Customizing Beverages at Starbucks Stores

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Updated January 2024

With many ways to customize beverages at Starbucks® stores, customers can create a favorite drink that fits their lifestyle. To help guide our customers’ decision making, nutrition facts and ingredients for a majority of the beverages served at Starbucks are available on Starbucks.com, on the menu boards in Starbucks® stores and on the Starbucks® mobile app.

Below are barista tips on how to customize beverages at Starbucks, as well as a selection of drink recommendations to fit a variety of preferences.

  • Ask for Starbucks Blonde EspressoTry Starbucks Blonde Espresso in your espresso beverage instead of the traditional Starbucks Signature Espresso baristas use (it’s no extra charge!). Starbucks Blonde Espresso is smooth and subtly sweet, making it perfect for unsweetened beverages like an Americano or Cappuccino – hot or iced.
  • Select your milk: Customers can choose from whole, 2% milk or nonfat milk, or non-dairy alternatives such as oatmilk, soymilk, coconutmilk and almondmilk.
  • Ask for fewer pumps of syrup: To lessen the sweetness of your flavored beverage, ask for fewer pumps of syrup, or select Vanilla sugar-free syrup for less added sugar.
  • Try a sweetener substitute such as SPLENDA® or Stevia.
  • Ask for “less whip” or “no whip”.