Ariana Grande now has her very own drink available at Starbucks, launched in honor of International Women's Day.
If you are anything like us here at TheThings, your day doesn't really begin until you've had your first coffee. Truth be told, sometimes it can take two or three before we really kick things into gear. Coffee has become so much more than just ground beans and hot water, though. There is an almost endless amount of ways you can have it, and we all have our preferences.
You need to look no further than your local Starbucks for evidence of that. The simpler folk among you who have your coffee black or with nothing more than milk and sugar may be taken aback when reading the Starbucks menu. Even for those of us who do like a dash of vanilla, a spritz of foam, an extra shot of espresso, and all sorts of other added extras often get tired of having to list them all.
We just wish that Starbucks had a name for our go-to coffee. It would save us a little bit of time each day and more importantly, prevent those behind us in the queue from tutting and rolling their eyes. You have to be pretty special to have your very own coffee combination on the Starbucks menu, and as it turns out, Ariana Grande is that special.
Earlier this week, Grande teased on Twitter that she and Starbucks have been up to something. On Tuesday, the singer posted a quick clip of herself in a Starbucks apron sipping on a coffee. Turns out that drink is the Iced Cloud Machiatto, Grande's very own Starbucks coffee. It is comprised of espresso, whipped cold foam, and caramel drizzle.
Unlike some celebrity-affiliated products, this one actually sounds quite nice. It is also available in cinnamon. However, that version of the drink will only be around for a couple of months while the caramel one is apparently here to stay. The drink is being released to celebrate International Women's Day this Friday, at which time Starbucks stores will be playing songs performed and chosen by Grande. The bad news? The drink will only be available in the US and Canada.