As we skip into warmer weather and the temperatures dip between hot and cold daily; Starbucks has introduced two new macchiato beverages that can be enjoyed either #Hot Or Cold.

As of February 28, in United States and Canada they will make their debut at participating stores but sadly only for a limited time. Yoke Wong from #starbucks Beverage Development team has said that the layered flavor and appearance is achieved by pouring steamed milk and then espresso.

Some like it hot

For the days when it hits 40 or below consumers can nab the hot Coconutmilk Mocha Macchiato. It is made with shots of espresso shots poured over steamed coconut milk and combined with a hint of white chocolate mocha sauce.

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Your barista will finish it off by adding caramel sauce in a double crosshatch pattern and a swirl of mocha sauce. This gives the beverage five layers coffee flavor and makes it look pretty too.

For days when it isn't cold outside

The cooled down beverage that will go great for a walk in the park is the Iced Cinnamon Almondmilk Macchiato. This is made with espresso, almond milk and toasty tasting of cinnamon dolce syrup that are then topped with a caramel cross-hatch and a sprinkle of cinnamon dolce topping.

The inspiration

Wong has said that these items were inspired by the horchata, which is a very popular drink in Spain and Latin American countries a a creamy drink that is made from ground almonds, or rice. The traditional recipe is made by adding rice (or almonds) and water in a blender for about a minute.

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It is then left to sit at room temperature for at least three hours. The #Rice Water is strained into a pitcher while the rice is discarded. Milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar are then stirred into the rice water. It is enjoyed either hot or cold.

The good news is you won't have to wait three hours to sip on the Starbucks version. As the baristas are already tuned to making this because these two new additions join the full macchiato lineup that includes the original Espresso Macchiato, Latte Macchiato and Caramel Macchiato. The hardest part might be picking just one.