Just in time for summer, Starbucks has released new flavors and innovations for their drink and food menu.
Last year’s summer favorite, the Refresher, a carbonated, green, energy beverage returns with a new flavor that has a citrus twist. Valencia Orange is a “vibrant twist of citrus flavor” and includes a real Navel orange slice inside. The flavor joins the two returning flavors, Cool Lime and Very Berry in hopes that customers will reach for the low-caffeinated beverage during their mid-day lull, according to the press release. Because of this hope, the company is offering a 3 pm Refreshers happy hour, where customers can purchase any Refreshers beverage for half the price.
Along with the return of the Refresher, Starbucks also has plans to launch what they call the “perfect summer coffee.” The Kati-Kati Blend is a blend of East African coffee that can be brewed hot or cold, perfect for any kind of summer morning. The brew is being released, along with the other summer favorites, on June 25 and is only available for a limited time.
With the two beverages being released, Starbucks will also release summer food to be paired along with the summer drinks. The summer menu includes everything from classic favorites like a Chicken Caesar Salad, Chicken BLT, and Egg Salad Sandwich to new, healthy innovations like a Zesty Chicken and Black Bean Salad, Hearty Veggies and Brown Rice Salad, and a Turkey and Havarti Sandwich.