There’s a burgeoning movement in Europe, Asia, North America, and beyond to ditch plastic straws, and Starbucks is looking to lead the way. On Monday, July 9, the major coffee chain announced plans to replace single-use plastic straws in its 28,000-plus stores worldwide by 2020.
The latter is what its name implies: a cold brew infused with caramel syrup. The real star of this drink is the salted cream cold foam, which is the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and creamy. Think of the best salted caramel you’ve ever tasted — it’s like that. The new drink comes with the strawless lid.
Meanwhile, the Iced Vanilla Bean Coconutmilk Latte innovates in a new way; it has no syrup and is sweetened with coconutmilk and real vanilla bean. The result is a bit thin, but it’s a healthier alternative to those super-sugary Starbucks lattes. Between the straw-free initiative and these summery new drinks, there’s a reason why Starbucks is the No. 1 coffee chain in America!