It’s been a pretty #blessed year for Harry Potter fans. We’ve had the promise of a brand new Harry Potter book aka The Cursed Child, a new HP theme park opening in California (Accio plane tickets because I want to go so badly), and JK Rowling generally slaying all and sundry on Twitter.
And now, those coffee wizards at Starbucks have magicked up a latte that essentially is a caffeinated version of Butterbeer. What a time to be alive and a bit too obsessed with a wizard-themed book series.
Called the ‘Smoke Butterscotch Latte’, the new drink involves steamed milk, espresso and smoked butterscotch sauce and toppings. It’s inspired by the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, where customers and Starbucks fans from around the world can get a “fully immersive, sensory experience” – which is nice and all, but literally who cares about anything other than the fact this is CAFFEINATED BUTTERBEER.
But before you consider a cheeky trip to Starbucks as a cheaper alternative to visiting Harry Potter World in Orlando, where you can buy a boozy version of the beverage, we have some bad news.
As ever with amazing Harry Potter themed things, you can only get your Butterbeer coffee fix in AMERICA because they get everything first and life isn’t fair.
FFS Starbucks, you brought the sickly sweet abomination that was the Pumpkin Spice Latte over here, can’t you sling a bit of Butterbeer across the pond for those of us who genuinely considered petitioning Thorpe Park/Chessington World of Adventures to build a Harry Potter World? Why can’t we have nice things.
We’re crossing everything that the overlords at Starbucks come to their senses and make Butterscotch lattes global. Otherwise we’re going to have to commandeer the Weasley’s flying car.
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