Starbucks is actively working to add more plant-based food options and vegan meat may soon be on the coffee chain’s breakfast menu. In a statement, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson shared five sustainability commitments the company will implement: increasing plant-based options for a more environmentally friendly menu, shifting from single-use to reusable packaging, investing in regenerative agriculture, investing in better waste management, and developing more eco-friendly stores. “As we approach the 50th anniversary of Starbucks in 2021, we look ahead with a heightened sense of urgency and conviction that we must challenge ourselves, think bigger and do much more in partnership with others to take care of the planet we share,” Johnson said. “Today, I’m excited to be able to share with you our commitment to pursue a bold, multi-decade aspiration to become resource positive and give more than we take from the planet.” In an email to Bloomberg, Starbucks revealed that it is already “exploring meat alternatives” for its breakfast menu but did not disclose specifics. Earlier this month, Starbucks added Oatly oat milk to its menu at more than 1,300 Midwest locations and two non-dairy beverages—a vegan Coconutmilk Latte and an Almondmilk Honey Flat White (which can be made vegan by omitting honey)—to its menus nationwide.
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