We drink iced coffee year-round. Some just clink cubes in coffee in summer. As the temperature warms, you may want something cold and refreshing to cheer you up.
Starbucks knows. Today, the coffee company launches its summer menu nationally, which includes two new cold coffee drinks "inspired by nostalgic summer flavors."
The new White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew tastes like a caffeinated cookie.
The creamy, sweet, salty, and nutty drink is made with Starbucks Cold Brew coffee flavored with macadamia syrup and topped with white chocolate macadamia cream cold foam and toasted cookie crumbs.
“When creating Starbucks White Choc Macadamia Cream Cold Brew, we were inspired by recollections of fresh macadamia nuts on tropical trips and the distinct flavor of white chocolate macadamia nut cookies,” the beverage development team explains.
The Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino is a grown-up mint chocolate chip milkshake. It has Frappuccino chips, mocha sauce, whipped cream, and chocolate cookie mint sprinkles. It's choco-icy and wonderful for a hot day.
“The new white chocolate mint sauce is delicate and creamy, and when paired with the crunch of coffee drink chips and a swirl of rich mocha, is reminiscent of mint chocolate chip ice cream beachside on a warm summer day,” explains Starbucks beverage development team.
Starbucks bakery has lovely Bumblebee Cake Pops for a limited time this season. The summery sweets are vanilla cake drenched in sunshine-yellow "chocolaty" frosting and adorned like a happy bee.
Starbucks is also launching a new whole bean coffee mix, Starbucks Green Apron mix, and summer-inspired drinkware in dazzling sky blues and pinks.
The Starbucks-created blonde roast has orange and graham cracker overtones. It will be sold year-round as a packaged coffee and temporarily as a daily hot brew.
Coffee will benefit a worthy cause: $5 each pound-bag of Green Poncho Blend and 10 cents per brewed cup will go to the Starbucks Care Unites Partners (CUP) Fund, which helps Starbucks employees during family emergencies and natural disasters.