- Starbucks is adding a drink called the “Cloud Macchiato” to the menu, as a part of a collaboration with the singer Ariana Grande.
- The Cloud Macchiato is a twist on the classic macchiato, using cold foam.
- Grande and Starbucks sparked questions on Monday with a pair of cryptic tweets featuring cloud emojis.
Starbucks is debuting a new drink with the help of Ariana Grande.
On Tuesday, the coffee giant confirmed that it was adding a “Cloud Macchiato” to the menu. The drink melds a classic macchiato with cold foam, which Starbucks describes as “an airy microfoam frothed cold and blended until smooth, creating layers of creamy texture and flavour, without the cream.”
The Cloud Macchiato will be available with caramel or cinnamon flavour and served cold or hot. It will join Starbucks’ menu as a permanent item as the coffee giant doubles down on cold beverages.
The drink is part of a collaboration with Grande. On Monday, both Starbucks and Grande posted cryptic tweets with cloud emojis. Grande’s love of clouds (and the cloud emoji) is well documented, with the singer launching a Cloud perfume in February.
According to internal documents viewed by Business Insider, Starbucks also plans to debut a playlist featuring Grande’s songs and some of her favourite music on Saturday, as well as a playlist for International Women’s Day on Friday.
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.