Green Coffee Extract

Reimagine the way you think about coffee.

natural energy from green coffee extract

We’re really excited about the latest breakthrough in coffee - Green Coffee Extract.

All coffee starts as a green bean. Now there’s a reason to keep it that way. Traditionally, after coffee is harvested, green coffee beans are roasted to bring out the dark colors and bold flavors coffee is famous for.

But now, Starbucks is using an innovative process to pull the naturally occurring caffeine and other good stuff from 100% green arabica coffee beans before they are roasted. The result is Green Coffee Extract - the natural energy from coffee, but with none of the coffee flavor.

Experience natural energy from Green Coffee Extract for yourself in new Starbucks Refreshers™ beverages.

Our Green Coffee Expert

Brian Smith, Director of Global Beverage Innovation

Our resident Green Coffee Extract guru, Brian Smith, is just the person to tell you all about Starbucks latest innovation. Brian knows the ins and outs of Green Coffee Extract and he’s here to answer your questions.

Q. Does Green Coffee Extract taste like coffee?
A.Green Coffee Extract is coffee with a twist. Coffee gets its flavor when it is roasted. Because Green Coffee Extract is made with only unroasted, 100% arabica beans – yes, you read that correctly, unroasted coffee – it doesn't taste like traditional, roasted coffee. No coffee flavor. I promise. Just a refreshing break from the roasty norm.
Q. How is Green Coffee Extract made?
A. For those of you who are curious, this new take on coffee is made through an innovative process. We start with high-quality, green coffee beans. We soak the beans in water and pull out the caffeine and other good stuff. Then we dry the whole concoction down to create the concentrated essence and goodness of green coffee. That's Green Coffee Extract. No roasting. None of the steps that coffee beans typically take on their way to roasty perfection. So the end result is a natural source of energy which has no traditional coffee flavor.
Q. What is the caffeine level?
A. For all of you who want a gentle boost of natural energy, Green Coffee Extract is a new way to re-energize and recharge. Green Coffee Extract gives you the perfect amount of natural energy and moderate caffeine (between 60-85 mg in a Venti-sized drink, 24 fl oz).
Q. What else can you make with Green Coffee Extract?
A. Because Green Coffee Extract is made from coffee before it is roasted – and because the roasting is what gives coffee its big, bold, roasty flavor –it can be used to add a touch of natural energy to just about anything without adding a coffee flavor. Do you have a great idea? We'd love to hear it.
Q. What other benefits does Green Coffee Extract offer?
A. I wish I could say: Wit. Wisdom. Invisibility. Clairvoyance. Nobel Prize–winning smarts. But none of that would be true. Green Coffee Extract is really about offering you a bit more natural energy with a twist on coffee that is perfectly refreshing and thirst-quenching.

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