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Starbucks to introduce new olive oil-infused coffee soon

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Feb 22, 2023 4:29 pm

Extra virgin olive oil isn't expensive for no reason. Considered as one of the most versatile and healthy oils to consume, it is the go-to ingredient for those who want to maintain a fit and hearty body.

But can olive oil be combined with the strong taste of coffee? Enter Starbucks' Oleato line, the coffeehouse chain's new set of caffeine drinks that are infused with a spoonful of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil from Partanna in Sicily.

The beverages, which are described as having a "velvety smooth, delicately sweet, and lush" taste with an "extraordinary new flavor and texture," come in three flavors:  Oleato Caffè Latte, Oleato Iced Shaken Espresso and Oleato Golden Foam Cold Brew. 

The Oleato Caffè Latte is a light roast that is "smooth and subtly sweet" and is steamed with creamy oatmilk, while the Oleato Golden Foam Cold Brew is a dark, smooth cold brew that boasts a "subtle sweetness" in the mouth. The Oleato Iced Shaken Espresso is meanwhile sweetened with notes of hazelnuts, rich espresso, and creamy oatmilk.

Additionally, customers may also soon be able to add a spoonful of Partanna extra virgin olive oil to select beverages such as tea lattes and espresso. This offer is only available in select markets.

According to Starbucks, Partanna's olives are special as they are packed with "uniquely nutty, slightly sweet flavors" that completents their coffee beverages.

While the company said that their new Oleato line will be served in Starbucks stores around the world, it will first be introduced in Italy this Feb. 22, followed by Southern California, United Kingdom, Japan, and the Middle East in undisclosed dates later this year.