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."