Lately, Starbucks seems to be all about the unexpected. Fresh from introducing a full slate of olive oil-infused beverages in its new Oleato line, the coffee chain is welcoming spring with a brand new drink that, while cold, features flavors some might say sound somewhat autumnal. (Yet also … delicious.)
Starbucks’ new Cinnamon Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew combines the flavors of cinnamon and caramel swirled together into a Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew. The beverage is then topped with cinnamon sweet cream cold foam and dusted with a cinnamon dolce topping.
Cinnamon Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew will debut on Tuesday, March 7 and be available all year round. It will join the lineup of Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew beverages, which are slow-steeped and infused with nitrogen as they are poured, in order to imbue them with a “velvety, smooth” texture, and then topped off with cascading cold foam.
The new beverage was inspired by “salted caramels and gooey sticky buns,” Erin Marinan, Starbucks beverage developer, says in a press release. The drink’s “decadent baking flavors” and “delicate and creamy cold foam topping” are meant to blend seamlessly with the coffee and offer a different take on Starbucks’ caramel flavor.
Along with the new drink, Starbucks is also offering a new line of brightly colored drinkware inspired by spring. The line features a 24-ounce Checkered Cold Cup, a 12-ounce Pink & Orange Gradient Tumbler, a 24-ounce Green & Pink Grid Cold Cup, a 24-ounce Bluebell Soft Touch Cold Cup, a 20-ounce Multi-color Glass Water Bottle, a 14-ounce Citrus Mug, a 12-ounce Pastel Ombre Tumbler, a 16-ounce Green Stainless Steel Tumbler and a spring-bloom-inspired 12-ounce Petunia Tumbler.
The drinkware, available at select Starbucks locations, ranges in price from $14.95 to $24.95, though prices may vary. And in case you don’t know: You get 10 cents off your order when you bring your own clean, reusable cup to Starbucks, and Starbucks Rewards members additionally get 25 bonus Stars with each use of a reusable cup.
What’s more, Starbucks is bringing back its Anniversary Blend coffee. Two Starbucks Reserve coffees — Starbucks Reserve Guatemala Lake Atitlan and Starbucks Reserve Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelelektu — will be also available at select Starbucks and Starbucks Reserve locations for a limited time.
So, thanks to Starbucks, this season, you’re bound to have a spring in your step.
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