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Yes, You Can Order Taylor Swift's Favorite Latte at Starbucks

Can I get a grande caramel nonfat latte to go?

November 16, 2021
Photo by Starbucks

In my wildest dreams, I never thought a Taylor Swift x Starbucks collaboration would have come together. When I was 22, all I ever wanted to do was walk down Cornelia Street, sipping a nonfat caramel latte. Okay, Kelly, enough with theSwift references and get to the point: There’s officially a Taylor Swift-inspired drink on the menu at Starbucks locations all across the country. Customers can order "Taylor's Latte" or "Taylor's Version,” which is a grande caramel nonfat latte, in stores and via the Starbucks app and sip it like they’re a 5’11” cat-loving pop star. It has long been known to be Swift’s favorite Starbucks drink.

The collaboration comes in tandem with the re-release of Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ album, which she re-recorded after an infamous legal battle over the ownership of her master recordings. The coffee chain hinted that a partnership was coming after they tweeted “It’s Red Season” on November 8th, 2021; the tweet references Taylor’s album ‘Red,’ which was originally released in 2012 and has been considered by many to be her greatest and most iconic album to date with songs like “22,” “All Too Well,” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

In addition to Swift’s signature latte, which will be served in Starbucks’s signature red holiday cups, customers can also purchase a custom printed Taylor Swift Starbucks gift card, which I plan to buy for the sole purpose of getting to order even more of Taylor’s Lattes.

Real Caramel Sauce

If you want to drink a grande caramel nonfat latte at home, try making it yourself using our five-ingredient recipe for caramel sauce. The result is a complex, caramelized syrup that is so much better than the artificial bottled version. Combine a tablespoon of the caramel sauce with two shots of freshly brewed espresso and top with frothy skim milk for your DIY take on Taylor's Version.

Have you tried Taylor’s Latte? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Protrackinghu December 26, 2022
Rosalind P. November 19, 2021
Yeah, you can have the drink that Taylor Swift loves. But why would you? Or more to the point, is it worth giving Starbucks your patronage when their head guy thinks that Starbucks' "culture of sharing" [yeah, right] is like the sharing that was practiced by concentration camp victims, who, as history tells it, shared the blankets that were doled out to only a few? For me, anyway, however good that caramel might taste, it's totally contaminated by that thinking. And he expressed that thought at a mandatory meeting where he wanted his employees to know that they don't need a union, but that Starbucks would look after all their needs. No comment needed.