16 Celebrities’ Favorite Starbucks Drinks To Order
Starbucks baristas are unsung heroes. They prepare delicious drinks and treats for us all, making sure that we have something tasty to brighten our long, hard days. And when we are hungry or dehydrated and need to grab something fast, they’re always there for us. Starbucks baristas truly deserve all the awards. But aside from being our saviors, they also tend to witness a lot from behind the coffee counter. Mainly, depending on where they’re located, they have the opportunity to come in contact with some celeb Starbucks orders.
Fortunately for us all, many baristas are willing to tell the tale of celebrities’ favorite Starbucks drink orders. And hey, some celebs have even admitted it themselves! Because at the end of the day, no matter how famous some are, we are all human and all need to go on a Starbucks run every once in a while. I mean, who doesn’t have the odd craving for a Caramel Frappuccino? It’s pretty addicting.
Do any of the below celeb Starbucks orders surprise you?
1. Ariana Grande
Drink: Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
Despite having her own drink with Starbucks, the Cloud Macchiato, Grande has been known to sip on the sweetness that is the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino. (I mean, her latest album was called Sweetener for a reason.) According to Starbucks, “This rich and creamy blend of vanilla bean, milk and ice topped with whipped cream takes va-va-vanilla flavor to another level.”
2. Miley Cyrus
Drink: Nonfat White Mocha, No Whip
According to Shape, Miley Cyrus likes to order a Nonfat White Mocha with no whip. ” Our signature espresso meets white chocolate sauce and steamed milk, then is finished off with sweetened whipped cream in this white chocolate delight,” says Starbucks. Since Miley is vegan, we imagine she eliminates the fat and whip for this exact reason.
3. Britney Spears
Drink: Passion Tango Herbal Tea
Though Britney has been seen with countless Starbucks Frappuccinos, she gave Cosmopolitan the 4-1-1 in 2016, saying, “Passion Tango Herbal Tea is my drink of choice.” In fact, Britney loves Starbucks so much that when she released an iPhone app, the fictional coffee shop in the game was known as “Starbeans.” Honestly, we think the name is cute and would totally give it a try.
4. Taylor Swift
Drink: Iced Caramel Latte With Two Sweet’N Lows
In 2008, The Smoking Gun obtained Taylor Swift’s tour rider, which stated that the star likes to have one Iced Caramel Latte with two Sweet’N Lows before 11 a.m. In addition to this, she also likes to have one Iced Americano with Two Sweet’N Lows with soy milk. In other words, it’s safe to say that Taylor Swift has a thing for Sweet’N Low.
5. Kim Kardashian
Drink: Soy Chai Latte
During a 2015 app livestream, a fan asked Kim Kardashian about what her go-to Starbucks order is. Her answer? A Soy Chai Latte or White Chocolate Mocha with whipped cream. The former drink involves, according to Starbucks, “Black tea infused with cinnamon, clove, and other warming spices is combined with steamed milk and topped with foam for the perfect balance of sweet and spicy.” Sweet and spicy — sounds exactly like Kim K.
6. Lady Gaga
Drink: Matcha Lemonade
Just like Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga is another celeb who loves a Starbucks collaboration. For her Born This Way Foundation, Gaga teamed up with the coffee chain to release these four dairy-free delights: Matcha Lemonade, Pink Drink, Ombré Pink Drink, and Violet Drink. 25 cents from each drink would be donated to her charity. Though we’re sure she loves all the drinks, Lady Gaga does have a favorite… “I adore the entire collection and I instantly fell in love with the Matcha Lemonade,” the singer stated, according to a Starbucks press release.
7. Katie Holmes
Drink: Half-Caf Grande Soy Latte
In an article detailing why a coffee cup is basically a celeb accessory, Fox News spoke to Tara Williams, a former Starbucks L.A. barista. When discussing some of the famous faces she’s served, Williams revealed, “Katie Holmes has a half-caf grande soy latte.” Basically, this means that Katie orders a latte that’s half-decaf, half-caffeinated. And rather than using real milk, she prefers soy milk.
8. Reese Witherspoon
Drink: Almond Soy Latte
When it’s time for Reese Witherspoon to place her order at Starbucks, Business Insider reports that she often goes for an almond soy latte. This essentially means that Reese likes to drink espresso with steamed soy milk and almond flavoring. In addition to almond, Delishably reports that one could also ask for other syrups, including vanilla, hazelnut, and raspberry. Several also have sugar-free versions.
9. Katy Perry
Drink: Vanilla Soy Latte
In 2014, Katy Perry made headlines after tweeting a shoutout to a Starbucks barista, named Jason, who helped her keep a low profile. This was after she ordered a vanilla soy latte from him. “She told me, ‘I know you’re freaking out and I appreciate you keeping this low profile. I’m just here to do a little shopping,’” Jason told Starbucks in a press release. “Then she asked if there’s anything she can do for me.” Jason responded that she could shake his hand, so she did and then left. Later, she sent out the infamous tweet:
10. Kylie Jenner
Drink: Caramel Frappuccino
In 2012, during an #AskKylie session on Twitter, Kylie responded to a fan question asking what her favorite Starbucks drink is. The answer? “Carmel frap :),” with a smiley face no less. However, it seems that when Kylie isn’t in the mood for caffeine, she goes for a Passion Tea Lemonade with Raspberry Sweetener. You can see her holding one here.
11. James McAvoy
Drink: Tall Dark
…and handsome. According to Reddit user monomie, actor James McAvoy gets a tall dark, meaning that he gets a tall plain dark roast coffee. So if you’ve ever wondered what Professor X likes to drink on his time off, wonder no more. Now, the only question is: Does James add cream and sugar on his own? Or, does it he prefer is just the way it is?
12. Khloé Kardashian
Drink: Venti, Seven Pump, No Water, Chai Latte
Yes, this is quite the order. In June of this year, when Kylie and Khloé sat down for a Q&A, Khloé was asked about her favorite Starbucks order. In response, she said, “Venti, seven pump, no water, chai latte.” Like the rest of us, Kylie was confused about the “seven pump” part, so Khloé clarified, saying, “[It’s] just a little extra fabulousness. Chai!” Well, Khloé clearly knows what she likes… and what she likes it a whole lot of chai.
13. Hugh Jackman
Drink: Grande Dark Red-eye
Hugh Jackman, another member of the X-Men squad, likes to get a “grande dark red eye” from Starbucks, according to Reddit user veddermom. So yes, even Hugh Jackman’s coffee order sounds like something a superhero would drink. But, what exactly is a “red-eye”? Hack The Menu explains that this drink is a regular coffee with an extra shot of espresso in it. No wonder why Wolverine always has so much energy.
14. Bill Nye
Drink: Tall Coconut Milk Caramel Machiatto
In a Reddit thread asking Starbucks baristas if they’ve ever served a celebrity, someone (whose username has since been deleted) answered that they once prepared an order for Bill Nye. Yes, the science guy! He ordered a Tall Coconut Milk Caramel Machiatto. As for his personality, the barista added, “He was awesome and also tired — he was on his book tour and doing a signing next door to our store.” Hopefully that drink helped perk him up.
15. Alexis Bledel
Drink: Tall Vanilla Latte
“Alexis Bledel came into my store once. I didn’t acknowledge to her the fact that I recognized her, barista faithlane posted on Reddit. “She looked completely exhausted so I’m sure the last thing she would have wanted was for the rest of my partners (who absolutely adore her) to freak out knowing she was there.” And as for the Gilmore Girls actress’s drink, it was a Tall Vanilla Latte. We have a feeling that Rory would be proud.
16. Colin Firth
Drink: Grande Soy Latte
If you’re looking for a fun fact to throw out at your next party, look no further. According to Reddit user Prophoto2, Colin Firth likes to order not one Grande Soy Latte — but two! However, they were so dedicated to getting their work done that they didn’t even notice it was him. “Made two grande soy lattes for Colin, called them out, moved on to the next drink, dude said thanks, I said sure, and he walked away. A few minutes later my shift lead was like, bro did you not recognize him?” It happens to the best of us, honestly.