The inspiration behind Starbucks latest addition to its Cold Brew lineup came from an unexpected source – jalao, a treat most commonly found in the Dominican Republic. Traditional jalao is made with coconut shavings and honey, flavors that perfectly complement Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew.
Starting today (April 4), customers can taste for themselves with the new Starbucks® Toasted Coconut Cold Brew, available at participating Starbucks® stores in the United States and Canada for a limited time. The beverage starts with Starbucks signature Nariño 70 Cold Brew, lightly sweetened with toasted coconut syrup and finished with a delicate float of coconutmilk which cascades throughout the cup.
“We really liked the simplicity of the coconut and honey flavors of jalao, we knew the toasted coconut flavors would go really well with the inherent sweet, chocolate notes of our Cold Brew,” said Christal Canzler, Starbucks senior beverage developer. “Pairing it with a splash of coconutmilk gave it just the right amount of refreshing creaminess.”
Since its launch in 2015, customers have embraced the refreshing and smooth flavor of Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew, a blend of Latin American and African coffees crafted in small batches daily and slow-steeped for 20 hours. Starbucks has expanded its Cold Brew platform with new flavors (including Vanilla Sweet Cream and Spiced Sweet Cream), Nitro Cold Brew, and bottled Starbucks® Cold Brew coffee in grocery and convenience channels.
Cold Brew on-the-go
Starbucks also recently introduced more ways for customers to enjoy cold brew on-the-go with new Cocoa & Honey with Cream Starbucks® Cold Brew joining black, unsweetened Starbucks® Cold Brew which launched last year. Both will be available in grocery stores in the United States this summer.