A blender and a creative barista in California created the Frappuccino. Denise Campion, a 20-year-old Starbucks employee in Los Angeles, received permission from the company's headquarters to trial an iced blended coffee drink at her location. Starbucks introduced the Frappuccino at all of its locations in the United States and Canada two years later. Coffee and mocha were the first two flavors to be introduced.
The options are truly unlimited. Starbucks Frappuccinos are iced coffee drinks topped with whipped cream and syrup. Like milkshakes, there are endless Frappuccino flavor options. The texture is an issue with homemade frappuccinos.
Xanthan gum powder used to thicken and prevent separation in ice cream, salad dressing, yogurt, and spreads is also used in Frappuccino.
Are you not a coffee drinker? You can still have a Frappuccino. Vanilla Bean, Strawberry, Double Chocolate Chip, and Matcha Green Tea are the most popular coffee-free Frappuccinos (though this one does contain caffeine).
One of the most effective ways to cut calories is to have nonfat (or non-dairy) milk or sugar-free syrups and no whipped cream.
Other Questions about Coffee
Questions not about coffee (but important to coffee)
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).