Responding to Customers, Starbucks Brings Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk to Canadian locations September 8

TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - After thousands of MyStarbucksIdea.com votes, Tweets and barista requests, one thing is clear: Canadian Starbucks customers are thirsty for additional options for dairy alternatives.  Beginning Tuesday, September 8, Starbucks customers in Canada can customize their beverages with Starbucks® Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk in company-operated and licensed store locations coast-to-coast.

After careful research and development, Starbucks Global R&D team developed a rich, creamy coconut milk that complements Starbucks® hot, iced and Frappuccino® blended beverages.  First launched in U.S. Starbucks locations in February 2015, Starbucks® Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk is certified vegan and made from single-origin coconuts from the tropical Indonesian island of Sumatra.  With the addition of Coconut Milk, customers have numerous options including soy milk, 2%, non-fat, whole milk, half-and-half and in some areas lactose-free milk, adding to the more than 170,000 ways to customize Starbucks® beverages in stores.

"We love to innovate and co-create with our partners and customers," says Kevin Reid, director of food and beverage at Starbucks Canada. "Our customers told us they want to be able to customize their Starbucks® beverages with alternatives to dairy and soy milk – in fact it is the second-most popular request of all time on MyStarbucksIdea.com."

My Starbucks Idea™ was launched in 2008 as a way to engage with customers around the world and learn from them. This dynamic community of ideas has brought a number of innovations to the marketplace, including most recently the Mini Frappuccino® blended beverage, Caffeine-Free Oprah Chai Herbal Blend and Starbucks® Cold Brew. Through this forum, customers can submit ideas, vote and rank them, and lobby for their own ideas. Visit MyStarbucksIdea.com for details. 

For more information, please contact press@starbucks.com.

About Starbucks Corporation

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.ca.

SOURCE Starbucks Coffee Canada

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For further information: Mary Saunoris, press@starbucks.com

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