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 was started in 2007, focusing first on coffee machines, then marketing for coffee and food and beverage companies. Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
OCM has also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of the modules are running in the Singapore Skillsfuture Classes in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes.
For the readers (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).
To connect with coffee and F&B practitioners, join our growing F&B group on Linkedin (20 000 and growing).