If you're a Starbucks fan, then you've probably heard that the 'Bux is coming out with a couple of new flavors of Macchiato drinks for spring: the Iced Cinnamon Almondmilk Macchiato and the Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato. For those of you who love anything that's coconut-flavored, you might be wondering what's in the Starbucks Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato. Sure, there's bound to be coconut milk... but what else? Starbucks has a long list of beverages, and each one is made of different ingredients to give it its distinct flavor.
But first, here's the 411: Starbucks has declared the Macchiato the official drink of spring — and to celebrate, the two new Macchiatos will become available in the United States and Canada starting on Feb. 28. They both join several Macchiatos that Starbucks currently features on its menu (others include the Espresso Macchiato, the Latte Macchiato, and the Caramel Macchiato). A Tall Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato (that's 12 fluid ounces) will cost you between $4.25 and $4.75, depending on where you live.
In case you're unfamiliar, a macchiato is a type of coffee drink that's basically a couple shots of espresso and foamy steamed milk on top. In the case of a Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, your barista will use coconut milk instead of regular steamed milk. I've only had coconut milk once or twice in my life, but I remember liking it. It's a great non-dairy alternative for those who avoid cow's milk.
This isn't the first time that Sbux lovers have been graced with the Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato; the drink made its debut last summer, except back then it was an iced version, which makes sense when you're drinking it by the pool on a hot day. The hot version, which is what's about to become available for the first time, is basically the same thing except, well, it's hot. Given that spring isn't quite yet here (raise your hand if your city is experiencing weird warm-to-chilly days), I'd say this is the perfect beverage to help us transition into the next season.
But enough about the weather. Here's what you'll get in a Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato: