Sep 10, 2014

    Starbucks goes (coco)nuts on non-dairy milk


    MOVE over, dairy milk - Starbucks is testing coconut milk in stores in Los Angeles, Cleveland and Oregon as alternatives to dairy products grow more popular.

    A Starbucks spokesman declined to say how many stores were offering coconut milk.

    Starbucks, which has nearly 11,800 cafes in the United States, regularly tests new products. For example, it recently ran a trial of gluten-free items.

    For years, major coffee chains have offered soya milk as a milk alternative. Starbucks began offering soy milk in 1997.

    In Los Angeles, Peet's Coffee offers lattes and other drinks made with almond milk.

    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has offered customers at all its 179 US company-owned stores the option of choosing almond-coconut milk since March.