As much as we all love Starbucks drinks sometime you might want to enjoy a caffeine-free drink that has the magical Starbucks touch on it. What is caffeine-free at Starbucks?
Even though Starbucks is a coffee shop it has several drinks that are caffeine-free. If you want a perfect cup of tea or the iconic Starbucks frappuccinos that do not contain caffeine Starbucks has you covered. I only found out about this when I was on babysitting duty. I decided to order my favorite Starbucks coffee and it hit me that I had to get the kids something that was not caffeinated. After a few minutes of scrolling through the site, I found a couple of caffeine-free Starbucks drinks that the kids could enjoy. Read on!
What is caffeine-free at Starbucks (How to order)
Caffeine can sometimes wear you off. It is during those times that you look for something to make you relax rather than awake and alert. Since Starbucks is the best at coffee drinks, it is only natural that they also have the best caffeine-free drinks. Here are all the caffeine-free items you can order at Starbucks.
Caffeine-Free Starbucks Espresso Drinks
A good cup of espresso feels like a vacation in Italy. Espressos have intense flavor since they are made by forcing hot water through ground coffee under high pressure. They are highly concentrated and taste better with milk inclusions. Espressos are exactly what you need to have a relaxing day when the weather is chilly.
Unfortunately, the espressos are not caffeine-free. You can get Decaf shots of espresso but they are only 97% caffeine-free. This means that in a Grande size of Decaf espresso there is about 12mg of caffeine. If you are going completely caffeine-free then sadly, espresso won’t do. However, if you are willing to handle the little amount then you can get Decaf versions of all the caffeinated Starbucks espressos.
Caffeine-Free Starbucks Frappuccinos
Sometimes all you need to brighten your day is a whipped-up cup of Frappuccino. The blend consists of different elements that come together to give you a delicious creamy taste. Starbucks frappuccinos are of two types. There are coffee-based frappucinos and crème based frappuccinos. The crème-based frappuccinos are caffeine-free and are not made with coffee Frappuccino syrup. Starbucks has quite several caffeine-free frappuccinos.
- Pistachio Crème Frappuccino
- White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino
- Caramel Brulee Crème Frappuccino
- Eggnog Crème Frappuccino
- Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino
- Strawberry crème Frappuccino
- Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino
- Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino
- Apple Crisp Crème Frappuccino
You can order Starbucks caffeine-free frappucinos by keeping your order simple. Any crème Frappuccino you order is caffeine-free. Ensure your inclusions are not caffeinated by asking the baristas. Note that only dark chocolate has a little bit of caffeine so you should stick to white chocolate.
Caffeine-Free Starbucks Teas
Even though Starbucks coffees are a big part of the company’s trademark the teas still stand out more. The tea flavors are not only calming but are also what anyone needs to get in the mood. Most Starbucks tea like green tea, black tea, or white tea is made from a plant that contains caffeine. If you want caffeine-free tea you are in luck. Apart from the normal teas Starbucks also has herbal teas that are not caffeinated. The teas include:
- Iced Passion Tango Tea
- Mint Majesty
- Peach Tranquility
- Comfort Brewed Wellness Tea
- Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade
Since the caffeine-free Teas are herbal. Ordering them is pretty simple. All you need to do is tell the barista your order and confirm if your preferred inclusions are caffeine-free. When you are making the order in-app, you should look specifically for herbal teas.
Caffeine-Free Starbucks Refreshers
When summer comes, it only means one thing, you can finally drop the excuses for sneaking Starbucks refreshers into your diet and start taking them freely. The refreshers bring the much-needed pop of color and keep you cool under the summer heat. They are fruity and have minty freshness. They also give you the best Instagram pictures but that is just the icing on top.
Unfortunately, Starbucks refreshers have green coffee extract in them. This automatically disqualifies them from the caffeine-free list. The green coffee extract does not contain as much caffeine as the other caffeinated Starbucks drinks but you are still likely to feel the effects.
The good news is, though you cannot have Starbucks refreshers caffeine-free you can use copycat recipes of the refreshers to make caffeine-free ones. You can do this by excluding the green tree extract. Though this element of the refresher will be missing from your drink you will still get to enjoy the fruity minty parts. You can also add fruits as inclusions to your lemonade or Iced Tango Tea to have the experience of the refreshers.
Caffeine-Free Starbucks Syrups and Condiments
What I love about Starbucks is that it allows you to customize your drink according to your preference. When you make your order online you are given a list of syrups and flavors you can add to your drink. Starbucks has some of these inclusions caffeine-free. They include;
- Cinnamon dolce crème
- Vanilla crème
- White hot chocolate
- Steamed milk
Other than these all the naturally flavored syrups from Starbucks are also caffeine-free. To be certain of your inclusions you need to ask the baristas before making your order.
Caffeine-free Starbucks Fruit Juices
Starbucks fruit juices are the best branch when you don’t feel like having the other Starbucks beverages. They are simple and quick to order. Other than that they are among the healthy drinks you will find at Starbucks.
Starbucks is notorious for its caffeinated drinks however the fruit juices are an exception. Most of them are caffeine-free which makes them the safest option for anyone who is taking a break from the caffeine boost. They are also convenient whenever you take kids along to a Starbucks store.
- Steamed apple juice
- Caramel apple juice
- Iced guava passion fruit drink
- Blended strawberry lemonade
- Bottle fruit juice
These fruit juices are already packaged. This means that you do not have to go through the hassle of picking inclusions. All you need to do is tell the barista your order and go ahead to enjoy your drink.
Here is a summary of things you should know before making your Starbucks caffeine-free order;
- Starbucks refreshers contain caffeine from the green coffee extract
- Dark chocolates contain caffeine while white chocolates are caffeine-free
- Decaf drinks still have 3% of caffeine
- Steamers (lattes without any espresso) have no caffeine
- Herbal teas and crème frappuccinos are caffeine-free
Is Decaf coffee the same as caffeine-free?
No, Decaf coffee only has a majority of the caffeine removed but not entirely. Caffeine-free on the other hand means there is completely no trace of caffeine.
Is coffee bad for you?
A high intake of caffeine could result in anxiety and a mild increase in cholesterol levels. This is why it is advised that coffee intake be regulated.
Can you drink coffee while pregnant in the first trimester?
Yes, as long as the intake is limited to less than two cups a day. You can happily enjoy your coffee. High intake during pregnancy can affect the baby’s growth and development.