Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Finally Tried Out Starbucks Drive Thru

Ever since I saw the mini Starbucks building a few months back with the DRIVE THRU signs, i could not stop thinking how it could benefit me.  Back in the day when I was a salesperson and usually spent an average of 8 long hours on the road, my dream was to be able to get not only decent, but mind-brewing, smell-stimulating drive thru freshly brewed coffee to start off my day.  Drive Thru Coffee from Krispy Kreme from Greenhills was a daily habit for me. But still, there was something missing.

Finally!  a drive thru Starbucks.   Too bad I was asked by the doctor to stop drinking coffee for a while due to my stomach mishaps (a story for another day), and so this is the only time I got to try out the first and only drive-thru Starbucks in the country.  Despite it being just a minute away from where I live now.

The experience was pretty much the same as when I order in McDo, Jollibee or any other fast food chain.

I noticed the menu offering juices for non coffee drinkers and goodness, sandwiches!  Now I have better choices while on the road besides chicken nuggets and double cheeseburger meal.

Surprisingly my hot chocolate and Peppermint brownie was out in just roughly about 1 minute.

Definitely, will be a habit especially this Holiday season.  Can you believe, i just got my first sticker for the planner? 

 The Drive thru Starbucks building is a LEED building. And I am very very very PROUD OF IT!

(image borrowed from Starbucks Philippines facebook page)

What is LEED?  LEED means Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  Here are the actions done by Starbucks Philippines in order to make this branch environmental friendly.  As explained from the metal plaques inside the store.

Waste Diversion - Used coffee grounds are donated to local customers and organizations, providing valuable plant nutrition and when combined with compost.

Stormwater Management - The use of permeable and open grid pavers helps promote natural filtration limiting the pollution of underground water sources.

Responsible Materials - All paints, sealants, and adhesives used in the construction of this store are low in volatile organic compounds, and are non-toxic.

Water - We are significantly our use of water with dual-flush toilets and low-flow faucets.

Energy - To help reduce energy needs, this store uses efficient LED bulbs.

Regional Matters - To reduce the carbon footprint of building this store, many of the items in this store were crafted nearby using materials from the local area.

Responsible Design - The use of double-paned windows provides better insulation and reduces our energy consumption.

Material Reuse - This natural edge countertop is made from salvaged driftwood from Cebu, and was given a second life here in our store.

Alternative Transportation - A special are for bicycles encourages our partners and customers to reduce car trips and air pollution.

Mugs - By using one of our for-here mugs or bringing in your own, you can help reduce waste and take care of the planet.

I am sooo approving!  Good Job Starbucks!

Starbucks Drive Thru is located at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.  This is in the MC Home Depot area.



  1. I so approve too! I've never tried the drive-thru but I should soon. I get migraines without my Starbucks fix for the day.

  2. I hope they open other branches soon! And i love the fact that they're very environmental friendly! props to starbucks for that :)