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You can have your macchiato and one for a friend, too, thanks to this great offer from Starbucks.
From Aug. 3 through Aug. 7, you can buy any macchiato (hot or iced) and get another for free when you purchase between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
This offer is valid even when you select one of their newest macchiato flavors, the Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato or Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato.
You can also order any size you’d like and still have the promo apply!
Tall, grande or venti? You decide!
So, no matter what kind of macchiato your taste buds are craving, you’ll be able to walk away with two for the price of one, and that will make any trip to Starbucks that much better!
According to the Starbucks website, “Aug. 6 is International Friendship Day but we’re making it an extended weekend celebration.”
In honor of the holiday, Starbucks is making it oh-so-easy for you and a friend to enjoy coffee together.
So, be sure to grab a friend and head to a Starbucks location while this deal lasts!
What’s A Macchiato?
Just in case you’re unfamiliar, a macchiato is an Italian drink consisting of mostly espresso, topped with foamed milk. Sound delicious? You bet!
“In its purest form, an espresso macchiato begins with our espresso; it’s then marked with a dollop of foam. The bold, rich drink—sometimes referred to simply as a macchiato within the coffee industry—comes in two sizes: A solo contains one shot of espresso and a doppio has two,” according to Starbucks’ blog 1912 Pike.
There’s also a latte macchiato, which is basically the opposite of the espresso macchiato.
“Instead of topping the drink with foam, our baristas start with steamed whole milk, and then slowly pour espresso shots over it. The espresso creates a small chestnut-colored circle in the center of the crisp, white microfoam,” according to Starbucks.
Considering Starbucks has so many great macchiato flavors to choose from, it certainly won’t be difficult to take advantage of this limited time offer.
Try A New Flavor
You can choose from their classic Caramel Macchiato, which consists of milk, brewed espresso, vanilla syrup and caramel or go for something a little more tropical.
Because there’s always one of their newest drink additions to choose, as well.
The Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato which is made of coconut milk and a mixture of white chocolate and mocha sauce added into the coffee.
Craving an caffeine burst right about now? Then, be sure to head in to Starbucks from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 3-7 for an afternoon pick-me-up!
Starbucks New Offerings
Have you heard about Starbucks newest menu additions?
They’re making Teavana shaken iced tea infusions, which are made with tea, fruit and botanical blends, and liquid cane sugar.
They’re just 45 calories each for a grande, and come in a handful of flavors:
- Pineapple black tea
- Peach citrus white tea
- Strawberry green tea
Starbucks also added some new items to its menu just in time for summer.
Last year, they introduced the new hot cascara latte. Now, they’re making it cool and refreshing with the iced cascara coconut milk latte, which is made with coconut milk and Cascara syrup, made from the dried skins of coffee cherries.
They’re also rolling out two new protein bowls, each with more than 23 grams of protein:
- Chicken and quinoa protein bowl
- Vegan lentils and vegetable protein bowl
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Starbucks is also offering a seared steak, egg and tomatillo wrap for breakfast, and two new whoopie pies for dessert—vanilla bean and raspberry. They’re also rolling out a strawberry cake pop.