Starbucks Is Launching Olive Oil Drinks, and We Have All the Details

PureWow editors select every item that appears on this page, and the company may earn compensation through affiliate links within the story. All prices are accurate upon date of publish. You can learn more about the affiliate process here.

Would you willingly drink coffee mixed with olive oil?

Starbucks is betting on it with its newest line of drinks, Oleato. The caffeinated beverages combine two of Italy’s most beloved products, and fittingly, they made their debut this week at an invitation-only dinner in Milan. (According to The New York Times, the word “oleato” translates to oiled or greaseproof in Italian, and has already been trademarked by Starbucks.)

According to a press release by the brand, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was inspired by Italy’s café traditions while traveling through the country. The result is three new coffee drinks that combine the brand’s arabica beans with Partanna olive oil:

  • Oleato Caffè Latte: Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast coffee infused with extra-virgin olive oil and steamed with creamy oat milk
  • Oleato Golden Foam Cold Brew: Starbucks cold brew topped with an olive oil cold foam
  • Oleato Iced Shaken Espresso: an espresso-based iced coffee combined with olive oil-infused oat milk

TBH, we can’t quite imagine the taste of olive oil and coffee together…but then again, folks have been putting butter and even coconut oil in their morning cups for years.

But if you’re already all in on oil, you’re in luck: Starbucks will begin to introduce the Oleato beverages in select global markets, starting with Southern California this spring. See you there?

3 New Menu Items Are Coming to Your Local Starbucks

Katherine Gillen

Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...
read full bio

Why You Should Trust Us

PureWow's editors and writers have spent more than a decade shopping online, digging through sales and putting our home goods, beauty finds, wellness picks and more through the wringer—all to help you determine which are actually worth your hard-earned cash. From our PureWow100 series (where we rank items on a 100-point scale) to our painstakingly curated lists of fashion, beauty, cooking, home and family picks, you can trust that our recommendations have been thoroughly vetted for function, aesthetics and innovation. Whether you're looking for travel-size hair dryers you can take on-the-go or women’s walking shoes that won’t hurt your feet, we’ve got you covered.