Starbucks is experimenting with adding more dairy-free options that go beyond nut-based products to its menu, as seen with the Coconut Milk Macchiato that offers a spin on a chocolate espresso beverage with the addition of a tropical palm milk. The drink is served with a base of coconut milk as the original recipe, rather than as a substitute.
The drink is the first coconut milk beverage available on the Starbucks' main menu and it offers an option that is fully vegan for consumers with dietary restrictions to enjoy. The beverage contains vanilla syrup, caramel syrup, espresso and creamy iced coconut milk.
The addition of alternative milks to cafe menus beyond nut-based versions speaks to how consumers are seeking for more vegan options in their beverage choices.