Returning Starbucks Favorite: Why try the Holiday Spice Flat White?

November 14, 2016
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Ahh. Something to celebrate. A delicious Starbucks innovation that now has a holiday twist. Starbucks barista Becca shares how the Holiday Spice Flat White is made just for you.

Artistic and Handcrafted

To make the beverage, baristas pour two ristretto shots of spicy Starbucks® Christmas Blend Espresso Roast directly into the holiday mulling spice blend, allowing the spice to steep into the coffee. Then they carefully free-pour micro-foamed whole milk into the cup. This allows the espresso crema to rise to the top of the beverage for a bold coffee flavor, velvety texture and a sweeter finish.

Why It’s So Good

“We were inspired by the practice of mulling cider, so we crafted our own holiday mulling spice blend of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, sugar and a touch of tangerine. The spices and velvety milk perfectly complement Starbucks® Christmas Blend Espresso Roast. The spices further develop in the warm milk and lightly enhance the flavor of the beverage. Because it’s so subtle, you don’t taste the holiday mulling spices until you take a couple sips. And then a touch of sweetness and the slightest note of tangerine flavor come through,” said Starbucks beverage developer Michelle Sundquist.

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