First Ever Starbucks Standalone Store Now Open Along F. Torres Street, Davao City

The very first Starbucks standalone store is now finally open along F. Torres street (near Coco's and DavCon) here in Davao City. And one of the unique experiences it offers to the people of Davao is its Coffee Experience Bar, something that only present at a few Starbucks stores across the country, see list below. What is this Coffee Experience Bar? Read on to know more details about it.

In order to fully understand and appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into a product, one must experience how it is made. This is exactly how one can truly experience the distinct characteristics of coffee.

Taking the coffee experience to a whole new level is the opening of Starbucks along F. Torres street in Davao City. It has a Coffee Experience Bar where Baristas demonstrate how different brewing methods can have surprising effects on the flavor of the coffee. Upon ordering, customers can choose from Siphon, Pour-Over, and Chemex brewing methods for their cup and watch the Starbucks Global Coffee Masters make the coffee in a bar that looks like a chic chemistry lab.
"Our newest store in Davao City fully showcases our passion and experience in coffee. Now with the unique Coffee Experience Bar, we can share our passion with those who want to learn more the different brewing methods that bring out different flavors of the coffee," said Keith Cole, Head of Marketing for Starbucks Philippines.
Siphon method
The different methods highlight different characteristics of coffee. To bring out full flavors, you may want to try the (insta-worthy!) Siphon brewing method. Unlike the other methods, this uses halogen lights or butane flames to produce heat from boiling water and the movement of coffee through chambers. Vapor pressure pushes water upward to brew coffee in the top glass globe, then filtered coffee cascades back down into a glass carafe. This fascinating process makes a rewarding cup for those who enjoy well-defined flavors dominating the coffee.

Pour-over method
For those who want to accentuate the distinct flavors of the coffee, you may use the beautifully simple accessible Pour-Over method. The ceramic cone holds heat well during brewing and produces consistent, clean and flavorful coffee. By far, this is the go-to brewing method you could easily replicate at home aside from the classic coffee press.

Chemex method
Meanwhile, for a rich-bodied and flavorful cup of brewed coffee, you can use the Chemex method. This combines elegance and function using a Pour-Over method with a beautiful glass decanter. It is a hybrid method - pour-over and full immersion of the ground coffee in hot water for all or most of the brew, and then filtered at the end. The Chemex amplifies the coffee's body but produces the cleanest cup with with complex flavors, meaning, no single characteristic dominate and will eventually wash away clean.

Try these brewing methods and decide which you prefer the most. With these in your arsenal, experiencing coffee will never be the same.

Starbucks stores with Coffee Experience Bar:
  • Starbucks Circuit Lane, Makati City - (Pour-Over and Chemex)
  • Starbucks Reserve 14 Jupiter St, Makati City - (Pour-Over, Chemex, Clover, and Siphon)
  • Starbucks Alpap Leviste, Makati City - (Pour-over, Chemex, and Siphon)
  • Starbucks BGC Corporate Center, Taguig City - (Pour-over, Chemex, Clover, and Siphon)
  • Starbucks Vista Mall, Antipolo City - (Pour-over, Chemex, and Siphon)
  • Starbucks Reserve S Maison, Pasay City - (Pour-over, Chemex, Clover, and Siphon)
  • Starbucks F. Torres Street, Davao City - (Pour-over, Chemex, and Siphon)