Bonus sneak peek: Reserve Ethiopia Konga
While we were there, Starbucks invited us to try their latest flavor in the Reserve line, Ethiopia Konga. The stuff is dropping next Tuesday, and if you're a fan of surprisingly fruity, low-acid coffees, you're going to be very into this. Keep an eye out for it at your nearest Reserve location (it'll have that star and upper-case "R" logo out front).
The Flat White isn't exactly revolutionary, but Crocodile Dundee might've been onto something here. This new permanent player fits right into the existing Starbucks "espresso beverage" line, with just enough of an edge to set it apart from the rest of the foamy pack. Try one out if you're looking to switch up your usual order, or just want your roommate who spent a semester abroad in Sydney in 2009 to finally shut up about it.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and probably isn't Starbucks barista material. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.