Wednesday, November 14, 2012

First Ever Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in CDO opens in Centrio

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, an International Coffee Company, Born and Brewed in California since 1963 opened it's first branch here in Cagayan de Oro together with the opening of Centrio an Ayala Mall.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has 800 stores worldwide. Outside the US. they have  stores located in Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Isreal, East Malaysia (Sabah), Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Qatar  Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.  Next year, The company will be celebrating their 10 year in the Philippines. They are Hoping to end this year with their 56th branch.

The company is very proud of their numerous industry firsts, like for example.  The Original ice blended is the very first that started the frozen coffee craze which now is very famous with a lot of coffee drinkers. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf does not use syrups but instead they have their own propriety powders that gives their coffee drinks a lot flavor superior than any other. Which also makes the coffee creamy and smooth.

Also they serve Breakfast all day! for those people who just cant get enough of the breakfast food, you can always get them at Coffee Bean and Tea leaf. Their food are made from the highest quality of Ingredients.

Not only are they giving us the best beverages but the company also takes part in community services. They have this program "Give In To Giving (Changing Lives with Every Cup) Campaign" where they sponsor 8 (eight) University Scholars through the Real Life Foundation's "Adopt-a-scholar" program.

This year, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is committed to raise 5 million pesos for Habitat for Humanity's "I build campaign". You can be a part of it through the puzzle. You can buy each Puzzle Piece for 100 Pesos then you place it on the Puzzle board located inside the Coffee bean and tea leaf shops. when the puzzle is complete all proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity's I build Campaign. Helping is as easy as that.

Now Let's go to the fun and yummy part!

During their opening we had the chance to taste some of their favorites. lets start with the most famous drink they have. The Red Velvet Ice blended! so yummy and creamy. Love that it tastes like the cupcakes also. you can have it of your choice whether Ice Blended or Hot. With the Hot Red Velvet hot Cocoa, really makes you think of cupcakes! yup! that's right, the aroma smells of freshly baked cupcakes!  And what i love about this drink it's that my son can enjoy this also without worrying any caffeine content on it! safe for pregnant women too!

Red Velvet Ice Blended

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa
We had the chance to try their Chai tea latte! which is by the way very nice and very soothing to the throat. I personally am not that fan of tea's but when i tried this it made me ask for more. The tea does not over power the drink. love the way it smells so refreshing. never had the chance to look at tea this way before. I have my own personal Favorite! I just love the Moroccan Mint Tea Latte!! it makes me think of thin mints and Christmas, very nice for the cold weather. My husband's personal favorite is the White Chocolate Dream. He loves the creaminess of the drink but its not that sweet. Very nice and flavorful also.

Moroccan Mint Tea Latte

White Chocolate Dream Latte

Feel free to visit Coffee Bean and Teal Leaf at their newest Branch in Centrio Mall CDO. Try their other coffee flavors and pastries too that I'm sure you'll love!

This is their giving journal. Not you ordinary journal as it contains a lot of surprises and a lot of good things when you open it. What i love about it is that they have a part where its called "tap a shoulder tracker". This tracker helps you track down the good deeds you have done per month. There is also a page there where you can put down your goals for yourself, your family and friends. it's not just a journal but an everyday reminder that you have to do better for yourself and for others a s well. I'd like to get my hands on that giving journal. How to have it? just complete the stamps shown below!

 If you complete all the 12 sticker slots you'll get the chance to get the giving journal. It's as easy as that!

They also have the SWIRL CARD! It's their loyalty card where when you spend 100 pesos on any Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf products whether by cash or by card, you get 5 points. 1 Swirl point is equivalent to 1 peso that you can buy on anything in their shop. You can use it to buy your next drinks or just about anything. You can also put cash on it directly into the card and you can use it the next time when you want to up-size or buy something.

This is the puzzle that i was talking about earlier in the blog. you complete the puzzle by buying 1 piece for 100 pesos. When the Puzzle is complete all proceeds goes to Habitat for Humanity's I build project! you did not just enjoy your cup of coffee but also you have done your share for the community in your own way.

This is the Puzzle found at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Centrio Branch!! Let's fill those Puzzles up now guys!

Lot's of yummy pastries for you to choose from to pair with your awesome drinks!

the modern design of the counter got our attention! very nice and very clean to look at. Well lit too.

How cool is that clock?!

Love the design of the mugs! shows a little bit of the history of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

Photo credit to:
With my Fellow Bloggers together with Miss Monica and Miss Elaine of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf!!!!! Thank you Very Much for the invitation and warm welcome!!

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