Starbucks launches plant-based protein cold brews in US

Starting today, Starbucks customers in the US have a new way to refuel with the launch of plant-based Starbucks Protein Blended Cold Brew. The new beverages are offered in Almond and Cacao.

The latest in Starbucks cold beverage line-up, Protein Blended Cold Brew is made with slow-steeped Starbucks Cold Brew, alternative milk and plant-based proteins for a delicious, non-dairy beverage that’s a good source of protein and keeps you going throughout the day. A Grande (16 fluid ounce) beverage is 270 calories or less.

This beverage is inspired by our customers’ love for Starbucks Cold Brew and a growing interest in plant-based proteins.

Starbucks Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew
Starbucks baristas craft the beverage by blending Starbucks Cold Brew with Almond milk, plant-based protein, almond butter, Banana Date Fruit Blend and ice. Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew is 270 calories and has 12 grams of plant-based protein.

Starbucks Cacao Protein Blended Cold Brew
Starbucks baristas craft the beverage by blending Starbucks Cold Brew with Coconutmilk, plant-based protein, cacao powder, Banana Date Fruit Blend and ice. Cacao Protein Blended Cold Brew has 10 grams of plant-based protein.

With more than 170,000 ways to customise beverages at Starbucks stores, customers can create a favorite drink that fits their lifestyle. Customers can customise their Protein Blended Cold Brew (additional cost may apply):

Make the flavor yours: Request a whole banana in place of Banana Date Fruit Blend and adjust the amount of almond butter or cacao powder (or even add a little bit of both!).

Pump up the protein: Add an extra packet of plant-based protein to double the amount in your cup.

More coffee flavor: Add an extra shot or two of Starbucks Espresso Roast.

Enjoy it decaf: Add a shot or two of decaf Starbucks Espresso Roast in place of Starbucks Cold Brew.

Starbucks Cold Brew continues to be a favorite since joining the cold coffee menu in 2015 and Starbucks continues to innovate on this platform with additions like Nitro DRAFT Cold Brew, Cold Foam Cold Brew and Protein Blended Cold Brew.