Costa Coffee introduces coconut milk to its menu

Costa Coffee introduces coconut milk to its menu

  • The nation’s favourite coffee shop introduces the new dairy-free alternative to its menu, available across UK stores from 4 January 2018
  • To celebrate the new offering, the brand has launched a limited edition drink; the Coconut & Vanilla Latte
  • The dairy-free alternative contains soya and has been specifically created for baristas, to provide a more professional, glossy finish; a more luxurious texture and taste

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jan-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The nation’s favourite coffee shop, Costa Coffee, has today introduced coconut across its stores nationwide. In celebration of the new addition, Costa has released an exclusive, vegan-friendly hot drink; the Coconut & Vanilla Latte. The drink showcases the perfect partnership of Costa’s Mocha-Italia blend and the light, fresh taste of coconut.The limited edition drink is full of flavour – the perfect choice to lift the mood this January.

The introduction comes as customer demand for an additional alternative-milk to the range increases. The delicious, light flavour is the latest innovation on Costa’s drinks menu andhas been specifically developed for use in coffee. The addition of soya creates a rich and glossy microfoam; perfect for the creation of latte art.

Coconut offers a smooth, delicious and refreshing flavour for anyone looking to try something different. It is a great option for those looking to watch their waistline, with a similar calorie count to skimmed milk. In addition, coconut is perfect for those with dietary needs and ideal for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet.

Costa will also now offer a Coconut Flat White and a Coconut Mocha, which will be available for £2.95. Additionally, coconut will be available in Costa’s core range of drinks, including the Cappuccino, White Americano and Cortado, for an additional 45p.

Russell Braterman, Global Innovations Director at Costa, said: “January is the start of fresh beginnings for many and it’s often a time when people are looking to try something new. Opting for dairy-free alternatives and natural flavours are growing trends and coconut is becoming more and more popular. Coconut complements coffee perfectly and offers a fantastic alternative choice for our customers. We hope to not only encourage customers to try new and exciting ways to enjoy great coffee – but to escape the depths of UK winter with a deliciously smooth tasting coffee experience too.”

Costa is also adding a new range of delicious items to its food menu including the Orange Polenta Cake, a mouth-wateringly moist maize flour sponge made with orange curd and topped with candied orange shreds. The new Banana & Pecan Bread, Salted Caramel Melting Middles and Gingerbread Latte Loaf Cake are all additional sweet treats for those looking for a January lift.

Costa is also releasing a Pretzel and Wow Butter Slice, which contains all the flavour of peanut butter without the nuts. The vegan-friendly Paradise Slice will also entice customers, featuring coconut and vine fruit bound in coconut cream and topped with rich dark chocolate, dried raspberry pieces and nibbed pistachios.

All the new products will be available at Costa stores across the UK from 4 January 2018.

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Full list of new menu products includes:

Drinks Menu

  • Coconut & Vanilla Latte – from £2.95 NEW!

Food Menu

  • Gingerbread Latte Loaf Cake – from £2.30 NEW!
  • Banana Cake – from £2.45 NEW!
  • Orange Polenta Cake – from £2.45 NEW!
  • Pretzel and Wow Butter Slice – from £2.00 NEW!
  • Paradise Slice – from £2.00 NEW!
  • Salted Caramel Melting Middle Muffin – from 2.00 NEW!

All new menu items are subject to availability.

High-resolution images are available upon request. For more information please contact the Costa press office on 020 3196 9668 or at Costateam@onegreenbean.com

Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa is now part of Whitbread PLC, which this year celebrates its 275thAnniversary as a great British business.

With over 2,200 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,200 in 29 international markets we are the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK and are proud to be the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland” by Allegra Strategies for seven years running (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 and 2016).

Looking after coffee growers is extremely important to us, which is why we established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity with the aim to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of

coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 75 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.

SOURCE: Costa

Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato: Starbucks’ first iced espresso beverage that features coconut milk

Seattle, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since Starbucks first introduced coconut milk as an option for its handcrafted beverages, customers have embraced its rich, creamy flavor with hot, iced and blended customized drinks.

Now Starbucks is introducing Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, the company’s first iced espresso beverage that features coconut milk. The beverage will be available in participating company-operated and licensed stores in the U.S. and Canada starting tomorrow (July 12).

“Summer is a great time to highlight coconut milk. It’s lighter in body than regular milk, and can be a little more refreshing,” said Christal Canzler, Starbucks senior product developer.

The word macchiato means “marked” in Italian, and Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato features espresso shots poured over chilled coconut milk and combined with a hint of white chocolate mocha sauce. The beverage is finished, or marked, with caramel sauce in a double crosshatch pattern and a swirl of mocha sauce to create five layers of espresso sweetness.

“Macchiato is one of those great espresso beverages people love,” Canzler said. “With its layers of chocolate, caramel and coconut, this is a summery twist on a classic.”

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Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato: Starbucks' first iced espresso beverage that features coconut milk
Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato: Starbucks’ first iced espresso beverage that features coconut milk

 

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Starbucks customers in Canada can customize their beverages with Starbucks® Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk from September 8

TORONTO, 2015-8-28— /EPR Retail News/ — After tens of thousands of customer comments, Tweets and barista requests, one thing is clear: Canadian Starbucks customers are thirsty for additional options for dairy alternatives.  Beginning Tuesday, September 8, Starbucks customers in Canada can customize their beverages with Starbucks® Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk in company-operated and licensed store locations coast-to-coast.

After careful research and development, Starbucks product innovators developed a rich, creamy coconut milk that complements Starbucks® hot, iced and Frappuccino® blended beverages.  First launched in U.S. Starbucks locations in February 2015, Starbucks® Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk is certified vegan and made from single-origin coconuts from the tropical Indonesian island of Sumatra.  With the addition of Coconut Milk, customers have numerous options including soy milk, 2%, non-fat, whole milk, half-and-half and in some areas lactose-free milk, adding to the more than 170,000 ways to customize Starbucks® beverages in stores.

“We love to innovate and co-create with our partners and customers,” said Kevin Reid, director of Food and Beverage at Starbucks Canada. “Our customers told us they want to be able to customize their Starbucks® beverages with alternatives to dairy and soy milk – in fact it is the second-most popular request of all time on MyStarbucksIdea.com.”

My Starbucks Idea™ was launched in 2008 as a way to engage with customers around the world and learn from them. This dynamic community of ideas has brought a number of innovations to the marketplace, including most recently the Mini Frappuccino® blended beverage, Caffeine-Free Oprah Chai Herbal Blend and Starbucks® Cold Brew. Through this forum, customers may submit ideas, vote and rank them, and lobby for their suggestions. Visit MyStarbucksIdea.com or www.Starbucks.ca for more information.

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Starbucks customers in Canada can customize their beverages with Starbucks® Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk from September 8

Starbucks customers in Canada can customize their beverages with Starbucks® Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk from September 8

Starbucks introduces Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk beginning February 17 in U.S. stores

SEATTLE, 2015-2-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Providing a non-dairy alternative to dairy and soy is the second most requested customer idea of all time from MyStarbucksIdea.com, generating more than 84,000 votes. Starbucks will deliver this additional customization with the introduction of Starbucks Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk, a creamy, delicious alternative to dairy and soy for handcrafted beverages, available beginning February 17, in Starbucks US company-operated and licensed locations.

Starbucks coconut milk is certified vegan and made from single-origin coconuts from the tropical Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Through careful research and development including numerous recipes and taste tests, Starbucks product innovators found that the rich, creaminess of Coconut Milk is the best complement to Starbucks hot, iced and Frappuccino® beverages without the same allergen challenges present in almond milk.

“Delivering the options our customers want is always the highlight of my day,” said Christine Barone, Starbucks vice president brewed espresso. “We have a high bar for anything we pair with our high quality espresso and this coconut milk is smooth and perfectly complements the coffee. I personally love it in an iced vanilla latte. We are excited to hear back what further customer and partner customization coconut milk inspires.”

Starbucks keeps innovation relevant through constant communication with partners (employees) and customers. Partner engagement with coconut milk has been remarkable and was one indicator that coconut milk was a successful test at the end of 2014. Weeks before it is available in stores, social media reflects partner excitement; both for their personal consumption and because they are excited to bring it to their customers.

The idea for an additional dairy offering has been a daily request from customers, according to the My Starbucks Idea  Blog post about the limited trial this past October.  ”Tried a latte with coconut milk today…AMAZING,” said zipsgirl, MSI advocate. “I drink coconut milk by choice at home and I am thrilled Starbucks is carrying it. Please keep it!!”

Whether out of curiosity or dietary preference, those excited to try the new coconut milk can find it in stores beginning February 17, and can thank the more than 84,000 MSI advocates who voted for the idea. Starbucks is committed to continued innovation that facilitates further customization of the more than 170,000 beverage options available in stores. Share your ideas here: MyStarbucksIdea.com.

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Starbucks introduces Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk beginning February 17 in U.S. stores

Starbucks introduces Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk beginning February 17 in U.S. stores