Starbucks pitches their Coffee Frappuccino thusly:
“Coffee meets milk and ice in a blender for a rumble and tumble and together they create one of our original Frappuccino® beverages.”
That doesn’t seem like it would be all that great.
It sounds kind of boring and it doesn’t have any whipped cream.
But then you taste it…and it’s really good.
What’s the answer?
Sugar. 50 grams of sugar.
Which is less than most of the other non-lite frappuccinos…so that means it’s totally good for you right?
All kidding about sugar aside, the Coffee Frap is my kind of business. It’s like a nice cup of coffee with cream and sugar…but rendered as a frappuccino.
At 95mg or so of caffeine, it has half the caffeine content of my favorite Starbucks drink, so it’s nice for those days where I don’t need to explode with artificial energy.
You might never have tried one of these, and that’s why I decided to write this review. They aren’t usually featured prominently on the menu. They don’t have fancy middles made of whipped cream, or mint crystals, or fake blood, or unicorn business. It’s just a quality frap that’s a bit less sugary and calorie-filled than the other ones.
If that sounds good to you, check out this often-overlooked alternative. There’s also one made with Espresso instead of the standard coffee blend.
And you can taste the coffee in it! Which honestly, you should be able to since it’s right there in the name.
I’ve been drinking mine while I write this, and I’ve discovered just one complaint. This happens to me with other frappuccinos sometimes too. There was just a touch too much ice in mine, so now the bottom of my cup is a sad ice graveyard.
Like the last bits of an Icee or a Slurpee or a differently- branded “EE” beverage.
Still. I like these. And you should try one if you’re looking for a frappuccino with less fun and more coffee taste…that’s still pretty fun. Fun means sugar.