America’s biggest coffee company has released a new beverage to kick off another (hopefully) bright spring season. Starbucks is retiring the winter menu, with fan favorites like the Pistachio Latte and Irish Cream Cold Brew giving way to a fresh new bakery-inspired drink. The new Cinnamon Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew is now available worldwide at Starbucks.
The exciting new cocktail begins with the chain’s distinctive Nitro Cold Brew or standard Cold Brew, is topped with a few pumps of caramel syrup, and is finished with the new cinnamon sweet cream cold foam and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon dolce topping. This is a major thing for cold foam fans since you will be able to order the wonderful cinnamon sweet cream cold foam on any drink of your choice (for an extra price), not only the new menu item.
According to a Starbucks beverage creator, “this velvety smooth Nitro Cold Brew provides customers with an innovative twist on the fan-favorite caramel flavor.” With that in mind, the new beverage will be available all year when it debuts on menus throughout the country today.
“The new Cinnamon Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew is an excellent combination of decadent baking flavors with a delicate & creamy cold foam topping that seamlessly blends into coffee with a each sip, taking inspiration from salted caramels and gooey sticky buns.”
I received an early glimpse at this new drink before it was released so I could give it a try and provide my honest opinion to the greatest Starbucks lovers.
The layers on this cold brew drink are stunning, particularly when the cinnamon cold foam drips and blends into the black coffee foundation in a picture-perfect fashion. The nitro cold brew coffee is darker than the chain’s iced coffee but not as black and frightening as espresso shots over ice. The new cinnamon cold foam piqued my interest the most since it was flecked with golden cinnamon and appeared as fluffy and creamy as a fresh carton of vanilla ice cream.
Overall, the flavor of this cinnamon caramel cold brew surprised me. If you’ve ever tried Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, this drink is practically equivalent but without the sugar overkill. I figured the mix of the two syrups and a thick clump of the sweet cold foam would make this beverage too sweet, but I needed clarification.
It tasted fantastic, and each sip was light and silky. The coffee had delicate notes of rich caramel, and the creamy cold foam had a delightful cinnamon-roll-like flavor. When it came to the ratio of cold brew For cream and sugar, everything worked together, and none of the components overshadowed the others.
Starbucks’ robust nitro cold brew coffee could still be tasted since the tasty additives didn’t totally hide it, but it was forgiving because I received a sip of sweet cold foam to smooth it down each time. It was different from sipping espresso shots straight up.
Finally, I’d suggest this new nitro cold brew mixture to anybody I know. Even if you’re not a big coffee drinker, try it in the usual cold brew form since the strongness of black coffee is toned down and wonderful when combined with just enough caramel and cinnamon. Furthermore, the cinnamon sweet cream foam is the ideal quantity of cream for the amount of cold brew provided in the cup, so you don’t have to worry about figuring out the proper combination on your own!
As for the remainder of the menu, there are few new or returning things at Starbucks this spring. Aside from the Cinnamon Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew, the coffee company isn’t making any other adjustments or presenting limited-time goods as it does during previous seasons.
A new collection of spring-inspired drinkware and seasonal coffee beans/blends will be available on the Starbucks website, with prices varying.