Starbucks cold brew is made from coffee beans that have been steeped in cold water for an extended period of time. This type of brewing method results in a less acidic beverage, which some people find more palatable than traditional hot brewed coffee.
Now, whether it's healthy or not, that depends on which Starbucks cold brew you are referring to. Starbucks offers the following options:
- Irish Cream Cold Brew
- Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
- Salted Caramel Cold Brew
- Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew
- Starbucks Reserve Cold Brew
- Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee
- Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
Two of these, the Starbucks Cold Brew and the Starbucks Reserve have no added sugars, sweeteners, or other additives. The rest however contain milk and flavors, and the majority contain a lot of sugar. That doesn't make them ideal for daily healthy consumption because those additives can rack up the sugar and calorie content.
So, if you are looking for a healthy cold brew coffee drink, then the Starbucks Cold Brew or Reserve is your best bet. If you're looking for one with added flavors and sugars, then you might want to steer clear. Keep in mind though that all cold brews contain caffeine so they are not necessarily the best choice if you're trying to avoid stimulants.
So, is Starbucks cold brew healthy? It depends on which one you choose. The two with no additives are the healthiest, while the ones with milk and flavors contain more sugars and calories.