I Tried Starbucks' New "Cold Foam" Cold Brew And This Is What Happened
It's the breakthrough in iced coffee you never knew you needed.
So, this one's for the serious coffee drinkers. Starbucks Reserve is Starbucks' specialty brand that's dedicated to the craft of coffee. And most recently, they've created a new ice cold drink.
It's called the "Cold Foam Cascara Cold Brew" and we had the opportunity to try it out.
It's made with a very special roast of Starbucks Reserve pour over coffee from Peru mixed with a little vanilla syrup. After the coffee is poured, the special "cold foam" is added.
The cold foam is made in a special blender with non-fat milk and a special cascara syrup, which is made from the skins of coffee cherries. There's a final dash of sprinkles on top.
The final result looks like a dusted Guinness:
As someone who isn't a huge coffee drinker, I was a little nervous going into it...
But you don't have to take my word alone for it, I also brought along my colleague and cold brew skeptic Kristin and here's what she thought of it:
She said, "so I'm not usually the ~biggest fan~ of cold brew, mostly because I feel like it often has an overpowering bitter taste — even when I drown it in soy milk and sugar. So I was pretty surprised when A: it tasted really damn smooth, and B: the "cold foam" was...actually foam. Once it's poured on top it kinda looks like a dollop of melted whipped cream, to which I was like, there's no way this is gonna feel like foam. But somehow it was a full, frothy cold foam that paired perfectly with the cold brew — which kind of felt like a magical concoction from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. So to sum it up: I really liked it. 10/10 would drink again."