Starbucks Canada: Cloud Macchiato Review

Diana Chan March 12, 2019 British Columbia, Cafe

Starbucks in Canada and US just launched their new Cloud Macchiato beverages featuring whipped cold foam made by combining 2% milk with Cloud Powder and a hint of flavour. In a blender, they whipped this up to a light foam consistency. Alternatively, you can have this with a milk alternative like soy if you’re lactose intolerant.

The whipped cold foam is then topped with espresso and finished with Starbucks signature caramel drizzle cross-hatch. Macchiato means “marked” in Italian, and the espresso shots “mark” the whipped cold foam. The name Cloud refers to the texture of the finished product.

This comes in 2 types – Caramel Cloud Macchiato or Cinnamon Cloud Macchiato in iced or hot versions. I went with the caramel since it sounded more delicious to me.

The caramel cloud macchiato was 75% whipped cold foam and then 25% espresso with a bit of sweetener at the bottom. The cold foam is very airy, so the whole drink is very light overall. It comes with a sippable lid, so when you take a sip, you get a bit of foam and the espresso. It’s not too bad but I would get it half sweet so there is a better balance between the foam and espresso. I like my drinks a bit more on the bold side.


About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

1 Comment

  1. Connie Leung March 17, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Wonder if you can buy cloud powder here??

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