Starbucks customers may soon be able to get their lattes made with coconut milk. According to Reuters, the coffee mega chain is testing the dairy alternative in stores across Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Oregon. A spokesperson for Starbucks declined to tell Reuters just how many locations were offering coconut milk but did note that the chain is currently not testing any other non-dairy options.
Many customers have requested that the chain carry almond milk — there's even a Facebook group dedicated to the cause — but the company is not experimenting with the nut milk out of concern for "customers with nut allergies." Dunkin' Donuts, which does a brisk business in coffee, has recently started to carry almond milk in an effort to attract consumers who avoid dairy. Currently, Starbucks only offers soy milk as a dairy-free milk alternative.
· Starbucks Goes Coconuts [Reuters]
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