Starbucks unveils its summer in-store menu for US customers
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Starbucks US summer menu has now arrived in its stores, including two new offerings, the Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino blended beverage and White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew. Also, part of the summer menu is a new whole bean packaged coffee, Starbucks Green Apron Blend, which was co-created with over 24,000 Starbucks baristas and is available as brewed coffee and packaged coffee.
The Starbucks Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino is a blend of Starbucks Frappuccino roast coffee, chocolate, and mint flavours with Frappuccino chips, served as an iced beverage. It is finished with a layer of mocha sauce, whipped cream, and a chocolate cookie mint sprinkle topping.
“With the Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino, we wanted to take a new approach to the classic combination of mint and chocolate to create a blended coffee beverage that elicits nostalgia for one of our favorite summer treats,” said Maureen Matthews of Starbucks beverage development team. “The new white chocolate mint sauce is subtle and creamy, and when paired with the crunch of Frappuccino chips and a swirl of rich mocha, is reminiscent of mint chocolate chip ice cream poolside on a warm summer day.”
Starbucks White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew combines Starbucks Cold Brew, sweetened with macadamia syrup, topped with a white chocolate macadamia cream cold foam and finished with toasted cookie crumbles.
“When creating Starbucks White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew, we were inspired by memories of fresh macadamia nuts on tropical vacations and the distinct flavour of white chocolate macadamia nut cookies,” said Matt Thornton of Starbucks beverage development team. “The smooth flavour profile of Starbucks Cold Brew combined with the nuttiness of macadamia flavour, creaminess of white chocolate flavoured sauce in the cold foam, and salty cookie crumbs delivers the perfect balance of sweet and savoury that customers love and offers a moment of summer fun with every sip.”
New Starbucks Green Apron Blend is a Starbucks Blonde roast coffee, with hints of Honeybell orange and graham crackers.
As part of Starbucks continued commitment to its partners, the company is designating $5 per bag and, for a limited time, $0.10 per brewed cup of Green Apron Blend sold to the Caring Unites Partners (CUP) Fund, a Starbucks programme that provides grants to eligible Starbucks employees in times of need. Nearly 24,000 idea submissions from Starbucks partners shaped its flavour and roast profiles, as well as which regions the coffee was sourced from, and the look and feel of the packaging.
Green Apron Blend is available at company-operated stores in the US as a 1lb bag of whole bean coffee year-round, and is now available as a daily brewed hot coffee for a limited time. Read more about Starbucks Green Apron Blend on Starbucks Stories.
Also available for a limited time at Starbucks stores and Starbucks Reserve locations in the US are two single-origin Starbucks Reserve coffees, roasted daily at Starbucks Reserve Roasteries.
Starbucks Reserve Rwanda Sholi is a rare coffee from Rwanda featuring tea-like florals, notes of raspberry and cherry skins, and toffee sweetness. The female-founded coffee cooperative behind this coffee is focused on a spirit of service to others.
Starbucks Reserve Papua New Guinea Moanti, named after Moanti Ise, represents the one-woman force who brought hundreds of smallholder farmers together and transformed the lives of her community. This rare coffee from Papua New Guinea has aromas of sandalwood, notes of cocoa nib, hints of thyme and a syrupy-sweet finish.
Starbucks is finishing off its summer menu with another RTD on-the-go beverage, the Starbucks Frappuccino Mini chilled coffee drink, available in Caramel and White Chocolate Mocha. Read more about the new Starbucks ready-to-drink beverage line-up here.
To learn more about the new Starbucks food and beverages available in US stores, visit starbucks.com/menu/featured.