Nitro Cascara Cloud and the Dirty Chai: New beverages at Starbucks Reserve Bars.

1 - 1 - Nitro Cloud and Dirty Chai 2017 July 05 - 1Your local Starbucks Reserve Bar is introducing two new delicious drinks beginning July 11, 2017. Don’t go looking for these at your core neighborhood Starbucks store – these drinks are exclusive to Reserve Bars, and there’s roughly 40 of them worldwide. The two new drinks are only available in United States and Canada Reserve Bar stores. You’ll Reserve Bars at 1st and University in Seattle, in Chicago’s Wrigleyville,  a newly-opened Reserve Bar in Dallas, Texas, two Reserve Bar stores in New York City, a store in Redwood City, California, a new Reserve Bar in Waikiki and many other cities.

I got an early preview of these two new drinks, and love them! Here they are:


Starbucks Nitro Cascara Cloud: For the Starbucks Nitro Cascara Cloud, Starbucks found inspiration from cascara, which is made from the dried fruit of the coffee cherry itself. The beverage is made with nitrogen-infused Starbucks Reserve Cold Brew, slow-steeped to bring out its dark chocolate body, berry notes, and rich, port-like flavor. The beverage starts with vanilla bean syrup, and then a long pour of the Nitro Cold Brew.  It is topped with a velvety, merengue-like cold foam made with milk and cascara  syrup, and finished with a dash of cascara sugar. The Cold Brew at Reserve Bars is often the famed Reserve Micro Blend No. 11, made with a blend of Sun Dried Ethiopia and Guatemala Antigua.

You might remember that in Starbucks stores everywhere in the US and Canada, this past January the Cascara Latte was a promotional, seasonal beverage.

Starbucks Nitro Dirty Chai: In coffeehouse lingo, a dirty chai is a hybrid of coffee and tea, often made as a chai tea latte with a shot of espresso. Starbucks Nitro Dirty Chai is made with  classic chai spindle-blended with cream, poured into the glass and topped with Nitro Cold Brew made with Reserve Cold Brew. The result is a rich, layered beverage with a creamy texture and a head of rich and airy chai foam.

Even if you don’t want to try these two delicious creations, be sure to try Reserve Cold Brew which is the perfect meld of berry notes and rich flavor from Micro Blend No. 11.

The Reserve Bars also use their spindle blender for delicious creations featuring Mora’s Ice Cream, a small Bainbridge Island, Washington ice creamery. You’ll find a spindle-blended Cold Brew Malt, and other ice cream creations in the Reserve Bar stores.

Feel free to use one of your Starbucks Rewards to try one of these drinks totally free!

I especially liked the Nitro Dirty Chai. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, spice, and lots of coffee-forward flavor.

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One customer favorite staple of the Reserve Bar locations is the Melrose, which is cold brew coffee with bitters, finished with a cherry. Another excellent drink that I have to recommend!

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  • Tex

    This post brings up my biggest gripe about the store finder — nowhere does it let you filter for Reserve Bars, nor (as far as I’ve seen…) does a complete list of them appear. With just 40 worldwide surely somebody can post a list. I also wish they would use some kind of special signage so you can pick out stores with Reserve products on sight from the street (maybe use black instead of green behind the siren in the logo, like the Coffee Master aprons). Seems only the Roastery is signed in such a way that you know it’s a special location and not a Dairy Queen like the core stores are all summer…

  • Tex

    So I fill out the customer service form to ask where the Reserve Bars are located. Time to “shame” Starbucks CS — pasted below is the absolutely useless answer I received after waiting FIVE DAYS for a reply. Amazing.
    Let me start off by thanking you for your patience while waiting for a response.
    I’d be more than happy to assist you with this matter!
    Our coffee is also widely available at many of locations in North America, including Starbucks retail stores and at grocery stores. For assistance in finding a Starbucks retail location, please visit our store locator at:
    If you ever have any questions or concerns in the future, please visit us at

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