Starbucks espresso drinks are a popular choice for coffee lovers around the world.
The most popular Starbucks espresso drinks are the Espresso Macchiato and the cappuccino. They are made with a shot of espresso, steamed milk, and sometimes foam.
Whatever your preference, there is sure to be a Starbucks drink that appeals to you.
And for all of us coffee-lovers who are looking to get in on the hype, we’ve got some information on what exactly your favorite Starbucks drinks are made up of and how much they’re going to cost you.
Complete List of all Starbucks Espresso Drinks
Here are the Starbucks espresso drinks available on the menu. Read more about each option further down below.
- Espresso Con Panna
- Espresso Macchiato
- Caramel Macchiato/Iced Caramel Macchiato
- Apple Crisp Macchiato/Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato
- Caffè Latte
- Flat White
- Caffè Americano/Iced Caffè Americano
- Espresso Frappuccino
- Iced Shaken Espresso
- Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
- Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
- Latte Macchiato
- Caffè Mocha
- Short Size Caffè Latte
- Short Size Iced Caramel Macchiato
- Iced Espresso
Starbucks Espresso Drinks
Espresso is a coffee brewed by forcing pressurized water through finely-ground coffee beans.
It is often drunk straight, but it can also be used in drinks such as the latte or cappuccino.
Espresso is widely used for its intense flavor and because it is a relatively short drink that can be downed quickly.
Starbucks offers both traditional Espresso and Blonde Espresso which has slightly more caffeine.
2. Espresso Con Panna
Espresso Con Panna is a shot of espresso with a dollop of cream on top.
Its flavor profile is quite simple, with the espresso dominating both the flavor and texture.
Most people like it because the espresso is a pleasant pick-me-up. Its strength is due to its smaller volume rather than increased caffeine content through brewing time like drip coffee does.
3. Espresso Macchiato
Espresso Macchiato consists of a single or double shot of espresso that has been “marked” with a small amount of foamed milk, creating contrast in both color and flavor.
This drink extends the espresso experience by delaying the onset of the caffeine high caused by drinking espresso straight. It can be served either hot or over ice.
4. Caramel Macchiato/Iced Caramel Macchiato
A Caramel Macchiato is like the Espresso Macchiato, but it also contains 3 pumps of vanilla syrup and is topped with caramel drizzle.
It’s considerably sweeter than its traditional counterpart making it one of the most popular drinks Starbucks has to offer.
An Iced Caramel Macchiato is the same drink served over ice. Ideal for a hot summer day!
A Cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink that typically consists of one-third espresso, one-third steamed milk, and one-third foam (frothed milk).
This beverage originated in Italy during World War II as an inexpensive substitute for the then hard-to-find coffee drinks like the café latte due to rationing.
Despite its current popularity, many Italians still consider it a breakfast drink rather than an all-day refreshment.
6. Apple Crisp Macchiato/Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato
A simple combination of espresso, 3 shots of apple brown sugar syrup, and steamed milk yields this must-try Apple Crisp Macchiato.
As one of the sweetest drinks on this list, it should be reserved for individuals looking for a dessert rather than a strong coffee.
Try the Iced Apple Crips Macchiato if you’d prefer the drink served cold.
7. Caffè Latte
A latte is an Italian coffee drink that is composed of espresso and steamed milk with a small amount of foam on top.
Starbucks offers over 10 different Latte options on its menu. Variations include adding flavor syrups such as vanilla or hazelnut or using soy milk instead of dairy milk.
8. Flat White
A Flat White is an Australian coffee drink that contains two shots of espresso and approximately equal parts microfoam and textured milk.
Most often served in a ceramic cup, the flat white has more foam than a cappuccino and less foam than a traditional latte.
Starbucks also offers a Honey Almondmilk Flat White, which is just a sweeter twist on the original coffee.
9. Caffè Americano/Iced Caffè Americano
An Americano is a shot or more of espresso diluted with hot water.
It has a similar strength to coffee but with a stronger taste because the extraction time of the machine is increased.
You can order an Americano hot or cold, depending on your preference.
10. Espresso Frappuccino
An Espresso Frappuccino is made of Starbucks black coffee, espresso, ice, and milk. The ingredients are blended to make a thick smoothie-like coffee beverage.
There is over a dozen Frappuccino you can order from Starbucks, but this is the only option with espresso.
11. Iced Shaken Espresso
A sweeter version of an Iced Americano, the Iced Shaken Espresso is made with 3 shots of espresso, milk, and 4 pumps of classic syrup for the taste.
The milk and syrup mellow out the strong flavor of espresso which makes this a perfect substitute for a boring iced coffee.
12. Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
The Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso consists of a shot of espresso shaken with ice and chocolate almond milk to create a flavor like an iced mocha.
People enjoy drinking it because it is a light, refreshing and flavorful alternative to traditional chocolate drinks at Starbucks.
13. Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
The Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso is made of 3 shots of espresso, 4 pumps of brown sugar syrup, oat milk, and ice.
It can be ordered iced or hot. Its flavor is like an iced Caramel Macchiato.
14. Latte Macchiato
A Latte Macchiato is an espresso with a layer of steamed milk on top.
The milk is added first, so when the espresso is poured on top, it forms a marked contrast in color and texture. This drink is often served in a clear glass cup so that the layers are visible.
15. Caffè Mocha
Caffè Mocha is a coffee-flavored chocolate drink that usually contains chocolate syrup, espresso, whipped cream, and sometimes marshmallows or chocolate sprinkles on top.
16. Short Size Caffè Latte
This Short Size Caffè Latte contains two shots of espresso with steamed dairy milk poured over it in a 5-ounce cup rather than the typical 8-ounce cup size used for other Caffe lattes (and cappuccinos).
This drink is designed for people who want a smaller, stronger coffee drink.
17. Short Size Iced Caramel Macchiato
This drink is made of espresso, ice, milk, and flavorings blended. It can be ordered iced or hot. The short size is designed for people who want a smaller, more concentrated version of the regular iced caramel macchiato.
It can be served hot or cold.
18. Iced Espresso
For those who don’t need a Frappuccino, this Iced Espresso is made of espresso with ice and can be ordered hot or iced.
It can be customized with any number of syrups or flavorings to make it more personalized.
Starbucks offers a wide variety of espresso drinks that are perfect for any occasion.
Whether you are in the mood for a sweet and refreshing frappuccino or a rich and creamy latte macchiato, Starbucks has something to satisfy your cravings.
So next time you find yourself at Starbucks, be sure to ask for one of their delicious espresso drinks!
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