For several years now Starbucks has carried decaf as an option on their menu. You love the flavors, but would like to know, does Starbucks decaf have coffee?
Yes, it does. Coffee is an integral part of decaf, as decaf refers to coffee with reduced levels of caffeine. For years, Starbucks has included Decaf coffee on its menu to take care of people who love the coffee as a beverage for its flavor. I love coffee but use decaf in the afternoons to avoid restlessness at night. If you love the coffee flavor but don’t care for the energy, then decaf is for you. If you want to avoid coffee completely, the store carries several non-coffee options. In this post, I will be sharing what decaf is and how you can get your fix.
What is decaf at Starbucks?
Starbucks Decaf coffee is defined as any espresso or coffee beverage made from coffee beans that have undergone a special process that reduces the caffeine content by at least 97 percent. This is the international standard for any coffee to be labelled as decaffeinated coffee or decaf in short. Any Starbucks espresso beverage, including espresso shots, any latte, mocha, macchiato, flat white, cappuccino, or americano, is available as decaf. By way of comparison, a decaf espresso will contain between 3 and 15.8 mg of caffeine, while a regular espresso shot will have 75 mg of caffeine. Similarly, a decaf 16-ounce coffee cup will have 12–13.4 mg of caffeine, while a regular one will contain 155 mg of caffeine. Other than the reduction of caffeine, the nutritional value of decaf coffee remains almost the same as that of regular coffee. This is important as coffee is one of the most important sources of antioxidants in America.
How do you ask for decaf coffee at Starbucks?
You need to specify that you want your drink decaf when making the order. If you are in the store, include the word decaf at the beginning or at the end of your request to the barista. If you are using the Starbucks App or placing your order online, under customization, go to the espresso & shots options, and select the decaf option you want. For coffee roasts and Frappuccino, the option is found under espresso roast options. You have a selection of full decaf, ½ decaf, ⅓ decaf, or ⅔ decaf options to choose from.
How do you order decaf from Starbucks app?
To order decaf on the Starbucks App, go to the menu. Choose the kind of drink you want. Then go to Customize. Tap the espresso and shot options. Select the decaf option that you prefer and add it to your order. When you are done, follow the prompts to check out and make the payment.
Can you make any Starbucks coffee drink decaf?
No, some Starbucks coffee drinks are not available in decaf. These include some Starbucks cold brew coffees and Starbucks brewed iced coffees. The reason these are not available decaffeinated is not that it is impossible to make them, but rather it is about business sense. The demand is too low to warrant the effort of having them on offer.
Which Starbucks coffee drinks don’t have caffeine?
None. All Starbucks coffee drinks have some caffeine. This includes decaf coffee drinks which contain no more than 3% caffeine. However, Starbucks also offers caffeine-free drinks such as white chocolate, steamers, juices, herbal teas, and almost all crème frappuccinos (with the exception of chai and matcha frappuccinos).
Unlike regular chocolate, the white chocolate in Starbucks white chocolate drinks is made from cocoa butter and does not contain cocoa solids that contribute caffeine to regular chocolate drinks. Steamers, on the other hand, are like lattes without any espresso, so they are also caffeine-free. Starbucks offers the flavorings options offered with lattes for their steamers, so you don’t miss out completely. Black and green teas have caffeine intrinsic to their tea leaves. However, Starbucks herbal teas, which include Starbucks Mint Majesty and Starbucks Peach Tranquility, do not have caffeine.
Crème-based Frappuccinos, such as the Strawberry Créme Frappuccino, Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino, and White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino, don’t have any coffee.
Starbucks has a wide selection of drinks, from caffeinated to almost no coffee to no coffee at all. This means you can always get something to drink that will fit your needs at any time of day or night.
Ways to Order Starbucks Decaf Coffee Drinks
You can order Starbucks Decaf Coffee drinks in four ways: through the Starbucks App, online on the Starbucks website, through Uber Eats, or in person at the store. You pick up your order at the counter, the drive-thru, or curb side, whichever way you order, other than for Uber Eats, which delivers to your location of choice.
Starbucks Decaf Iced Coffee/brew options
Starbucks Decaf Iced coffee and brews options include Iced Espresso, Chocolate Cream Cold Brew, and the Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew. You can get any one of them decaf, ½ decaf, ⅓ decaf, or ⅔ decaf.
Does Starbucks have decaf bottled brew options?
No, Starbucks does not have decaf bottled brew at this time.