Starbucks Now Serving Oat Milk in Select U.S. Stores

Starbucks is serving oat milk at a few of its locations around the U.S.

This plant-based option launched Tuesday.

The locations carrying oat milk are:

  • Starbucks Reserve Roastery in New York
  • Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle
  • Starbucks Reserve store at the company’s Seattle headquarters
  • Starbucks Reserve Bar in Seattle
  • Starbucks Reserve Bar on Chestnut Street in San Francisco

It’s also available at three of Starbucks-owned standalone Princi bakeries in these cities:

  • Chicago
  • Seattle (Westlake Avenue)
  • New York (Broadway)

The coffee chain isn’t new to oat milk, though. Starbucks said it’s been serving it in locations since January 2018.

“Oatmilk has gained popularity as a non-dairy milk alternative, offering a smooth and neutral flavor which complements both light- and dark-roast coffees,” the company said on its website. “When steamed, the milk creates a creamy and velvety texture, perfect for the classic latte and cappuccino espresso beverages.”

The plant-based beverage market, which includes everything from nut milks to soy drinks, continues to grow. According to the research group Markets and Markets, it was an $11.16-billion industry in 2017 and is expected to hit $19.67 billion by 2023.

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SOURCE: USA Today, by Zlati Meyer