Yes. It is possible to get a decaf Frappuccino at Starbucks. A decaf Frappuccino at Starbucks means a Frappuccino that is prepared with decaffeinated coffee.
I’m caffeine sensitive and a few years back, I used to avoid Starbucks because I assumed that since it is a coffeehouse, it sold only coffee. After interacting with several Starbucks baristas, I learned that Starbucks serves various decaf drinks, including frappuccinos.
Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about decaf frappuccinos at Starbucks and how you can order one at the store or via the Starbucks app.
Does a Starbucks Frappuccino have caffeine?
Starbucks serves Frappuccinos with caffeine and others without. Some of the Starbucks frappuccinos with caffeine include; Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino, Espresso Frappuccino Blended Beverage, Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino, Java Chip Frappuccino, Coffee Frappuccino Blended Beverage, White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino Blended Beverage and Caffé Vanilla Frappuccino Blended Beverage.
With customization of the number of espresso shots used, a customer can control the amount of caffeine in their Frappuccino.
How do you ask for a decaf Frappuccino at Starbucks?
To ask for a decaf Frappuccino at Starbucks simply request the barista for the Frappuccino you want and say decaf before the drink’s name.
For example, you can say, “Can I please get a decaf White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino?” This way, the caffeinated coffee Frappuccino syrup will be swapped with decaffeinated espresso shots in your Frappuccino.
In terms of taste, decaf espresso and real espresso have no difference.
Also, to make your order more specific and simplify the work of your barista, mention other customizations you’d like in your Frappuccino after you’ve mentioned its name.
Like this, “Can I please get a decaf Cinnamon Dolce with almond milk and without whipped cream topping?”
How to order a decaf Frappuccino on the Starbucks app.
To order a Starbucks decaf Frappuccino from the app, first, make sure you download the app and fill in the required details. Then, log into the app and click on “Menu” and under “Drinks”, select “Frappuccino Blended Beverages”.
If you want a decaffeinated coffee Frappuccino, select the one you’d like and choose the drink size. The available Starbucks drink sizes are; tall (12fl oz.), grande16fl oz.) and venti (24fl oz).
Proceed to customizations and customize the Frappuccino as you normally would any other Starbucks drink. Then, under “Espresso Roast Options”, choose “Decaf Espresso”, finish up on the customizations and place your order.
Alternatively, under “Frappuccino Blended Beverages”, you can scroll down to “Crème Frappuccinos”, choose the Frappuccino you want, customize it and place your order. Starbucks Crème Frappuccinos typically have no caffeine.
What Frappuccino in Starbucks have no caffeine?
As previously mentioned, all Starbucks Crème Frappuccinos have no caffeine except the Chai Crème Frappuccino and Matcha Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage.
Some of the Starbucks frappuccinos with no caffeine include; Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage, Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage, Strawberry Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage, Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage and White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage.
However, studies have indicated that all types of decaf coffees have small quantities of caffeine. An 8oz. cup of decaf coffee, for instance, carry up to 7mg of caffeine.
This is why Starbucks doesn’t advertise their decaf frappuccinos as caffeine-free. Decaf doesn’t mean caffeine-free because only 97% of caffeine is usually removed from the coffee beans that make decaf coffee.
Individuals with extreme caffeine intolerance should be aware of this fact.
Can you get a Starbucks Frappuccino refresher without caffeine?
Unless the Starbucks barista swaps the caffeinated syrup with their passion tea, you cannot get a Starbucks refresher without caffeine.
Note that caffeine in Starbucks refreshers is from their caffeinated syrup and not coffee. However, the amount of caffeine in Starbucks refreshers is less than the caffeine amount in Starbucks coffees and Coffee Frappuccinos.
Does Starbucks make a decaf bottled Frappuccino?
Yes, Starbucks makes decaf bottled Frappuccinos. An example of Starbucks decaf bottled Frappuccino is the decaf Mocha Frappuccino available on the leading online platforms like Amazon and the Starbucks website.
Remember that this bottled drink is decaffeinated, not caffeine-free, thus it contains small amounts of caffeine.
Can you get a decaf Caramel Frappuccino at Starbucks?
Yes, you can get a decaf Caramel Frappuccino at Starbucks provided that you ask the Starbucks barista to prepare it with decaf espresso shots.
Typically, a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino is prepared with Starbucks blonde espresso shots, which are caffeinated.
Can you get a decaf Mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks?
You cannot get a decaf Mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks because even if you replace the regular espresso shots used to prepare the drink with decaf espresso shots, the mocha sauce used is still caffeinated.
Mocha sauce is the main ingredient used to flavour a Mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks and this sauce is made with chocolate, meaning that it is caffeinated.
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