Starbucks Adds Pistachio Latte and Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew to Winter Menu
Starbucks has long been a leader in seasonal menu items, and for 2021, coffee fans only had to wait five days for the chain to unleash its latest winter menu on the new year. Starting today, customers can look forward to seeing new drinks, new food, and new coffee beans that can hopefully help leave thoughts of 2020 in the past.
Drinks are Starbucks' forte and the coffee king has announced two new beverages to accompany the cold weather: Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew and a Pistachio Latte. The former is billed as a flavored cold brew "topped with almondmilk for a light, creamy finish" making it perfect for the plant-based crowd. And the latter latte "features sweet flavors of pistachio and rich brown buttery topping paired with Starbucks Signature espresso and steamed milk for a cozy beverage crafted to offer comfort this season."
As far as food is concerned, Starbucks is expanding its line of Sous Vide Egg Bites to include a new Kale and Portabella Mushroom version which the brand bills as "a high-protein (15 grams), vegetarian breakfast bursting with flavor."
Finally, despite our high hopes for 2021, many of us are still spending a lot more time at home—Starbucks specifically cites a stat that one third of the population is now working from home—so the chain is also touting two new varieties of Starbucks Reserve Coffee beans for those looking to brew their own: Guatemala Huehuetenango and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelelektu. The Central American beans are billed as "rich and elegant with notes of candied orange, dark chocolate, and graham cracker," while the African offering is said to feature "delicate floral aromas and sparkling acidity with raspberry and tangerine notes." Both beans will be available to the brand's 3,200 company-operated stores in the U.S.
Starbucks is also reminding customers that though we're all planning for a fresh 2021, the pandemic is far from over, and the chain is still prioritizing the health and well-being of both customers and staff. When you do drop by your local store, be prepared to still "wear facial coverings and follow social distancing." And not that anyone's forgotten, but the Starbucks app is still recommended as the best way to place and pay for orders.