When we speak about the name “Starbucks”, it will always be synonymous with coffee beverages. However, over the years, Starbucks has actually developed many alternative drinks like non-caffeinated, decaffeinated coffee and non-coffee beverages to suit various customers.
While the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is still in effect and Malaysian need to stay at home, you actually could order the Starbucks Malaysia’s alternate drinks through GrabFood and Foodpanda app. The app will definitely deliver your favourite drinks right to your doorstep.
For those who need a quick guide to Starbucks Malaysia’s alternate drink, let’s go through them now:
Decaffeinated Coffee (Decaf) – All the flavor, minus the caffeine
Starbucks Malaysia offers a decaf option on all their coffees, espresso-based beverages and Frappuccino as well. This drinks is only for those who wants bold flavors and aroma of their cup of java but without the caffeine.
The decaffeination process starts with steaming of the coffee beans for about 30 minutes, which opens up their pores. These beans are then repeatedly rinsed with solvents for about ten hours to remove the caffeine from the coffee beans until it meets the required standards. However, it is important to note that the decaffeination process will still leave some caffeine behind, and that it is not 100% removed. According to American standards, a cup of decaf coffee is 97% caffeine free.
Enjoy the decaf alternative to the coffees, espresso-based beverages and Frappuccino at Starbucks by opting for decaf in the app!
Non-coffee beverages – Tea or chocolate, anyone?
For those who do not care much for coffee but would still prefer a slight dose of caffeine, Starbucks Malaysia offers a range of options including its very own Teavana range of teas. You should try out the Teavana Emperor’s Cloud and Mist, Teavana Mint Citrus, Teavana Chamomile, Teavana Mint Blend and the Teavana Black Tea range which includes English Breakfast, Chai and Earl Grey.
For a cooler and more refreshing range to beat the summer sun, check out the Iced Shaken Lemon Passion Tea or the Iced Shaken Lemon Tea. Classic tea devotees will also certainly take well to the range of the Latte (with milk) options for the Black Teas available at Starbucks which includes time-honored favorites like the Chai Tea Latte.
Green Tea lovers can opt for the variety of Green Tea and Matcha offerings at Starbucks including the Green Tea Crème Frappuccino, Green Tea Latte and seasonal favorites such as the Black Sesame Matcha Latte – talk about comfort in a cup!
Speaking of teas, starting 24 April 2020, Starbucks launched its Summer Tea-ology beverage, a mix and match of the best of its Teavana premium teas and real seasonal fruit inclusions. Explore the refreshing taste of the Tropical Triple Citrus (made with Teavana Emperor Cloud Mist Green Tea) and the Oolong Jelly Matcha Royale today!
If chocolate is more your thing, then the trio of chocolate beverage offerings at Starbucks – the Signature Hot Chocolate, Hazelnut Signature Hot Chocolate and the Caramel Signature Hot Chocolate – is sure to warm the depths of any heart. Looking for blended options to cool you down? Give the Caramel Crème Frappuccino and the Chocolate Cream Chip Frappuccino a try – satisfaction guaranteed!
Non-caffeinated beverages – 0% coffee; 0% caffeine; 100% glee!
The range of non-caffeinated beverages at Starbucks contains absolutely no coffee or caffeine, rendering them perfect treats for anyone, anytime and anywhere.
For a fruity twist, explore Starbucks tantalizing range of Frappuccino Blended Juice Drinks ranges such as Mango Passion Fruit and Raspberry Blackcurrant, all derived from real fruit. Additionally, indulge in Starbucks ready to-go bottled juices, Seriously Orange and Really Fruity for a citrusy treat to quench your thirst.
Every now and then, you can also indulge in limited-edition seasonal offerings from Starbucks such as the newly launched Tea-ology series, with a mix of fruity taste profiles – offering customers the perfect combination of summer this season. Looking for a modern take on the classic ‘Air Jagung’ (Sweet Corn Juice)? Look no further with the Caramel Sweet Corn Frappuccino, now available on both GrabFood and FoodPanda mobile app.
Finally, soymilk fans can also take heart that Starbucks has got you covered too with its Joybean bottled soy milk beverages – available in Black Soy and Charcoal, Original as well as Collagen. What’s particularly distinctive about these drinks are that they are made with high quality non-GMO, Canadian IP soybeans with no artificial preservatives, colorings or oils.
Hopefully this guide will help you to understand and try out the new alternative drinks offered by Starbucks Malaysia. For more information on the many offerings at Starbucks, visit www.starbucks.com.my/menu-list/beverage-list.