Starbucks has one of the world’s most extensive espresso drink menus, with over 20 unique flavors and styles to consider.

When selecting the best espresso drink, you’ll want to know the most popular options.

The best Starbucks espresso drinks in 2024 include espressos, Americanos, flat whites, lattes, macchiatos, and mochas. Cinnamon dolce, caramel brulee, and white chocolate are some of the most popular flavors.

There are a lot of considerations when selecting the best espresso drink.

In this comprehensive guide, I’ll cover all your favorite espresso drinks from the 2024 Starbucks menu with descriptions, including the amount of caffeine and calories in each drink size.

Starbucks espresso menu: A complete overview

To simplify the process of discovering the best espresso drinks on Starbucks’ 2024 menu, I’ve compiled all the drinks from Starbucks’ hot coffee menu with their caffeine and caloric content.

This list includes all drinks made with espresso but excludes the brewed coffee options.

If you’re interested in Frappuccino options, check out my companion article detailing all the best Frappuccino drinks in 2024.

Espresso drink nameAmount of caffeineCalories per serving
EspressoBetween 75-300mgBetween 5-20 calories
Espresso con PannaBetween 75-300mgBetween 30-45 calories
CappuccinoBetween 75-150mgBetween 70-200 calories
Caffe AmericanoBetween 75-300mgBetween 5-15 calories
Flat whiteBetween 130-195mgBetween 110-290 calories
Honey almondmilk flat whiteBetween 150-225mgBetween 80-210 calories
Caffe latteBetween 75-150mgBetween 100-250 calories
Starbucks blonde vanilla latteBetween 85-170mgBetween 130-320 calories
Pistachio latteBetween 75-150mgBetween 150-400 calories
Caramel brulee latteBetween 75-150mgBetween 220-500 calories
Chestnut praline latteBetween 75-150mgBetween 190-410 calories
Sugar cookie almondmilk latteBetween 85-170mgBetween 90-230 calories
Cinnamon dolce latteBetween 75-150mgBetween 190-420 calories
Starbucks Reserve latteBetween 135-265mgBetween 110-290 calories
Starbucks Reserve hazelnut bianco latteBetween 135-200mgBetween 190-520 calories
Espresso macchiatoBetween 75-300mgBetween 10-25 calories
Caramel macchiatoBetween 75-150mgBetween 120-310 calories
Caffe mochaBetween 90-185mgBetween 200-450 calories
Peppermint mochaBetween 90-185mgBetween 240-540 calories
Peppermint white chocolate mochaBetween 75-150mgBetween 270-620 calories
Toasted white chocolate mochaBetween 75-150mgBetween 230-510 calories
White chocolate mochaBetween 75-150mgBetween 230-530 calories
Starbucks Reserve dark chocolate mochaBetween 135-265mgBetween 150-400 calories

Now that I’ve covered the basics of each drink, let’s dive into the delightful details of each Starbucks espresso drink of 2024.

1. Starbucks classic espresso

The Starbucks classic espresso is the perfect pick-me-up for those days when you need a little extra boost.

With hints of dark chocolate, caramel, and toasted nuts, it promises a delicious and refreshing way to tackle your day.

If you’re curious about how much espresso is right for you, check out this article detailing how many espresso shots are too much to drink in a day.

Three espresso shots stacked on top of each other.

Here are some details about the classic espresso with no extra toppings for each cup size:

  • Solo (0.75 oz or 22 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 5 calories
  • Doppio (1.5 oz or 44 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 10 calories
  • Triple (2.25 oz or 66 ml) has 225mg of caffeine and 15 calories
  • Quad (3 oz or 89 ml) has 300mg of caffeine and 20 calories

2. Espresso con Panna

The espresso con panna adds a heavenly dollop of whipped cream to the classic espresso.

When you want a little pick-me-up that smooths out the robustness of espresso, the espresso con panna is for you.

Homemade Espresso con Panna.

Here are some more specifics about the Starbucks espresso con panna:

  • Solo (0.75 oz or 22 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 30 calories
  • Doppio (1.5 oz or 44 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 35 calories
  • Triple (2.25 oz or 66 ml) has 225 of caffeine and 40 calories
  • Quad (3 oz or 89 ml) has 300mg of caffeine and 45 calories

If you want to learn how to make Starbucks whipped cream at home, check out this article here!

3. Starbucks classic cappuccino

The Starbucks classic cappuccino is a creamy and delicious coffee treat that will surely make you smile.

While traditionally made with steamed milk, vegan aficionados can choose cappuccinos with oat, soy, almond, or coconut milk.

Oatly oat milk.

Here are some quick facts about the cappuccino (with 2% steamed milk):

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 70 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 100 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 140 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 200 calories

4. Caffe Americano

The caffe Americano eases you into caffeinated bliss with a smoother and mellower flavor than the classic espresso. 

Americano coffee.

Whether you’re a regular coffee drinker or want to make your espresso drink last, the Americano is sure to jumpstart your day.

I recommend a drizzle of caramel or vanilla syrup if you need some extra flavor. Here are details on the Americano with no toppings:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 5 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 10 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 225mg of caffeine and 15 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 300mg of caffeine and 15 calories

5. Flat white

The flat white offers a minimalist approach to the joy of coffee and milk.

With a thin, flat layer of microfoam on top of a gorgeous espresso, you’ll surely fall in love with this drink.

Here’s some more information about the flat white’s caffeine and caloric content:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 130mg of caffeine and 110 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 130mg of caffeine and 170 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 195mg of caffeine and 220 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 195mg of caffeine and 290 calories

6. Honey almondmilk flat white

The honey almondmilk flat white is a dream come true for individuals looking for a dairy-free alternative.

The subtle sweetness of the honey pairs well with the nutty notes of almond milk and the robustness of the espresso.

If you’re curious, here’s some information to check out about the honey almondmilk flat white:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 80 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 120 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 225mg of caffeine and 170 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 225mg of caffeine and 210 calories

7. Caffe latte

There’s nothing better than taking a sip of a latte and tasting all the indulgent layers at once.

With espresso, a layer of steamed milk, and microfoam on top, texture and flavor go together to give you a warm and caffeinated hug.

Homemade upside-down latte.

You can try the other flavors or customize your own if you want. Here’s some quick info on the caffe latte without additions:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 100 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 150 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 190 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 250 calories

8. Starbucks blonde vanilla latte

The foamy textures of the latte pair well with sweet vanilla notes that give this espresso drink a balanced and velvety flavor.

Starbucks vanilla latte in a mug.

This drink is made with classic Starbucks blonde espresso beans, perfect for lovers of light roast coffee.

Check out this information about the Starbucks blonde vanilla latte:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 85mg of caffeine and 130 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 85mg of caffeine and 200 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 170mg of caffeine and 250 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 170mg of caffeine and 320 calories

9. Pistachio latte

With a sauce made from natural pistachios, the buttery and nutty notes from the pistachio latte will delight your taste buds.

This latte is a seasonal addition that alternates with the pumpkin spice latte.

And don’t worry, if you’re missing out on the pumpkin spice, you can make it at home with this recipe.

Pumpkin spice latte, ready to drink.

Here are some quick facts about the pistachio latte to get you started:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 150 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 230 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 320 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 400 calories

10. Caramel brulee latte

The caramel brulee latte is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Aside from the delicious flavors, my favorite part about this drink is the little caramel brulee bits that come on top.

Monin caramel sauce.

Are you wondering if the caramel brulee latte is for you?

This information can help you choose:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 220 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 310 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 410 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 500 calories

11. Chestnut praline latte

Make the holidays any time of year with the chestnut praline latte.

The seasonal spices in this drink make it both delicious and nostalgic.

You can find more information about the chestnut praline latte below:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 190 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 270 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 330 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 410 calories

12. Sugar cookie almondmilk latte

The sugar cookie almondmilk latte is an excellent dairy-free alternative for individuals who need a sweet and sumptuous pick-me-up.

This espresso drink is the perfect way to treat yourself on brisk and busy days.

If you’re curious about the details of this drink, I’ve presented them below:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 85mg of caffeine and 90 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 85mg of caffeine and 140 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 170mg of caffeine and 180 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 170mg of caffeine and 230 calories

13. Cinnamon dolce latte

Another holiday flavor you must check out is the cinnamon dolce latte.

Starbucks holiday cup.

The espresso’s robustness and the milk’s creaminess balance the fragrant cinnamon notes.

If you’re curious, below are the stats on this excellent Starbucks latte:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 190 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 270 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 340 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 420 calories

14. Starbucks Reserve latte

The Starbucks Reserve latte is a go-to choice for individuals who want a more substantial and premium espresso experience.

Made with rare and high-quality beans from select locations worldwide, the Reserve drinks offer an exciting coffee adventure you can embark on.

For more information, check out these quick facts about the Starbucks Reserve latte:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 135mg of caffeine and 110 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 135mg of caffeine and 180 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 135mg of caffeine and 230 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 265mg of caffeine and 290 calories

15. Starbucks Reserve hazelnut blanco latte

Take a trip with this specialty Reserve latte, which boasts nutty and sweet notes.

Using house-made hazelnut-praline infused milk and the exclusive Reserve espresso, this drink will boost your mood and energy on any day.

Here’s what to expect when ordering the Reserve hazelnut latte:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 135mg of caffeine and 190 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 135mg of caffeine and 310 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 135mg of caffeine and 380 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 200mg of caffeine and 520 calories

16. Espresso macchiato

The espresso macchiato is the perfect way to try this European delicacy, which involves an espresso shot with a small dollop of milk and foam.

Homemade macchiato.

If you want to add a bit of flavor, I recommend toasted vanilla syrup with cookie crumble toppings for a sweet and desserty drink.

Check out this information about the four sizes available:

  • Solo (0.75 oz or 22 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 10 calories
  • Doppio (1.5 oz or 44 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 15 calories
  • Triple (2.25 oz or 66 ml) has 225mg of caffeine and 20 calories
  • Quad (3 oz or 89 ml) has 300mg of caffeine and 25 calories

17. Caramel macchiato

This is my go-to drink at Starbucks to order on cold and windy days.

The powerful notes of the espresso macchiato are balanced with vanilla syrup, steamed milk, and caramel drizzle to dazzle and delight your day.

Homemade caramel macchiato coffee.

You can find some quick information about the caramel macchiato below:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 120 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 190 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 250 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 310 calories

18. Caffe mocha

Nothing pairs together like coffee and chocolate; the caffe mocha is the perfect example.

Full-bodied espresso is paired with bittersweet chocolate sauce and sweet whipped cream to indulge your senses.

Homemade mocha, ready to drink.

If you want to know more details about this drink, I’ve listed them below:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 90mg of caffeine and 200 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 95mg of caffeine and 290 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 175mg of caffeine and 370 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 185mg of caffeine and 450 calories

19. Peppermint mocha

Sip into a winter wonderland of flavors with the Starbucks peppermint mocha.

Lively colors complement the festive flavors, and gorgeous dark chocolate swirls dance atop the foam.

Below is some quick information to help you decide if this is the mocha for you:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 90mg of caffeine and 240 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 95mg of caffeine and 350 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 175mg of caffeine and 440 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 185mg of caffeine and 540 calories

20. Peppermint white chocolate mocha

The toasted white chocolate mocha is Starbucks’ most beautiful espresso drink.

This mocha will inspire your day with caramelized white chocolate, pink sugar sparkles, and delightful white pearls.

I’ve listed more information about the four sizes available below:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 270 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 400 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 510 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 620 calories

21. Toasted white chocolate mocha

Try a variation on the gorgeous mocha with this toasted white chocolate variation.

The white chocolate sauce boasts notes of marshmallows and holiday spice with festive sprinkles on top.

For more information about the drinks available, check out the list below:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 230 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 330 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 420 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 510 calories

22. White chocolate mocha

The white chocolate mocha has easygoing and smooth flavors to boost your productivity while putting a smile on your face.

The delicious white chocolate sauce pairs beautifully with the coffee’s robustness and the whipped cream’s velvety texture.

White chocolate latte.

If you’re curious about the sizes available, here’s some additional info:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 230 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 75mg of caffeine and 340 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 430 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 150mg of caffeine and 530 calories

23. Starbucks Reserve dark chocolate mocha

If you want a little pep, try out the Starbucks Reserve dark chocolate mocha, which boasts significantly more caffeine than the other mocha variants. 

The bitterness of the dark chocolate pairs beautifully with the bold notes of espresso and is balanced by rich complements of cream.

A dark chocolate bar.

If you’re curious about the details of each of the four sizes, I’ve listed them below:

  • Short (8 oz or 237 ml) has 135mg of caffeine and 150 calories
  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml) has 135mg of caffeine and 240 calories
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml) has 135mg of caffeine and 320 calories
  • Venti (20 oz or 710 ml) has 265mg of caffeine and 400 calories

More great Starbucks drinks

Ready to learn more about what kind of drinks Starbucks has?

Great!

Below you will find all the lists I’ve created so far:

And for even more information about Starbucks, check out the Starbucks hub here!

Conclusion

In conclusion, it seems clear that there is something for everyone when ordering an espresso drink from Starbucks.

Whether you are stopping in for a cup of coffee and want a smaller, less sweet drink or want to switch up your daily routine with a decadent mocha-based favorite, the possibilities are practically endless.

Ultimately, no matter what you order from Starbucks’ espresso menu, you’ll surely find something perfectly suited to your taste buds!

So why not have fun and get creative with your espresso-based Starbucks orders?

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