Starbucks has returning favorites for the holidays.
Starbucks’ Toasted White Chocolate Mocha features espresso and steamed milk with the flavors of caramelized white chocolate— all topped with whipped cream and candied cranberry sugar.
Also, back through the holiday season and available hot, iced or blended are:
- Peppermint Mocha: a combination of bittersweet cocoa and a lively peppermint zing with espresso and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.
- Caramel Brulée Latte: a rich caramel sauce, espresso and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and shimmery pieces of crunchy caramelized sugar.
- Holiday Spice Flat White: Ristretto shots of espresso infused with warm holiday spices. Topped with whole milk micro-foam and finished with a “signature dot” or latte art.
- Eggnog Latte: This perennial holiday favorite is made with rich, steamed eggnog and espresso topped with a dusting of ground nutmeg.
- Gingerbread Latte: Spicy gingerbread flavors mingle with espresso and steamed milk and are topped with whipped cream and ground nutmeg.
Starbucks also has new holiday coffee cups for 2017.
This year, Starbucks has unveiled its first color-in holiday cup. The cup design starts with a pair of hands holding red cups of coffee, an ode to cups of years past, connected with swirling ribbons with lively holiday scenes and splashes of red and green.
“This year’s cup is intentionally designed to encourage our customers to add their own color and illustrations,” said Leanne Fremar, executive creative director for Starbucks. “We love the idea of everyone making this year’s cup their own.” The holiday rollout was announced on the Starbucks News site.
For years Starbucks customers have been decorating their cups (Starbucks held a contest to support this creativity). Taking a cue from customers who had been using their cups as a canvas, last year Starbucks red cups featured 13 different designs created by customers.
Jordan Kay from Starbucks Creative Studio was the illustrator for this year’s holiday cup design.
“I liked the idea of hands as the centering point, a symbol of connection, love and giving joy,” said Kay. “Whether it’s wrapping presents or decorating a tree, writing cards or enjoying a mug of cocoa.”
The season’s “cup sleeve” (for hot beverages) is red with an invitation to “Give Good,” which is the theme for this year’s holiday campaign.
“Giving good can be as small as someone opening the door for you, or recognizing the people that enrich your life – your child’s teacher, a caregiver, a family friend,” Fremar said. “The holidays are a time to celebrate all the good we give to each other and our community.”
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