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Non-Coffee Starbucks Recommendations from a Barista

As a college student, it’s strange enough that I hate coffee, making it even weirder that I work at Starbucks. I love the irony in how I know more about coffee than many of my coffee-drinking friends. I could easily list the amount of espresso shots and syrup pumps that go into every drink; however, I have no idea how they actually taste. I am probably the worst person to ask for recommendations because I’ll just say something like an Iced Caramel Macchiato.

However, through my time at Starbucks, I have become a pro on cold bar and mastered the art of Pink Drinks, Refreshers, and Frappuccinos. Lucky for you, if you don’t like coffee like me, I have some recommendations that are much more interesting than Strawberry Acai Refreshers. Don’t get me wrong, I love Starbucks’ Refreshers, but I’m always finding myself wanting something different and fancier like the coffees customers are always ordering. So, here are some of the best non-coffee drinks, in my opinion, as a Starbucks Barista. 

1. Pink Drink with Vanilla Syrup and Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
2. Blended Strawberry Lemonade
3. Iced Matcha Tea Latte with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
4. Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with Strawberry Puree
5. Lemonade with Peach Syrup and Passion Tango Tea
6. Iced Chai Tea Latte with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam and Cinnamon Powder
7. Lemonade with Raspberry Syrup and Strawberry Puree
8. White Hot Chocolate with Raspberry Syrup and Whipped Cream
9. Strawberry Crème Frappe with Java Chips and Mocha Drizzle
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Kaelin Ferland

Providence '23

Kaelin Ferland is a junior Environmental Biology major and French minor at Providence College. She is a member of PAWS and French Club, as well as the Vice President of ECOPC and head of the EcoRep program. In her free time, she likes to hike and draw.
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