The Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato is Starbucks’ first non-dairy beverage for autumn.
A Starbucks spokesperson told me the new drink, which was released on Tuesday, is made with creamy oat milk and Starbucks’ Blonde Espresso. As with its predecessor, the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato combines layered flavors of apple, cinnamon, and brown sugar, and features the same caramelized-spiced apple drizzle.
“Crafting the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato with Starbucks’ Blonde Espresso gives the beverage a soft and smooth foundation that ties all the flavors together,” said Harvey Rojas Mora, Starbucks’ beverage developer. “The oat milk adds a creaminess and brings forward the oat flavors of a traditional apple crisp topping.”
Starbucks also wanted to recognize its customers’ growing demand for non-dairy options, a spokesperson told me.
“Alternative dairy milk continues to be a customer favorite, and now represents nearly 25% of all milk-related beverages sold,” they said. “As interest in alternative dairy continues to grow, we’re thrilled to bring our customers Starbucks’ first non-dairy fall beverage.”