Starbucks announced two new drinks to its spring menu this week, including the vegan Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato. The new beverage—which customers can order either hot or iced—is made with a blend of coconut milk and bold espresso, flavored with hazelnut syrup, and topped with a mocha drizzle for a combination reminiscent of chocolate hazelnut spread Nutella. Starbucks introduced almond milk to its menu in 2016 and has since released several plant-based beverages, including last summer’s four-drink collection it launched to promote Lady Gaga’s anti-bullying organization Born This Way Foundation. In November, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced that the company would focus on developing more plant-based food and beverage options to drive sales in what he recognized as a growing segment. In May, Starbucks will debut a dairy-free version of its iconic bottled Frappuccinos—in mocha and vanilla flavors made with almond milk.
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