The latte factor just got a little less relevant.
On Tuesday, Starbucks will launch portable, less expensive versions of two of its most popular beverages, its caffè mocha and vanilla latte drinks, in the U.S. and Canada, the company confirmed to CNBC.
At $6.95 for a pack of four, the new drinks, which are the latest iterations of its "Via" line, will cost less than their counterparts bought at the Starbucks counter. By spring, they will be available at grocery stores at $7.99 for a pack of five.
"This is really about when you can't get to a Starbucks," said Linda Mills, a spokesperson for the coffee chain. "It's really for those types of occasions. It's a big innovation from a Via perspective."
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The new line is Starbucks' first dairy-based drinks. They require customers to just add hot water to prepare.
The two new drinks join a line of instant coffees, "Refreshers," which are cool beverages, and seasonal drinks, like peppermint mocha.
In previous conversations with analysts, Starbucks executives have noted that grabbing more of the at-home coffee market, through Via and its K-Cups, is part of its growth strategy.