Project Get Starbucks Almond Milked

Posted byLori Posted onJune 29, 2011 Comments30

Help me Get Starbucks Almond Milked.

I will confess, I like Starbucks. I also confess that I’m sitting in Starbucks writing this post.

Not only for their sheer presence on every street corner, Starbucks is awesome because of their strong, tasty coffee and unwavering brand consistency. Most of the time I enter a Starbucks, I’m greeted with a smile from one of their friendly employees, and the service is prompt.

Even the Starbucks mission statement hits home: to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.

But what if that one person, with that one cup, and that one neighbor can’t drink any options Starbucks is offering?

Obviously there is a slight lack in the options of health alternatives.

Milk Alternatives

I’m a dairy-free gal. I’m also not a huge fan of soy milk. What’s left? Well, if you’re an exclusive Starbucks drinker, not much.


So, what if you are lactose intolerant or have a milk allergy? What if your body just doesn’t agree with soy? We’re all so lucky to have so many options besides the two, dairy milk and soy. But if a store just doesn’t offer the other choices, you’re probably not going to give them your business.

Starbucks would be wise to start opening their doors a little further, enhancing their menu just a bit. And I’d wager a bet that they’ll bring in more than enough revenue to make up the “costly” new additions.


I propose that Starbucks launches their support and use of more options: Almond milk, rice milk, and maybe even coconut milk. But any one of these would be wonderful.


Come on, Starbucks, let’s get you some new customers!

*ahem* If you’re bored, you can Twitter the s*%# out of them… just saying…


Oh, and don’t forget your fitnudge of the day.

Anyone have a comment on Starbucks? Milk Alternatives? Which is your favorite place of coffee? Which is your favorite alternative?

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  1. I love milk, but due to a digestive disease, I can’t drink cow’s milk. I tried soy, but I turned out to be highly sensitive to estrogen. That leaves almond milk.

  2. YES!! I have been wishing for the same thing. It seems only logical that with all the milk alternatives available, that Starbucks would have at least one other than soy available. Being soy and lactose intolerant, I can’t enjoy all the fun coffee drinks anymore 🙁 I am pretty sure that there are a lot of people in the same boat so….Come on Starbucks, Get on it!

  3. Fantastic post!! Right there with you. If they served Almond Milk, I would be in there every day. That is the only thing keeping me away. How can we make that happen?!

  4. looks like i’m a little late jumping into this conversation but…

    you KNOW i have a thing or two to say about starbucks. more like a million things. our soymilk is disgusting. it’s organic, yes, but heavily processed and LOADED with sugar. and disgusting. did i mention that ;)? it sucks because i also avoid milk and avoided the soy there. when i asked to steam my own almond milk on days when i wanted coffee, i was refused. starbucks is ridiculous. soy doesn’t work for everyone and they’d be wise to include other non-dairy alternatives. regardless, i avoid starbucks like the plague. so happy i don’t work there anymore 🙂

  5. I don’t understand why they haven’t already done this. So many of us have dairy and soy allergies, they are losing a lot of business this way. I had to stop going there for regular coffees but if I do decide to treat myself to a Frappicino or latte, I bring in my own almond milk and they usually have no problem mixing the drinks with it.

  6. I don’t really ever go to Starbucks, but you have a good idea! Just make sure to avoid the soy milk–not good for you!

  7. I totally want in on this! I’m dairy-free because I disagree with the common practices of the dairy industry, and I don’t like to have many soy products, so I’ve just stayed out of Starbies. But if they had almond milk (or rice or coconut milk)?! I would be in hog heaven.

  8. BRILLIANT! Starbucks is my 2nd office / I *hate* drinking soy that often / everyone around me is in trouble if I have milk / GO PROJECT ALMOND MILK! #tweetingnow

  9. i like local coffee shops when i’m in my own town but i’m all about starbucks when i’m travelling because it’s consistent and i know what i’m going to get! there’s nothing worse than a shitty cup of coffee (well, of course there are worse things, but you know what i mean).
    starbucks should totally get some almond milk! especially since so many brands have it now!

  10. I have had this thought many times. I don’t do soy and I don’t really like to do cow milk. I can honestly say I’d buy more drinks at Starbucks if they carried almond milk. I’ve thought about bringing in my own almond milk before, so I’m glad to see that comment that they will let you do that.

    Preach on Lori!

  11. I got the coffee shop at school to start offering almond milk and even though there isn’t a Starbucks within an hour of me (I KNOW, RIGHT?!?!) I fully support your cause. I thought they did have rice milk though? Maybe just some of them do.

  12. I would love it if coffee sotres more often had almond milk! My caf at work has milk, half and half, skim, and soy but no almond. Dang!

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