Starbucks Just Released 3 New Non-Dairy Drink Options
Claire Miles - January 14, 2020

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

More likely than not, each of us knows someone (or is that someone) who is either lactose intolerant or vegan. Luckily, now more than ever, restaurants and cafes are adding non-dairy, more sustainable choices to their menu. Starbucks has jumped on the sustainable wagon by adding two new non-dairy drink options to its permanent menu. The coffee chain announced it’s now offering an Almondmilk Honey Flat White and a Coconutmilk Latte nationwide.

 

In addition, Starbucks locations in the Midwest are getting a new non-dairy beverage, the Oatmilk Honey Latte. Yes, finally oat milk is now available at select locations for the first time. This is very exciting news people!

 

Though almond milk has been in Starbucks since 2016, there is now a new drink dedicated for almond milk lovers. The Almondmilk Honey Flat White is made by combining a ristretto shot of Starbucks Blonde Espresso with steamed almond milk and a hint of honey. Basically, its a sweet twist on a classic flat white. Absolute perfection!

 

The Coconutmilk Latte seriously looks nuts (get it?). Coconut milk was added to Starbucks in 2015, but now it’s getting its time in the spotlight with its own permanent menu drink. The new Coconutmilk Latte is made with a shot of Starbucks Blonde Espresso and steamed coconut milk. The beverage is finished with a bit of Cascara sugar to add some brown sugar and maple flavors.

 

And finally we come to the Oatmilk Honey Latte. It’s made with a shot of Starbucks Blonde Espresso, honey, steamed oat milk, and a Toasted Honey topping.

 

Now all you have to do is remember to bring your reusable cup!