Starbucks added a new item to its menu: coffee with a dash of olive oil. The $116 billion company is currently debuting the newly named ‘Oleato’ in Italy, with plans to introduce the new drink to select markets such as California, Japan, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.
The drink is essentially a latte with a spoonful of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and a mix of espresso and steamed milk. The company’s 69-year-old CEO Howard Schultz called it a “market-maker” in an appearance on CNBC. While the Oleato is certainly a one-of-a-kind flavour combination, it is far from the only one that the company offers. Starbucks is known for offering unique coffee and coffee-based drink flavours, particularly in its Frappuccino line of blended iced coffee drinks.