Starbucks & Coconut Milk - Coffee Chain Adding Lactose-Free, Vegan- & Paleo-Friendly Options In Feb. 2015

By Jon Niles | Feb 05, 2015 03:55 PM EST
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Having a non-dairy, non-soy option at Starbucks Coffee location is one of the biggest requests from customers, especially those that practice Vegan, Paleo and lactose-free diets. Luckily for these coffee drinkers, the food chain has announced that coconut milk will now be available as a substitute for milk and creamer at Starbucks, starting in February 2015.

According to My Starbucks Idea, customers have been asking for another alternative to milk other than soymilk for quite some time. Now the company has answered with coconut milk, a healthy choice for those that want it!

Delivering the options our customers want is always the highlight of my day," Christine Barone, Starbucks vice president said this week in a press release, according to Mind Body Green. "We have a high bar for anything we pair with our high quality espresso and this coconut milk is smooth and perfectly complements the coffee. I personally love it in an iced vanilla latte. We are excited to hear back what further customer and partner customization coconut milk inspires."

Starbucks locations in Portland, Cleveland, and Los Angeles have already tested out the coconut milk option, with some positive results.

According to the press release, the coconut milk is called Starbucks Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk, and is described as "a creamy, delicious alternative to dairy and soy for handcrafted beverages," and "is certified vegan and made from single-origin coconuts from the tropical Indonesian island of Sumatra."

Coconut milk will be available in Starbucks locations beginning on Feb. 17, 2015. "Starbucks is committed to continued innovation that facilitates further customization of the more than 170,000 beverage options available in stores," the company says.

Are you excited about the coconut milk option at Starbucks? Are you curious to try it or is it more of a dietary decision for you, if you were to use it? Let us know in the comments section below!


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