Philippine Starbucks Relief Mugs (Limited Edition) Now Available

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Philippine Starbucks Relief Mugs (Limited Edition) Now Available

Are you a coffee lover and loves to travel at the same time? Then you should love Starbucks Collector Series City Mug.

The better news is that the 1st Philippine Starbucks Relief Mug has just been unveiled as the newest addition to the Collector Series City Mug available in most Starbucks branches around the Philippines starting March 23, 2015.

Do you wonder why it’s called a “relief mug“?

Relief is a sculptural technique wherein the shapes carved on a surface stands out from the background. The term relief comes from the Latin verb ‘relevo’ which means to raise.

This limited edition series features Manila and Cebu in a specially sculptured mug.

Cebu Mug

The Cebu mug features landmarks of the Queen City of the SouthMagellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, Basilica del Santo Niño, Halad Museum, Lapu-Lapu Bridge, Carbon Market, and Mactan Shrine.

Starbucks Relief Mug - Cebu

Starbucks Relief Mug – Cebu

Cebu Relief Mug

Cebu Relief Mug

Can you spot the colorful pair of guitars symbolic of Cebu City? How about the green siren logo of Starbucks? 🙂

Manila Mug

The Manila mug features the famous landmarks in ManilaLuneta Park, Paco Park, Philippine Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio, National Museum, Palacio del Gobernador, Manila City Hall, and Fort Santiago.

Starbucks Relief Mug - Manila

Starbucks Relief Mug – Manila

Manila Relief Mug

Manila Relief Mug says “beep, beep, beep!”

Were you able to spot the iconic Philippine mode of transportaion – the Jeepney, at the back? 🙂

Here are more photos of the Manila and Cebu Relief Mugs:

Manila Relief Mugs:

Fort Santiago

Can you see Fort Santiago?

National Museum

How about the National Museum?

Cebu Relief Mugs:

Cebu Relief Mug

Cebu Relief Mug

Magellan's Crossing

Do you see Magellan’s Crossing Landmark?

Basilica del Santo Niño

How about the Basilica del Santo Niño?

Starbucks Relief Mugs

Starbucks Relief Mugs – Cebu

Carbon Market

Carbon Market, anyone? 🙂

Starbucks Relief Mugs

So which of the two Starbucks Relief Mugs do you like more?

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Both the Starbucks Relief MugsManila and Cebu Mug – are priced at P 550 (P625 at NAIA1). What can you say about the carved details of these mugs… beautiful, aren’t they?

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