Starbucks Introduces New Vanilla Macchiato, Expands Breakfast Sandwich Offerings Made with Premium Ingredients Inspired by La Boulange

Starbucks Tribute Blend ®returns, available in Verismo™ pods for limited time

SEATTLE--()--Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) today introduced a new core espresso offering through the launch of Starbucks® Vanilla Macchiato and the expansion of the breakfast sandwich platform with the addition of four new hot breakfast options, available now at participating Starbucks® stores nationwide.

“Our baristas love to make the Starbucks Macchiato for customers. Pulling the perfect espresso shot, steaming milk into thick, velvety foam and finishing it off with pride ensures that each and every beverage reflects our passion, care and artistry,” said Cliff Burrows, Starbucks group president, U.S., Americas, and Teavana. “It’s our baristas who are at the heart of the promise we make to our customers - that they will receive the highest-quality beverages and delicious, wholesome food paired with an exceptional experience each and every time they’re in our stores.”

Vanilla Makes Three: Meet the Starbucks® Macchiato Trio

Since the launch of Starbucks® Hazelnut Macchiato last spring, Starbucks® Macchiato platform continues to grow and remains a top-selling customer favorite. Customers can now enjoy this beverage in three delicious flavors: Vanilla, Caramel and Hazelnut. The Starbucks® Vanilla Macchiato is the latest espresso creation, combining the most popular flavor, vanilla, with one of its most popular drinks, the Caramel Macchiato.

In Italian, “macchiato” simply means “marked” to describe how the steamed milk is topped with a shot of espresso. The Macchiato features steamed velvety-smooth milk “marked” with Starbucks signature, perfectly balanced espresso. The Vanilla Macchiato is finished with a drizzle of sweet, brown sugar, Madagascar Bourbon vanilla. A beautifully layered drink, the Macchiato’s flavors and textures evolve with every sip.

Delicious New Breakfast Sandwiches

Since the acquisition of La Boulange in 2012, Starbucks has continued to enhance its food offerings, and this continues today with the introduction of four new breakfast sandwiches thoughtfully crafted from premium ingredients:

  • New Slow-Roasted Ham & Swiss: Italian-style slow-roasted ham served on a warm, buttery croissant bun with a perfectly cooked egg and melted Swiss cheese.
  • New Vegetable & Fontiago: Spinach, flavorful sundried tomatoes and sweet caramelized onions melted together with aged Fontiago cheese served on a warm, multigrain ciabatta bun.
  • New Egg & Cheddar: Buttery grilled cheese with melted cheddar atop a perfectly cooked fluffy egg, served on hearty multigrain toast.
  • New and improved Reduced Fat Turkey Bacon: Reduced fat turkey bacon, cage-free egg whites and melted reduced-fat white cheddar cheese served warm on an organic wheat English muffin.

To mark the debut of the new premium breakfast sandwiches, on March 12- 14 customers can receive a free Grande (16 fl. oz.) brewed coffee with the purchase of any breakfast sandwich at participating stores in the US.

Tribute Blend® Now Available in VerismoPods

Back for a limited time, Starbucks Tribute Blend® returns, available in whole bean, Starbucks VIA Tribute Blend™ and Starbucks Tribute Blend® K-Cup® packs (retail exclusive). New this year is the introduction of Starbucks Tribute Blend in Verismo pods, for a limited time. Developed as a tribute to customers in honor of Starbucks 40th anniversary, this coffee combines four of Starbucks® favorite coffees: aged Sumatra, sundried Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, and Colombia. Colombia Nariño, a medium, single-origin coffee with a juicy acidity, herbal notes and walnut-like finish, will be available for a limited time beginning April 1.

About Starbucks Corporation

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com.

Contacts

Starbucks Coffee Company
Megan Adams, 206-318-7100
press@starbucks.com

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Starbucks Coffee Company
Megan Adams, 206-318-7100
press@starbucks.com