Starbucks’ New Winter 2021 Menu Items Have Arrived
Say hello to Pistachio Lattes, Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew and more vegetarian sous vide egg bites.
New year, new Starbucks menu items! The coffee giant announced via a press release today that three new food and drink offerings are set to join its Winter 2021 menu, which debuts Tuesday, January 5.
While it’s no longer Pumpkin Spice Latte season, the Seattle-based brand’s latest latte option — the Pistachio Latte — could very well give the beloved PSL a run for its money. The drink, which was inspired by the Pistachio Latte that debuted at Starbucks Reserve Roasteries in 2019, features sweet flavors of pistachio and rich salted brown buttery topping paired with Starbucks Signature espresso and steamed milk.
According to Starbucks, the caffeinated beverage, which can also be made with plant-based milks, is a “cozy beverage crafted to offer comfort this season.”
As far as plant-based offerings go, Starbucks has continued to prove its commitment to plant-based options. In fact, another new Winter 2021 menu item, the Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew, is entirely plant-based. This beverage consists of flavored Cold Brew made with slow-steeped Starbucks Cold Brew and familiar ingredients such as honey. The cold drink is also topped with almond milk for a light, creamy finish.
And since no menu revamp would be complete without a little something new to eat, Starbucks is now serving a variety of its popular sous vide egg bites made with kale and portabella mushrooms. The hearty vegetarian breakfast is packed with 15 grams of protein and is bursting with flavor.
In addition to the slew of new food and drink items, Starbucks released two new Starbucks Reserve whole bean coffees that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Starbucks Reserve Guatemala Huehuetenango is rich and elegant with notes of candied orange, dark chocolate and graham cracker, while the chain’s Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelelektu features delicate floral aromas and sparkling acidity with raspberry and tangerine notes.
The company, which gave out free coffees to frontline workers every day in December 2020, also made it clear that it is still dedicated to keeping things as safe as possible for its employees and customers during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. To that end, there are several safe ways for Starbucks devotees to get their caffeine fix. In Starbucks locations where social distancing can be accommodated, customers can place an order in the café and take it to-go, or they can use the order-ahead-and-pay feature in the Starbucks app and pick it up at the counter. Customers can also order at the drive thru, curbside pickup through the Starbucks app or enjoy their favorites without leaving home through Starbucks Delivers, powered by Uber Eats and now available in all 50 states.