11 of Our Favorite Starbucks Coffee Drinks

If you'd like to shake things up on your next visit, consider choosing from this curated list of 11 of the best Starbucks coffee drinks.

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Last Updated on December 15, 2023

As the world’s most famous coffee shop innovators, Starbucks is always coming up with new coffee drinks. Many of us look forward to the routine of making the drive or short walk to our local Starbucks and getting our go-to caffeine fix. But your trip to Starbucks doesn’t have to be routine.

If you’d like to shake things up a bit on your next visit, consider some of the drinks I introduce below. They’re a mixed of hot and iced coffees. I know how challenging it can be to choose, but my curated list of 11 of the best Starbucks coffee drinks should help you narrow down your decision-making process.

11 best coffee drinks at Starbucks

1. Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino


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Starbucks Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino is relatively low on caffeine, but this sweet and spicy combination has enough to take the edge off and give you a bit of snap to push through the day. When ordered as is, the ingredients in this flavorful blend are:

  • Vanilla bean Frappuccino base
  • 2 shots of white mocha syrup
  • 1 shot of cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Cinnamon dolce powder topping

2. Iced White Chocolate Mocha


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When you want a cold concoction, you can’t go wrong with a frothy Iced White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks. This sweet treat is perfect for everyday drinking and contains:

  • White chocolate sauce
  • White chocolate syrup
  • Frothed milk
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • Chilled ice

Pro Tip: Try a secret off-menu item and ask for the TikTok Iced White Mocha which features a sweet cream cold foam and an extra caramel drizzle for an indulgent, rich flavor. TikTok Starbucks drinks are generally pretty wild, BTW.

3. Starbucks Reserve Hazelnut Bianco Latte


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This sweet concoction has the unique quality of being infused with hazelnut-praline milk, making it especially tastier than many other options at Starbucks. Designed for nut lovers who also cannot resist a great cup of coffee, the Starbucks Reserve Hazelnut Bianco Latte features:

  • Starbucks Reserve espresso
  • Hazelnut-praline infused milk
  • Ice optional

At only 380 calories per serving, this beverage won’t take an entire day to burn off.

4. Pumpkin Spice Latte


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The Pumpkin Spice Latte is a seasonal offering that surely deserves a place on the year-round menu. As one of the best coffee drinks at Starbucks hands down, people line up for this hot and spicy classic the day it is made available each fall. Baristas combine:

  • Pumpkin
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Clove
  • Whipped cream topping
  • Sprinked with pumpkin pie spices

Don’t miss the chance to satisfy your craving for the palate-pleasing perfect combination of pumpkin and coffee!

5. Caffe Mocha


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The Caffe Mocha at Starbucks is a classic change-of-pace for hot chocolate fans that is easy to order and boasts a smooth and creamy taste. It’s a winner every time. It’s low on sugar and moderate on caffeine, so it sweetly satisfies without being too overwhelming. Ingredients include:

  • Double shot of espresso
  • 1 scoop of bittersweet mocha sauce
  • Whole milk
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream topping

Pro Tip: Vegan and lactose-intolerant customers can ask for non-dairy milk, and those seeking less caffeine can request a single espresso shot rather than a double. (Or make it a triple for an extra kick!)

6. Almond Milk Honey Flat White


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The Almond Milk Honey Flat White is indulgent and combines rich ristretto espresso with plant-based almond milk and honey to create a milky yet flavorful caffeinated beverage. It can be served on ice or hot, and both bring forth a perfect blending of nutty sweetness and creaminess.

  • 2 ristretto shots of espresso
  • Almond milk
  • 3 pumps of honey blend
  • Sea salt

Low in calories and saturated fat, this one has become a favorite Starbucks coffee drink for those watching their weight or caloric intake.

7. Starbucks® Nitro Cold Brew


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This one gets you pumped with energy and only has a mere five calories! The Nitro Cold Brew has Starbucks’ Signature Cold Brew Coffee that has steeped for 20 hours. The addition of nitrogen infuses micro-bubbles that give this lightly sweetened drink a creamy, foamy head similar to Guinness stout. Ingredients include:

  • Cold brewed nitrogen-infused coffee (brewed with cold instead of hot water)
  • Almond milk
  • Sea salt
  • Honey

Pro Tip: Try the version with vanilla sweet cream for an even smoother treat.

8. Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato


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With flavors of espresso melded with gooey apple pie and brown sugar, the Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato is a fall favorite. When the mood strikes for caffeine with hints of apple cider, ask the barista for this sweet drink consisting of:

  • Espresso
  • Apple
  • Brown sugar
  • Steamed milk
  • Caramelized spiced apple drizzle
  • Ice

9. Caramel Brulée Latte


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The divine Caramel Brulée Latte is one of the best caramel-based Starbucks coffee drinks on the daily menu. The soft, smooth flavor of brulée meets caramel and coffee so perfectly, while the topping of heavy whipping cream with a drizzle is lip-smacking good. Ingredients include:

  • 2 shots of signature espresso
  • Steamed milk
  • Caramel brulée sauce
  • Whipped cream

Pro top: Once you’ve tried this one a few times, ask for it with some vanilla syrup added and see how you like it!

10. Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso


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I usually feel a bit fancy when ordering Starbucks, but nothing feels quite as fancy as asking for an Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso. Waves of indulgent creaminess harmoniously complement notes of cinnamon and brown sugar. The recipe includes:

  • 3 shots of Starbucks blonde espresso
  • 4 pumps of brown sugar syrup
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Oatly™ oat milk
  • Ice

Pro Tip: Need a moderately caffeinated drink that will keep you going through the rest of the work day but allow you to sleep at night? This one’s for you!

11. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino


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Who doesn’t love the taste of buttery caramel, coffee and a delicious topping of crunchy cream and smooth whipped cream? That’s what you’ll get when ordering the delightful Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappucino at Starbucks. It is loaded with:

  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 3 pumps Frappuccino roast
  • 5 pumps dark caramel sauce
  • Whole milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel crunch sugar topping

Pro Tip: Cut back on the caffeine by substituting Starbucks Reserve or black coffee in place of espresso.

Heading out for coffee? Order one of these beloved Starbucks drinks

You’re paying good money for top quality java, so get exactly what you want. The gratification will be well worth the extra dough. You can’t miss finding a winner every day of the week with these top Starbucks drinks.

In cups of warmth, our daily tales are spun,
With each sip taken, a new story's begun.
From beans to brew, in every drop a dance,
Each Starbucks visit, more than just a chance.
In lines of waiting, anticipation grows,
For every cup, a hidden story flows.

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