Starbucks is planning to add almond milk to their menu, providing a wider selection for customers who prefer non-dairy options with their coffees or frappuccinos. The chain currently offers soy milk and coconut milk.
The almond milk, which will cost an extra 60 cents, will be available in 4,600 select stores beginning on September 6. Customers can expect to see the new selection on all menus by the end of the month.
But don't expect any old almond milk. Starbucks has specially crafted its own version—the company spells it as one word, almondmilk—that “creates a rich foam for hot beverages and is delicious and creamy when served in cold beverages,” according to the announcement.
The decision to add almond milk is an answer to years of requests: Customers have been asking for the dairy alternative on the My Starbucks Idea page, a place where customers can share ideas and suggestions for the company, since 2011. This particular request has since received more than 90,000 votes.
While you wait for the almond milk to arrive in your store, try one of the colored drinks from Starbucks’ secret menu.