White Chocolate Mochas, Caramel Frappuccinos, Cinnamon Dolce Lattes, Caffè Mistos – the list of Starbucks beverages is extensive, with new ones being added regularly and seasonal ones quickly becoming all-time favourites (Peppermint Mocha, anyone?).
Like any coffee order, a person’s Starbucks order can say a lot about them.
Are they high maintenance if they order a Frappuccino, or only if they’re specific in their number of syrup pumps, espresso shots and ice quantity? Are Americanos reserved for broke college students who need the extra java without the hefty price tag, or for people who just want “plain coffee” and don’t know how to order it? Are iced coffees and lattes the sole property of moms who are busy rushing through their errands and need the boost?
We think that, like coffee, your astrological sign can say a lot about you as a person, so why not combine the two? Starbucks has become such a staple in our society, so find out if your fave drink matches your sign.
24 Capricorn: On-The-Go Americano
Driven Capricorn is a no-nonsense kind of coffee drinker, without any added frills or froth.
They have classic, refined tastes, and prefer something they can sip on the go as they run about their busy lives.
The standard Americano sounds fancy, but is really just espresso and water – ideal for getting their required caffeine fix without sweetening things up or making a drink into a dessert. Quick to prepare, this beverage choice can be ready moments after ordering – plus, it’s relatively cheap, which is good for the financially practical Cap.
23 Capricorn: An Espresso To Keep Up
Capricorn is always go, go, go, and they never have any time to waste. They tend to run themselves thin by taking on more than they can handle (although, somehow, they always manage to handle it), and they need a Starbucks bevvie that can carry them through a hectic day.
Enter the espresso, in whatever amount of shots required to help Capricorn power on through.
It’s not a fussy drink choice and is refined enough to appeal to the occasionally snooty airs put on by this Earth sign.
22 Aquarius: A London Fog To Be Different
The exotically-named London Fog appeals to the intellectual Aquarius for the reason that it’s something new they feel they’ve “discovered,” and thus, not a common order at the coffee chain’s counter.
Made of Earl Grey tea, milk, vanilla, and perhaps a drizzle of honey, this beverage is like a warm hug with just enough of a unique flavour to keep things interesting for the Air sign.
Plus, the natural flavours of bergamot, vanilla and honey are definitely attractive to this humanitarian-minded sign.
21 Aquarius: Unicorn Frappuccino To Power Through
On the total flip side, the Aquarius could also choose the famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) Unicorn Frappuccino. Aquarius is lively, social and enjoys having a good time with friends seeking out new adventures. (All that sugar will help them power through, that’s for sure!)
They’re great listeners, but still manage to draw attention to them, much like the bright, vibrant colours of the Unicorn Frap.
Aquarius can also run a little hot and cold, keeping people on their toes, like the sour-sweet flavour change of this Instagrammable beverage.
20 Pisces: Get Spiritual Iced Matcha Latte
Kind, compassionate, and sensitive, Pisces wants a drink that is soothing, creating a relaxing atmosphere. No caffeine spikes or sugar crashes here!
A matcha latte, made with powdered green tea, is perfect for the gentle and wise Water sign, as matcha has a rich history that involves the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, which has long been regarded as a meditative, spiritual ritual.
Making it iced brings in the Pisces ruling element of Water, something to which this sign is always drawn.
19 Pisces: Dream Away With A Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino
Pisces exists in a world of pure imagination, suspended in daydreams and intoxicated by romance. This sign loves to see the best in people, sometimes to their own detriment, as if they had on rose-coloured glasses. An equally sweet and rosy beverage, the Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino doesn’t actually contain any caffeine and tastes as sugary and nostalgic as a strawberry milkshake. Topping it off with a cloud of whipped cream is basically the way a Pisces would like to float away, towards sweet dreams.
18 Aries: Red Eye Iced Coffee Is Intense Enough
The leader in everything, this Fire sign is always rushing headfirst into the next thing (often without totally understanding the risks involved). Much like a Red Eye Iced Coffee, Aries is fit to burst with tons of energy, thanks to the addition of a shot of espresso (or two) in a regular cup of coffee.
Making it iced allows it to be downed more easily, because this sign waits for nothing!
However, a few too many of these and Aries will be staying up all night – wait, what was it we said about not considering the consequences again?
17 Aries: Java Chip Frappuccino For Some Oomph
Bold and adventurous, Aries is also the youngest of the 12 astrological signs, making them kind of like the kid of the star signs. And really, what is a Frappuccino but a caffeinated milkshake? The Java Chip Frap from Starbucks gets an extra dose of sweetness and playfulness with the help of blended chocolate chip and, while this Frappuccino is available in a non-caffeinated version, the spunky and spontaneous Aries needs a little extra oomph to get through their day (and a little whipped cream and chocolate syrup never hurt!).
16 Taurus: No-Fuss Iced Latte
Taurus is a fairly uncomplicated and reliable sign, partly due to the fact that their ruling element is Earth. They know what they like and don’t need a whole lot of fuss. Plus, once they find something they enjoy, they will stick to it. The Iced Latte is similarly uncomplicated, as a classic Starbucks staple beverage. With Taurus, like with an iced latte, you know what you’re getting. If this sign is feeling in need of a little extra sweetness, there’s always the option of a flavoured syrup!
15 Taurus: Get Amped-Up Pink Drink
On the total flip side, we have the Pink Drink, one of the biggest Starbucks summer beverage hits. An amped-up Strawberry Açaí Refresher made with the addition of coconut milk instead of water, the aptly-named drink is also one of the power colours of this feminine Earth sign. Plus, with extra-hydrating elements like coconut water and the superfood açaí , Taurus can feel good about drinking something a little fancier. Plus, this sign does love their aesthetics, and what’s more Instagrammable than the Pink Drink?
14 Gemini: The Newest Frappuccino On The Menu
Curious and playful, Gemini is always in search of the next best thing. Ordering the newest Frappuccino on the Starbucks menu allows them to be that person, the type who gets to be first and introduce others to their newest discovery.
The social part of this sign means that they could make getting the newest Frap an experience, one that can be shared with their large social circle!
And, thanks to social media (you know these people have loads of followers), they can snap a pic to share with everyone who didn’t come along!
13 Gemini: Strawberry Smoothie
For all of their great qualities, Gemini is also the sign that tends to get bored easily. They often jump from activity to activity and person to person, so getting stuck in a rut is about the last thing they want to do. Switching up their regular coffee routine with something fun and fruity, like a Strawberry Smoothie, gives them a new perspective on their day. Anyone could order an iced coffee or a caramel macchiato, but Gemini knows that sometimes you want something a little different.
12 Cancer: Warm Up Chai Latte
Cancer is sweet and sensitive, but they also have a tendency to be pretty moody and jealous.
Chai lattes, while cozy and evocative of feelings of autumn leaves and warm scarves, also packs a little bit of exotic spice to make things more interesting.
Black pepper, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, clove and star anise make for a complex flavour that is tempered with it being a tea-based drink, rather than something as harsh or bitter as coffee – kind of like how a Cancer needs to be around just the right people lest they bring out their darker side.
11 Cancer: The Nostalgic Vanilla Latte
Warm and comforting, Vanilla Lattes are homey drinks, the kind ordered by your mom when she’s feeling a little fancier. You wrap two hands around a vanilla latte, and the introspective, introverted Cancer is drawn to something cozy.
Vanilla is one of the most popular scents and flavours, and something that evokes nostalgic memories of baking cookies or scented candles.
For the family-oriented Cancer, a Vanilla Latte gives them all the warm and fuzzy feelings they could want!
Adding a sprinkle of vanilla sugar ups that sweetness.
10 Leo: Dare To Be Different With Secret Menu Items
Confident, extroverted Leo craves the spotlight. She wants to be the center of attention at all times, and what else on the Starbucks menu gets more attention that their elusive secret menu items?
The brainchildren of creative baristas (or pump-happy customers), the famed Starbucks secret menu is all about indulgence, much like the excessive Leo.
Items like Red Velvet Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino and Cotton Candy Frappuccino are camera-ready and just high maintenance enough to appeal to this dramatic Fire sign.
9 Leo: Be Vibrant With A Passion Tea Lemonade
Born under the element of Fire, Leo doesn’t understand the meaning of “understated”. This sign is, frankly, the furthest thing from subtle. Leo is driven by passion, so what better match for their fiery attitude than a Passion Tea Lemonade? This refreshing Starbucks beverage is a gorgeous pink colour (perfect for the 'Gram) and described as “vibrant,” thanks to its mixture of hibiscus, lemongrass and apple. It's certainly sweet enough for a sign that never likes to deprive themselves of anything.
8 Virgo: Iced Coffee Is All About Practicality
Virgo is a practical sign, and refuses to be drawn in by any nonsense. They’re also extremely hard-working, which means getting to a hot coffee before it becomes lukewarm is pretty unlikely for this Earth sign. An Iced Coffee is a classic Starbucks choice, and one that’s pretty hard to mess up, which is ideal for this sign who is known to nit-pick. Venturing outside their comfort zone doesn’t appeal to this sign who would rather look (and look again) before they leap, so an Iced Coffee keeps things short, sweet and simple.
7 Virgo: Staying Healthy With A Matcha Latte
As the Earth mother, Virgo is more in touch with her element than the other signs. She finds solace and peace in nature (which is semi-surprising, given how dirty nature can be and how obsessively clean Virgo is).
A matcha tea latte is earthy enough to appeal to this sign, and they feel like they’re doing their body good by drinking it.
After all, green tea is proven to improve brain function, lower the risk of diabetes and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, just to name a few benefits – all of which tick the necessary boxes for logical, practical Virgo.
6 Libra: Strawberry Açaí Refresher Is All About That Balance
Another sign that has pink as one of their colours, Libra is best suited to the delicious Strawberry Açaí Refresher.
Lightly caffeinated, this drink is perfect for the harmonious and peaceful Libra.
A sign that has an eye for beauty and a love for aesthetics, the gorgeous colours of this drink make it perfect for social media, and the flavours are light enough to tantalize the tastebuds of this Air sign. Something stronger, like a coffee or even a spicy tea, might be too much for this delicate sign.
5 Libra: Cozy Up With A Pumpkin Spice Latte
Libra is lucky to be born during the most beautiful season of the year: fall. With its rich colours and romance, this Venus-ruled sign is totally in her element! Libra is obsessed with fall and its classic flavours, so a Pumpkin Spice Latte is totally her drink. The warmth of the cinnamon and other spices is balanced by sweetness to give her those cozy feelings that make her want to snuggle up under a plaid blanket with a special someone.
4 Scorpio: There's More Than Meets The Eye With A Caramel Macchiato
On the surface, Scorpio is one of the harsher signs. They are uncompromising and can hold a grudge like no other. They also tend to have dark sides that mask the inner sweetness that they possess.
Like a Caramel Macchiato, this sign is full of complexities, but are still enjoyable once you get to know them a little better!
Unlike some other Starbucks beverages, the Caramel Macchiato isn’t quite as sugary if ordered normally. “Macchiato” is defined as “marked”, which also alludes to some of the secrecy stowed away inside this sign.
3 Scorpio: Add Some Spice With A Chile Mocha
Scorpio can be warm and comforting to those they love, and when they fall in love, it’s kind of a forever deal.
This sign is known for their passion and fire, despite being a Water sign, and so they can be best represented by a Chile Mocha, which uses cayenne chili spices to really draw out the depth of cocoa flavour for a drink that is warm, but could burn you if you don’t watch out.
2 Sagittarius: Peach Green Tea Lemonade For The Rule-Breaker
Sagittarius should be drinking something that’s as calm, refreshing and bright as a Peach Green Tea Lemonade – it’s like sunshine in a glass! This Fire sign is an idealist who values freedom, travel and philosophy, and what drink could be considered more meditative than something involving green tea?
Adding peach tea and lemonade to this iced beverage takes it from ordinary to extra-special, which is perfect for this rule-breaker.
The fruity flavours also make Sag think of the outdoors, where they prefer to be.
1 Sagittarius: Flat White Is Just Different Enough
A drink that originated in Australia before making its way here, the Flat White appeals to the wanderlust that afflicts every Sagittarius at some point.
It’s exotic enough to be attractive, but a favourite among the locals so that Sagittarius doesn’t feel like a tourist – just someone who enjoys a good cup of coffee (and knows how they like it).
With its velvety consistency, the Flat White is best sipped at a leisurely pace while the travel-hungry Sag is taking in the sights on their next great adventure.