After a long, dark winter and a very damp spring, warm summer weather is so close we can taste it. While you wait for peak summer temperatures to hit, you can taste the flavours of the summer season with Starbucks’ two new summer drinks! Reminiscent of the sweet taste of a scoop of ice cream, the White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew and Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino will make you feel like you’re in a summer daze. Read on for everything to know about the new drinks, plus a new Starbucks coffee blend.
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White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew Review
Although we love cold brew all year long, there is nothing better than a sweet sip of cold brew in the summer. Starbucks’ new White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew definitely hits that mark. This drink is for coffee lovers who like a sweet drink that’s not too sweet. The white chocolate sauce is the most powerful flavour here, but you still get that nutty, almost salty flavour from the macadamia nut. We can definitely see this creamy cold brew being a regular in our summer Starbucks order.
Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino Review
If you love mint chocolate chip ice cream, you are going to love this Frappuccino with mocha sauce, whipped cream, and a chocolate cookie mint sprinkle topping. At first glance, you think this drink will have a strong cookies and cream flavour, but after that first sip, you will be hit with the perfect blend of mint and chocolate. Some mint beverages can make you feel like you’re drinking a cup of toothpaste, but that is not the case with this blended beverage. All the flavours feel perfectly blended. We think this drink would be perfect if you were on the go and craving a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
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Green Apron Blend Review
In addition to these new summer sips, Starbucks is also introducing a new blend of coffee. According to the brand, the Starbucks Green Apron Blend is “a one-of-a-kind blend co-created by Starbucks partners. Nearly 24,000 idea submissions from store 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.” With notes of HoneyBell orange and graham crackers, this blonde roast will be available in 1-pound bags all year. Plus the company is designating $5 per bag to go towards their CUP Fund, a Starbucks program that helps Starbucks partners and employees in times of need. This blend is nice and light, perfect for those rainy summer days when you are craving a hot cup of coffee. We recommend pairing it with Starbucks’ famous oat bars.
Starbucks will also be releasing a new line of vibrant, summer-inspired drinkware from cold cups to colour-changing cups. Head over to your local Starbucks to get your summer sip on.