16. Classic Chai Tea Latte
Nutritional info: 240 calories, 42 grams sugar
I used to order this chai before I'd go in to work an early shift at Barnes and Noble. This was a decade ago, back when people were still reading books made out of paper. That chai gave me the energy to correctly alphabetize all the Margaret Atwood novels. The drink hasn't changed since then, and after drinking one, I'm pretty sure I could still remember to shelve Alias Grace before The Blind Assassin.
15. Caffè Latte
Nutritional info: 190 calories, 17 grams sugar
Steamed milk, espresso. You get a layer of foam on top. I love when the foam hits your top lip, supporting it like a little milk pillow as you draw warm espresso into your mouth. I'm a little shocked I liked this more than some of their flavored lattes, especially considering my well-documented child-like love for sugary flavors, but this simple drink delivers.
14. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Nutritional info: 380 calories, 50g sugar
It's back! Again! You've had this drink a million times, and at least 2 million times if you've ever used the hashtag "basic" on Instagram. I'm not judging, I've had it 3 million times, probably. It’s one of the best pumpkin spice lattes in the game (and it has real pumpkin). Plus it comes with one of the most delicious coffee toppings in the game -- a mix of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove atop a healthy dollop of whipped cream.
13. Cool Lime Starbucks Refreshers
Nutritional info: 60 calories, 14 grams sugar
I always like when a drink lives up to its name! You’ll certainly feel refreshed after drinking this, as it’s like a more intense Gatorade Lime (with actual lime slices to boot!). But what’s really refreshing about this sucker is that it only has 14 grams of sugar! Holy moly that is low for Starbucks. If you’re watching your sugar intake, you should consider ordering ‘em over spring and summer.
12. Matcha Green Tea Latte
Nutritional info: 240 calories, 32 grams sugar
This is one soothing beverage. There's the earthy green tea essence mixed with the sweetness of the warm milk and a layer of foam, and I'm hooked. If you need a break from coffee and love green tea, this is a can't-miss.
11. Flat White
Nutritional info: 220 calories, 17 grams sugar
While this tastes like a glass of warm milk with coffee flavoring to me, it actually has plenty of espresso -- two ristretto shots and steamed whole milk. Whatever's in it, it's delicious. You also get a smooth and not-at-all bitter coffee finish, too. So much warm milk you'll want to go to bed after drinking this. Also, my colleague was shown how Starbucks makes these, which is pretty cool.