13 Coffee-Free Starbucks Drinks for a Java-Free Boost


Let’s face it: coffee isn’t for everyone. But just because you’re not a fan of the drink doesn’t mean you can’t afford a sip from Starbucks. Whether you’re craving a caffeinated tea, a mid-day refresher, or a sweet dessert-like beverage, these 13 non-coffee Starbucks beverages are definitely worth trying.

There’s no shortage of non-coffee drinks at Starbucks – you just need to know where to look. Of course, there will always be obvious menu options to choose from, like hot or iced teas or refreshments, but did you know that Starbucks has a whole line of Crème Frappucinos that don’t contain coffee? Or that Starbucks makes several types of steamed apple juice that will keep you as warm as a PSL on a cold fall day? There are so many coffee-free options just waiting to be tried, and the best part is that you don’t even have to sacrifice caffeine to participate.

If you’re looking to change up your usual Starbucks routine, be sure to check out these 13 coffee-free hacks before your next run, and see how coffee-free drinks stack up against ordering your cup of tea on your own.

It goes without saying, but Starbucks teas are not made with coffee. And with four types of hot teas to choose from (green, black, herbal, and chai), there are plenty of non-coffee hot beverages to keep you warm all winter long.

If it’s too hot outside for a hot tea, Starbucks offers a range of iced tea options, like Chai Iced Teas, Iced Black Teas, Iced Green Teas, and Iced Herbal Teas.

Matcha Lattes are a great alternative to coffee, especially because they still provide that extra (and much-needed) caffeine boost throughout the day. Plus, Starbucks serves its Matcha Lattes hot or iced, which means you can have the green tea beverage year-round.

When looking for a coffee alternative, you cannot forget the pink drink. If you didn’t know, the popular pink sip is an Acai Refresher that blends accents of passion fruit and acai with creamy coconut milk, and is topped with a scoop of strawberries. And if you want to sip like an Olympian, you can also personalize your Pink Drink with a splash of matcha.

Do Starbucks Refreshers contain caffeine? Yes. Are they caffeinated with coffee? No. Starbucks Refreshers are made with green tea extract and real fruit juice, and they come in all kinds of ~refreshing~ flavors, including Kiwi Starfruit, Dragon Drink, and more.

You can never go wrong with a classic, which is why Starbucks Lemonade is the perfect caffeine-free sip for summer (or any time of year, TBH).

Mixed Strawberry Lemonade

Made with pureed strawberries and lemonade blended over ice, Starbucks Blended Strawberry Lemonade is a refreshing twist on the nostalgic beverage from childhood.

Speaking of classics, Starbucks Hot Chocolate uses four pumps of mocha sauce and an extra drizzle of mocha to give it that delicious homemade taste.

Everyone’s favorite fall staple, AKA Caramel Apple Spice, is made with steamed apple juice, cinnamon syrup, whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce – and no coffee.

Get even more comfortable with steamed apple juice, which contains 100% freshly steamed apple juice and no concentrate.

Starbucks Steamers are steamed milk drinks without coffee or espresso. If you ever want a smooth, frothy drink but don’t want to deal with post-caffeine jitters, you can grab yours in a Cinnamon Dolce Crème or Vanilla Crème flavor.

ICYMI, Starbucks launched its own line of energy drinks, called BAYA Energy, in early 2022. The new RTD sip is made with caffeine naturally found in coffee fruits and vitamin C, and comes in three fruity flavors – mango guava, lime raspberry and passion fruit pineapple.

Before you rush out for your coffeeless drink of choice, be sure to check the CDC’s guidelines for the most up-to-date health rules.


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