Starbucks Will Serve a Cold Brew That Actually Changes Colors
A cold brew that changes colors? Count us all the way in.
Starbucks announced yesterday it plans to celebrate spring with three new drinks: Butterfly Pea Lemonade Cold Brew, Tahitian Vanilla Macchiato and Macadamia Cocoa Cappuccino.
The catch? According to Starbucks' press release, it will only be available in stores in 11 markets in Asia for a limited time starting Feb. 20. But that won't stop us from drooling over these mesmerizing, delicious drinks.
First up is the Butterfly Pea Lemonade Cold Brew, a blue-hued drink layered with butterfly pea flower tea and lemonade and topped with Starbucks' cold-brew coffee. For those unfamiliar, butterfly pea flower tea is a trendy ingredient in Southeast Asia and is known for its color-changing properties. When the tea combines with the lemonade, it creates captivating swirls.
Next is the Macadamia Cocoa Cappuccino, a twist on the classic Starbucks Cappuccino. You can get hot or iced, and it has a bold espresso taste. Chocolate sauce, macadamia nuts and graham crackers top off the drink, giving it a touch of crunch.
And finally, the Tahitian Vanilla Macchiato is topped with vanilla drizzle and vanilla bean specks. The steamed milk, caramel-vanilla syrup and espresso combine for a decadent pick-me-up.
But it doesn't end there. Starbucks will also launch new lunch options in 13 Asia markets, also starting Feb. 20, for a limited time. Items include roasted chicken and a baked potato, which Starbucks recommends pairing with its Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, roasted chicken Wellington to pair with Starbucks' Iced Shaken Lemonade and California chicken flatbread, perfect to pair with the Starbucks Teavana Shaken Iced Hibiscus Tea Lemonade.
Starbucks hasn't announced whether these drinks will reach the States; but hey, in the meantime, you can always try out the new cherry mocha drink the coffee giant recently released.