Starbucks is introducing the Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, the company’s first iced espresso beverage that features coconut milk. The beverage will be available in participating company-operated and licensed stores in the U.S. and Canada starting July 12.
“Summer is a great time to highlight coconut milk,” says Christal Canzler, Starbucks senior product developer. “It’s lighter in body than regular milk, and can be a little more refreshing.”
Since Starbucks first introduced coconut milk as an option for its handcrafted beverages, customers have embraced its rich, creamy flavor with hot, iced, and blended customized drinks.
The word macchiato means “marked” in Italian, and the Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato features espresso shots poured over chilled coconut milk and combined with a hint of white chocolate mocha sauce. The beverage is finished, or marked, with caramel sauce in a double crosshatch pattern and a swirl of mocha sauce to create five layers of espresso sweetness.
“Macchiato is one of those great espresso beverages people love,” Canzler says. “With its layers of chocolate, caramel, and coconut, this is a summery twist on a classic.”