Unleash your inner barista with this easy Starbucks Oleato Caffe Latte copycat recipe! Perfectly blending the unique taste of coffee with the healthy richness of olive oil and oat milk, this recipe captures the distinct flavors of the much-loved Starbucks drink. Say goodbye to long lines and hello to homemade luxury. Find out how to make coffee with olive oil at home.
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What Makes the Starbucks Oleato™ Caffé Latte With Oatmilk So Unique
There’s something strange going on at your neighborhood Starbucks. Baristas are putting olive oil in coffee, and customers aren’t complaining. The new Starbucks Oleato line of olive oil-infused coffee drinks was created after the CEO took a trip to Sicily, Italy, and was introduced in Seattle Starbucks stores.
Coffee and olive oil may seem like two things that shouldn’t go together, but once you try it, you’ll wonder why you never thought of doing it before. After all, we put fat-heavy cream in our coffee all the time, and adding a chunk of butter to coffee was trending not too long ago.
So why not try the combination of oatmilk, espresso, and extra virgin olive oil for something deliciously different? Plus it’s dairy-free (but you can use regular milk if you want).
Why You Should Try This Recipe
If the sheer novelty of this coffee drink isn’t enough to make you want to try it, don’t forget the possible health benefits. Many people believe olive oil contains beneficial fats and other helpful components.
Whether or not you think that is true, there is always the taste factor. The olive oil adds a luxurious mouthfeel and texture to the drink and rounds out many of espresso’s sharper edges.
Ingredients You Will Need
For a Starbucks Oleato, you’ll need:
- Oat Milk
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Use the highest quality and freshest extra virgin olive oil for the best flavor. Check out the section on olive oil recommendations below for more information.
Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast is used in the restaurant to make the beverage, but you can opt for any other espresso roast, instant espresso, Moka, or regularly brewed coffee in this recipe.
Recommendations on Olive Oil
Starbucks uses high-end Partanna extra virgin olive oil. It is a premium product sold for a premium price. But you don’t have to spend more on olive oil than coffee. Trader Joe’s Giotto’s 100% Italian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Whole Foods 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil are great options that are a fraction of the price.
How to Make Starbucks Oleato Caffe Latte With Oat Milk
To make this drink:
- Stir together the olive oil and the oatmilk,
- Steam as usual. If you don’t have an espresso machine with a milk frother steaming wand, use a frothing pitcher or a frosting wand instead. Make sure to clean the steamer extra well right after steaming to prevent any olive oil flavors from lingering.
- Brew the espresso. See the Ingredients section above if you don’t have an espresso machine.
- Pour the espresso shot into the serving cup and add the steamed milk on top.
- Garnish with a few spoons of froth.
What Goes With This
Possible Variations of Olive Oil Coffee
At Starbucks, you can find a number of Starbucks’ Oleato drinks, like the Oleato Golden Foam Cold Brew, Oleato Iced Cortado, and the Oleato Iced Shaken Espresso with Oatmilk and Toffeenut. Unfortunately, you won’t find the Oleato Golden Foam Espresso Martini available at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan in the US, but feel free to make your own version of the drink.
If you feel like experimenting a bit with this recipe, here are a couple of suggestions to get you started:
- Make it an iced latte. Pour espresso over a full glass of ice. Whisk two teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil with oatmilk and pour over the ice.
- Make it sweet. Sweeten the drink with a tablespoon of Classic Starbucks Simple Syrup or your favorite flaved sweetener. Or, for a sweet vanilla flavor, try using Starbucks Vanilla Syrup instead.
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- Chocolate Cream Cold Brew
- Cinnamon Dolce Latte
- Iced Matcha Latte
- Iced Sugar Cookie Latte
- Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
- Vanilla Latte
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Starbucks Oleato Caffe Latte
- ½ cup oat milk
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 ounces espresso (2 shots)
- Steam and froth oat milk with olive oil.
- Pour espresso into a cup.
- Add steamed and frothed milk. Stir to combine.