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Starbucks Is Testing This New Type of Coffee

And lovers of iced coffee will be delighted!
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Great news for those of us who prefer their coffee chilled: Starbucks will be testing a new, cold-pressed espresso coffee at select locations this year. The chain revealed the new beverage during its recent biannual investors meeting in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary.

The coffee giant is looking to expand its cold beverage category with the newest cold-pressed drink which "tastes exceptionally smooth, full-bodied and sweet," according to a statement from senior vice president Luigi Bonini. Furthermore, the technique used for this drink could lead to further exciting developments in the cold coffee category at Starbucks, he said. 

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"We've made great advances in cold coffee innovation in response to the ever-growing customer demand and interest, from Cold Brew to Nitro Cold Brew to the newest Iced Shaken Espresso beverages," Bonini said.

The company first introduced the cold-pressed espresso in 2017 at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle, one of several roasteries that the chain operates worldwide. Now it will become available at several more locations, as the company evaluates its potential for nationwide success. 

Starbucks recently revealed the addition of four new drinks to their menu this spring, including ones made with Oatmilk, a new milk option now available nationwide thanks to the chain's partnership with Oatly. They are also expanding their food offerings with a healthy Chickpea Bites & Avocado Protein Box, which is one of the healthiest new fast food items out there, according to our nutritionist.

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Mura Dominko
Mura is a senior news editor leading ETNT's coverage of America's favorite fast foods and restaurant chains. Read more