Fact Sheet: Starbucks Cold Brew

On 8/16/2016 the name Starbucks Cold Brew changed to Starbucks Nariño 70 Cold Brew.

As of March 31, Starbucks is offering Starbucks® Cold Brew, the latest in a series of coffee experiences highlighting the skillful craft of our baristas and Starbucks® high-quality coffee. A new option for customers who like their coffee iced, Cold Brew is a permanent menu item at nearly 2,800 locations in the Northeast, New York Metro, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest – regions where iced coffee is most popular.

Starbucks® Cold Brew is handcrafted to be cold, from the thoughtfully selected beans, to the slow steeping of the grounds, to the small batches carefully made in our stores every day. This creates a smooth Cold Brew coffee with rich, naturally sweet flavors.

Starbucks® Cold Brew – Handcrafted to be Cold

Cold Brewing is a method of brewing iced coffee where our baristas combine cool water with coarse ground coffee and steep for 20 hours. Time replaces heat to extract the coffee, and the result is a cold coffee concentrate that when combined with water and ice creates a smooth cold brewed coffee. Starbucks® Cold Brew is served unsweetened to highlight a naturally sweet, rich coffee flavor.