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Say Goodbye to the 3 P.M. Slump — Starbucks’ New K-Pods Have Double the Caffeine

Already feeling the effects of daylight saving time today? Well, you’re in luck because Starbucks has just the remedy: its new Starbucks Plus K-Cup Pods, which comes in three varieties. What makes them so special, you ask? These cups just so happen to be packed with twice the amount of caffeine. Goodbye, afternoon slump, hello productive work week. 

Announced on March 2, Starbucks’ new Plus K-Cup pods come with an additional punch of caffeine from coffee extracts. So, instead of the usual 130 mg of caffeine one would find in one pod of Starbucks’ traditional K-Cup of black coffee, these Plus pods have a staggering 260 mg, according to Starbucks’ press release. Sure, your hand may be shaking as your type up your reports, but hey, you won’t be groggy! 

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The new Plus pods come in three varieties: Blonde Roast, a subtle new with “delicate nuances of soft cocoa and lightly toasted nuts”; Medium Roast, the most popular K-Cup flavor with tastes of nuts and cocoa; and Dark Roast, described as “well-balanced and rich with a dark cocoa texture.”

Now available nationwide, these Plus K-Cup pods are retailed at $10.99 for a box of 10.

The news of these pods follows a slew of announcements and new releases from the coffee chain. Just a few days ago, Starbucks released a new drink, the Cloud Macchiato, which comes in two flavors, caramel and cinnamon. And earlier, in January, Starbucks started selling two new ready-to-pour iced espresso almond milks, Caffè Latte and Caffè Mocha, at grocery stores.

Keep ‘em coming, Starbucks. We could all use the extra boost this month.

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