Starbucks Offers Free Energy Drinks Today
The Starbucks Refreshers drinks will be free from noon to 3 p.m., Friday, July 13, at participating stores. The drinks made by baristas come in two flavors, Very Berry Hibiscus and Cool Lime. The drinks are made with green coffee bean extract, a natural source of caffeine (but not as much as you'd get from a regular brewed coffee).
The real question is, are these drinks worth a try? Zagat's Kelly Dobkin took the drinks for a spin, but wasn't too impressed. The Cool Lime, she said, had barely any lime at all, between the large amounts of sugar and a strange coffee essence. (Odd, considering green coffee bean extract isn't supposed to taste like coffee at all). She had harsher words for the Very Berry Hibiscus: "The drink essentially tastes like licking a maple syrup candle and/or sipping on some hot brewed potpourri." We'll let you be the ultimate judge.