Starbucks Barista Shares New Vitamix Cold Foam Maker
People are particular about their coffee. After a Starbucks employee showcased his store’s new froth mixer on TikTok, commenters made their thoughts known.
TikTok creator Graham (@grahamgraham88) usually posts videos on how to make various Starbucks drinks. He debuted the new frother, a Vitamix portable blender, in a video posted May 23. As of May 26, the video has garnered 235,000 views and nearly 8,300 likes.
we have the new mixers!
♬ original sound – Graham
“Look, we just got them. New foamers! Graham said in the clip.
The upbeat Canadian creator explained that he would be making a vanilla-iced blonde latte with cold white mocha foam to test out the new mixer.
“I haven’t even used it,” Graham said before trying out the new tool and topping an iced latte with the resulting cold froth.
Viewers in the comments section were not impressed with the new gadget.
“I can tell texture is off already,” one person wrote. Graham replied, “oopsie… I’ll try again tomorrow.
“Why did it look like curdled milk,” asked a second.
“What is this new machine called?” another questioned. “[It] it doesn’t really seem to work very well, it shouldn’t look like that for cold foam.
Someone else commented that the cream exceeded the maximum fill line of the mixer. Another remarked, “The foam looks watery.”
Graham responded to that last viewer, writing, “oooopppssss! It’s definitely not runny because I didn’t add any water, but I put a bit too much sweet cream in the frother so it doesn’t froth like it should.
According to the company’s website, Starbucks launched cold foam at its Seattle roasting stash in 2014 and introduced it to other locations in 2018.
“While rich, steamy foam has been a hallmark of Starbucks coffee since the 1980s, cold foam is a modern take on the classic as the perfect finish to cold drinks,” the company wrote in an announcement. of 2018.
In other Starbucks news this month, one customer shared all the extravagant free Starbucks birthday drinks she’s ordered, and another claimed a barista gave her soy milk instead of oat milk, which caused him an allergic reaction on a commuter train.
The Daily Dot reached out to Graham via Instagram direct message and Starbucks and Vitamix via email for comment.
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*First published: May 26, 2023, 9:02 p.m. CDT
Eric Webb is a Texas-based and nationally award-winning pop culture critic, journalist, and arts and entertainment editor.