shelves pale in comparison. Be surprised as you bite into fine coconut shavings in each cream layer.

Jalapeno Cheese Roll

It tasted supple and chewy with rather sticky texture that resulted from the cheese within the roll. This is my favorite out of the 3 new food items.

Smoked Chicken Apple on Sundried Foccacia

The focaccia makes a healthy snack for conscious eaters, sandwiched within are smoked chicken, mixed salad, green apple and honey lemon dressing.

To commemorate the first year since Starbucks VIA® Instant Coffee series – a new way to create instant coffee – was launched in Indonesia, Starbucks Coffee Indonesia also came up with VIA® inspired food innovation, such as VIA Red Velvet Roll Cake, VIA Mocha Land and VIA Snowflake Land.

Out of the 3, my favorite is the VIA Snowflake Land, which was akin to custard puff, but filled with semi-sweet VIA coffee-based custard and topped with chocolate layer and white chocolate flakes. The right level of sweetness from the filling and topping blended well with the savory puff.

Beverage: Sea Salt Caramel Mocha

I was deeply intrigued by its name and was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually like the taste of this unique and novel beverage. The key components of this new twist are the smoked sea salt and Turbindo sugar used. For certain, I can see myself frequenting Starbucks in the near future to get my hands on this special edition drink, before it will be out the stores on November 5.

So, as not to spoil the fun, I will just give you a hint of what it taste like: If you like velvety-rich milk chocolate, you’ll most likely be fond of Sea Salt Caramel Mocha. This special edition flavor will be available hot, iced or as Frappuccino®.

Blend: The Starbucks® Autumn

This is a new blend made from Sumatran, Antiguan and Guatemalan coffee beans. The full-bodied brew has a subtle herbal scent and goes well with savory food such as Starbucks Cheese Danish.

This autumn is also the launch of Starbucks Anniversary Blend, which is annually released and is varied from year to year. The coffee is a mix of Pacific Asian and aged Sumatran beans. The spicy hint of the brew makes it suitable to go with spiced items, such as cinnamon rolls, oats, maple-based and buttery food items.

Having recently opened a new outlet in Solo, Central Java, the outlet at Kota Kasablanka, South Jakarta added to the total number of Starbucks Coffee stores to a whopping 132 outlets in Indonesia alone.

What would be a better celebration to such substantial achievement, than enjoying a cup of hot Starbucks Sea Salt Mocha?

For more delicious treats, visit author’s blog at http://culinarybonanza.blogspot.com/