Starbucks has launched a new range of coffee in Italy that contains an unexpected ingredient - olive oil.
The 'Oleato' range will add a spoonful of Partanna cold-pressed extra-virgin oil to Starbucks's arabica coffee, and will come to the US, UK, Japan and the Middle East later this year.
Starbucks say the result is a 'velvety smooth, delicately sweet and lush coffee that uplifts each cup with an extraordinary new flavour and texture'.
Coffees that will have the option of including olive oil are the latte, iced shaken espresso and the golden foam cold brew.
In some shops, customers will be able to add a 'press' of olive oil - about a spoonful - to a drink of their choice. The beverage will then be infused with the oil or an infused golden foam can be added on top.
The 'Oleato' range will add a spoonful of Partanna cold-pressed extra-virgin oil to Starbucks' arabica coffee
Howard Schultz, Starbucks' interim executive officer, said the drinks were inspired by his trips to Italy and the experience of Italian coffee.
He said: 'During my first trip to Milan in 1983, I was captivated by the sense of community, connection, and passion for coffee I found in the city's espresso bars.
'It was that trip that inspired me to bring the ritual of handcrafted espresso to Starbucks and to America.
'Oleato represents the next revolution in coffee that brings together an alchemy of nature's finest ingredients - Starbucks arabica coffee beans and Partanna cold-pressed ext...