Starbucks’ first new product of the year is the Cascara Latte.
Not familiar with cascara? It’s the outer skin and pulp of coffee cherries, which grow on coffee trees once a year. Starbucks is using the fruit to give the latte a subtle, lightly sweet flavor.
The new beverage combines espresso with steamed milk and cascara syrup. It’s topped with a velvety foam and a sprinkle of cascara topping made with cascara extract and cane sugar that’s done in a straight line, which according to Starbucks, “mirrors the inside of a coffee cherry.”
Starbucks’ Cascara Latte will be available throughout the winter, while supplies last.
A 16-ounce serving with 2% milk has 240 calories, 60 calories from fat, 7 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 32 grams of sugar, 11 grams of protein, and 160 milligrams of caffeine.
If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.
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