Starbucks' latest coffee brand, Oleato, may be its oddest ever. Starbucks is launching its olive oil-infused coffee drinks in the US today after debuting in Italy last month.
The former Starbucks CEO, who recently left the firm, says he was inspired for the Oleato brand while touring in Sicily.
This led him to try the two together, and he loved the "unexpected, velvety, buttery flavor that improved the coffee and lingers pleasantly on the mouth."
Starbucks announced that its Reserve Roasteries in Chicago, Seattle, and New York would launch the Oleato range.
In March debut features olive oil-infused caffè lattes, iced cortados, espresso martinis, and cold brews with Golden Foam.
The Starbucks release states that Oleato Tasting Experiences "showcase the alchemy of scent, flavour, and texture unique to Oleato" in the Seattle and Chicago Reserve Roasteries.
Oleato drinks will be added at 75 Seattle-area Starbucks and 475 Los Angeles-area Starbucks on March 27. These sites will provide cold brews, iced shaken espressos, and infused lattes.
This means many Americans will finally get to try the new coffees, which have received both favorable and negative reviews.
When Starbucks unveiled the Oleato line, some fans were excited to sample the coffees, while others were wary about olive oil in their coffee.
Starbucks lovers looking for something new may try the Cinnamon Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew, which launched this month and was well-received in our taste test.
Starbucks' raspberry syrup will be removed at the end of the month, so drink up during the next week.