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Now You Can Order Almond Milk With Your Starbucks Coffee

Aug 09, 2016

Starting on September 6, the ubiquitous coffee giant will make many customers happy by adding almond milk to its customization options.

The request for almond milk comes straight from a crowdsourcing initiative called "My Starbucks Idea," a platform where customers contribute their requests. Almond milk — or "almondmilk," as Starbucks will call it — was by far the most popular, the company stated in a release. The national rollout will be complete by the end of September.

And this isn't just any generic almondmilk; it's Starbucks-specific.

"It was designed so that when steamed, it creates a rich foam for hot beverages and is delicious and creamy when served in cold beverages," said Yoke Wong, manager on Starbucks beverage R&D team, in a statement. It will be made with almond butter, and it's technically "unflavored," so it should be customizable for all the drinks — at an additional 60-cent cost per drink.

It's worth noting that more than half of U.S. adults consume non-dairy milk, with almond milk the most popular of the those non-dairy options, making it high time for the coffee chain to start catering to what is sure to be an avid consumer base.

And what about health? An 8-ounce serving of the specialized almondmilk comes with 3 grams of sugar, Starbucks says. In comparison, you'll find about 12-13 grams of sugar in your basic 2 percent milk.

General internet consensus: it's about time, Starbucks.

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