A Tasty Adventure at Starbucks
As we step into the New Year, Starbucks is welcoming January with lots of deliciousness and a commitment to helping the environment. The famous coffee company, based in Seattle, has introduced a fresh winter menu filled with both familiar favorites and exciting new treats. And guess what? Starbucks wants you to join in making the world a greener place by bringing your own reusable cup!
Meet the Iced Hazelnut Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
Right at the center stage of this winter spectacle is a new star – the Iced Hazelnut Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. This cool drink blends hazelnut syrup, plant-based oat milk, and Starbucks Blonde Espresso, all shaken up to create a refreshing treat. According to Billy Altieri, the person behind Starbucks’ drinks, hazelnut brings a smooth, nutty flavor that perfectly matches the sweetness of candied apple and bittersweet chocolate notes in Starbucks Blonde Espresso. With oat milk, it becomes creamy and luxurious, making it a must-try for anyone who loves coffee.
Pistachio Lovers Rejoice
For those who adore pistachios, there’s a reason to celebrate – the Pistachio Latte is back! You can enjoy it hot, iced, or as a Frappuccino for a limited time. This beloved drink, with its delightful brown-buttery topping, is sure to make your taste buds dance. And there’s more – Starbucks has also brought back the Pistachio Cream Cold Brew, adding a cool twist to the pistachio party.
Exciting Breakfast Additions
Starbucks isn’t just about drinks; the winter menu introduces two new breakfast items. The Potato, Cheddar, and Chive Bake are full of goodness, with cage-free eggs, diced potatoes, spinach, cheddar cheese, and chives. Starbucks created this high-protein vegetarian option for those busy mornings. And if you have a sweet tooth, you’re in luck – try the Vanilla Bean Custard Danish, a limited-time treat.
A Morning Classic Joins Permanently
Say hello to the Chicken, Maple Butter, and Egg Sandwich! This delightful mix of sweet and savory flavors is now a permanent part of Starbucks’ menu. It’s a tasty option for those who want a delicious bite to start their day.
Bring Your Own Cup: Sip Responsibly
Starbucks is super serious about helping the planet, and they want you to be part of it. You can bring your own clean cup from home for any drink – whether it’s hot, iced, or blended. And here’s the cool part – Starbucks gives you a $0.10 discount when you use your cup! If you’re a Starbucks Rewards member, you’ll even earn 25 bonus stars as a thank you.
How to Bring Your Own Cup: Easy Steps
For in-store and drive-thru orders, just tell the barista you have your cup. If you’re using the drive-thru, place your cup in a special spot at the window, and they’ll fill it for you. If you’re ordering through the app, choose “Personal Cup” before making your order. When you get to the store, hand your cup to the barista, and they’ll fill it using a clean and safe method.
This whole bring-your-own-cup thing is part of Starbucks’ big plan to reduce cup waste by half by 2030. So, when you join in, you’re not just saving money and enjoying your coffee – you’re also helping make the world a better place.
In Conclusion: Enjoying Winter Treats, Sipping Responsibly
Starbucks’ winter menu is like a beautiful song of flavors, mixing new and familiar notes. Whether you’re sipping the Iced Hazelnut Oatmilk Shaken Espresso for the first time or enjoying the comforting taste of the Chicken, Maple Butter, and Egg Sandwich, each item tells a delicious winter story. And when you choose to bring your own cup, you’re not just sipping coffee – you’re sipping responsibly and making a small but important difference for our planet. Cheers to tasty treats and a greener world, one cup at a time!