Starbucks marks start of holiday season with red cups, new drink
As of Monday, Starbucks' red cups are back, along with the coffee brewer's first new holiday drink in five years.
Published Monday, November 3, 2014 2:12PM EST
Until next year, Pumpkin Spice Latte. As of Monday, Starbucks' red cups are back, along with the coffee brewer's first new holiday drink in five years.
The Chestnut Praline Latte debuted on Monday, along with the chain's traditional holiday-themed lattes such as Caramel Brule, Eggnog and Gingerbread.
The "CPL" is the first new holiday drink Starbucks has offered in five years, according to a press release the Seattle-based company posted last week. Starbucks is also celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Christmas Blend of coffee.
From Monday until the end of December, Starbucks will swap out its plain white cups for the more festive, red ones, marking the start of the holiday season for coffee snobs:
Let's just say the @Starbucks holiday cups made my Monday bearable— Pretty Girl Problems (@PrettyGrlProb) November 3, 2014
Holiday cups at Starbucks. I love them, don't get me wrong... But I think we may have jumped the gun a bit.— Kelly Travis (@kellytravisty) November 3, 2014
Have you been in a Starbucks yet? Christmas came early, on Nov. 4. Forget pumpkin spice, it's all about the peppermint now.— Zack Osborne (@zackosborne) November 3, 2014