The coffee giant announced the launch of three new plant-based coffee drinks, plus their plans to bring oat milk to 1,300 more locations nationwide.

Lauren Wicks
January 07, 2020
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Whether you avoid dairy for medical, ethical or other reasons, the popularity of the plant-based movement is sure making things easier for those of us seeking dairy alternatives in 2020. And Starbucks is kicking off this brand-new decade with three new dairy-free drinks, which are now part of its permanent menu nationwide and in Canada as of today.

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The coffee conglomerate is now offering an Almondmilk Honey Flat White, Coconutmilk Latte and Oatmilk Honey Latte—although the latter will only be offered in select Midwest locations for now. This also means the Midwest market will be getting oat milk in its locations—as this milk alternative has only been available at select Starbucks Reserve stores since debuting in the U.S. last year. Approximately 1,300 participating Starbucks locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin will be serving oat milk and the Oatmilk Honey Latte.

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While all three of these beverages are plant-based, only the Coconutmilk Latte is strictly vegan, due to the addition of honey in the other two. It's worth asking for an unsweetened Almondmilk Flat White or Oatmilk Latte, which would improve the nutritional content of the beverage overall.

The Almondmilk Honey Flat White has 120 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat and 18 grams of sugar in a tall, while the Coconutmilk Latte has 100 calories, 6 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat and 9 grams of sugar in a tall. The Oatmilk Honey Latte has 200 calories, 7 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat and 21 grams of sugar in a tall. It also has 2 grams of fiber and can be made with Starbucks Blonde Espresso.

"Customers are looking for more ways to personalize their beverages," Raegan Powell, product developer for Starbucks said in a press release. "We love how the nuanced flavor you get with plant-based milks pairs with espresso, either hot or iced. It's a new way to start your new year."