How to order iced water on the Starbucks app (does Starbucks charge for water + more information)

Ever been in the middle of placing a Starbucks order and wondered, “Can I order water from the Starbucks app?” Well, read this article to get your answer and more.

Yes, you can order iced water via the Starbucks App. 

I realized this one hot summer afternoon, when I was placing an order through the app. I was desperately dehydrated and didn’t have the energy to go buy the water myself.

I remembered that Starbucks offered water in store, so I thought of checking whether I can order it through the app as well. As my luck had it, I could!

So, I wrote this article to share the information I found out, regarding how you can order water via the app, what options are available and so much more! Therefore, make sure you read to the end.

How do I order water from the Starbucks App?


Have you ever been so thirsty you could drink a gallon of water (like the guy above)? That’s how thirsty I was the day I found out I could order Iced water via the Starbucks App.

Truth be told, however, since Starbucks gives free filtered tap water in-store, it is almost impossible to order it via the Starbucks App since it’s a free item.

However, some clients, including myself, have come up a creative ways to order free water from Starbucks through the App.

One way is by editing your name on the app to include the size and kind of water you want. For instance, one customer named Sylvia changed her name to “Sylvia Grande iced water”. 

This is the easiest way to let the Baristas know that you also want a grande sized iced water along with your order.

It is however important to note that this may not work all the time, especially if the Baristas have a lot of orders and less time to go through everything including the customizations of your name.

But if you don’t mind paying for the water then you should know that Starbucks also offers bottled water that can be ordered and paid for via the App.

To order for the bottle water simply follow these steps:

  • Open the App,
  • Click on the Menu icon
  • Scroll down to the “Cold Drinks” section,
  • Under that section look for water options.
  • Tap on your preferred bottle.
  • Proceed to pay.

What kind of water does Starbucks sell via the App?

Starbucks offers a wide range of bottled water brands and options. On the Starbucks app, the following are the options available:

  • Ethos Bottled Water @ $1.95
  • Dasani Bottled water at $23.99 for a pack of 8 bottles
  • Hawai’i Volcanic water
  • Galvanina Sparking bottled water
  • Spindrift Grapefruit Sparkling canned water
  • Spindrift Raspberry Lime Sparkling canned water
  • Bottled Galvanina Sparkling Water Lime

How do I order water from Starbucks in the store?

Starbucks water. Image source: Pinterest

In case you are already at the Starbucks store or have the time to visit the store physically you can still order for water in store.

Keep in mind, however, that Starbucks offers its customers free filtered tap water. It is usually served in a venti size cup unless you request otherwise. 

When placing your regular order, you can simply include that you want the free water with it.

If you are a large group of people, it’s easier to have one person order for the free water for the entire group, instead of having everyone do it one by one. 

This ensures a proper workflow without delays for other customers. At the end of it if you are feeling generous, you can always tip the Barista, since it’s a nice way of appreciating free products. 

Please note, however, that this is just a tip since the filtered tap water is never charged.

But if you want to order the bottled water, you can choose from the range of options they have and place the order by following the steps below:

Step 1: Walk up to the barista.

Step 2: Place the order of your preferred bottled water.

Step 3: State whether you want it with or without ice.

Step 4: Pay and pick up your bottled water.

Below are more articles that will help you order different drinks on the Starbucks app:


Is the Starbucks water distilled?

Yes, the water served at Starbucks is tripled filtered over the osmosis water filtration system.

How much is water at Starbucks

The filtered water is free but for the cup, the store may charge you between $0.25 and $0.50. As for the bottled and canned water the prices may vary depending on the size and type you choose.

Can I order just water at Starbucks?

Yes, you can. You can order bottled water through the app or physically in-store or the drive-thru.

Does Starbucks charge for water?

If the water is bottled from their line of options, you will be charged depending on the brand you select. However, at the store, you can order free water to come with your order.

Is there free water at Starbucks?

Yes, there is. Especially when dining at the store, there is a provision to include free water with your order.

How do I get the Starbucks free water?

When making your order in-store, include the free water and size to come with it. Inform the barista.

1 thought on “How to order iced water on the Starbucks app (does Starbucks charge for water + more information)”

  1. I love Starbucks and their coffee, but I’m not a huge fan of their iced water. I find it to be too sweet and not cold enough. I’ve been trying to find a way to order iced water on the Starbucks


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