Oleato (meaning oiled) is available as a sweet cream cold foam and in two new espresso drinks
Starbucks Oleato (meaning oiled) adds Partanna extra virgin olive oil to sweet cream cold foam and select espresso drinks
After launching in Starbucks Italy locations in February 2023, Oleato will now be available in all U.S. locations
There are two new Oleato drinks to choose from — or customers can add the Oleato Golden Foam to any iced drink
Oleato for all!
Beginning on Jan. 30, Starbucks locations nationwide will offer drinks and foam infused with extra virgin olive oil. Oleato (Italian for oiled) debuted in Italian Starbucks stores in February 2023, and popped up in some California locations in spring 2023. It will now appear in all shops across the U.S. and Canada starting Tuesday.
Oleato Golden Foam, a vanilla sweet cream infused with Partanna extra virgin olive oil, can be added over any existing cold drink, such as refreshers and iced lattes — but the chain also has a few new drinks to chose from.
Paired with Oleato’s North American debut is the new Oleato Golden Foam Shaken Iced Espresso with Toffeenut. Blonde espresso is combined with toffeenut and oat milk, and then the whole thing is topped with Oleato Golden Foam.
In addition, the Oleato Caffè Latte with Oatmilk, which launched in tandem with the line’s soft launch last year, will provide another option for prospective Oleato first-timers. It's made with blonde espresso roast, oat milk and olive oil, and can be ordered hot or iced.
In the Starbucks app, there are some customization recommendations for expedited ordering — including adding Golden Foam to an iced chai latte, an iced matcha latte, a Dragon Drink refresher and a Paradise Drink refresher.
The concept of Oleato originated from Starbucks founder Howard Schultz’s visit to Sicily, when he encountered the Mediterranean custom of ingesting a spoonful of olive oil each day. While having his morning coffee, he had a spark of inspiration to blend the two daytime routines, creating a smooth, velvety texture in the drink. His moment of revelation birthed what Starbucks is calling “an elevated coffee experience.”
Oleato is available in other locations around the globe, from London and Paris to Osaka and Tokyo.
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