So you say you’re all in for traveling to Milan to check out Starbucks’ brand-new Reserve Roastery in Milan? Oh wait—you have a job…and kids…and a budget that doesn’t include a weekend trip to Italy for coffee. That’s totally okay. Starbucks new Cordusio espresso drink brings Italy to you!

Even though your local Starbucks won’t magically transform into the super-posh Milan Roastery, you can still get a taste of that fancy life with an espresso named after the historic Piazza Cordusio in Milan, located right in front of Starbucks’ first Italian store.

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What’s so special about this fancy new drink? Aside from the rad name, the drink has an extra shot of espresso. (Moms everywhere cheer.) And that’s paired with with steamed whole milk and mocha sauce. Oh, but that’s not all. There’s a light dusting of cocoa powder gracing the top. Yum!

With the extra shot of espresso, this is a high-caffeine drink that will more than make your morning. Heck, at roughly 315 mg of caffeine (for a grande), this mocha could just carry you through your entire day.

If you’re short on time, make some for this special, decadent treat: this Italian awesomeness won’t be around forever. Sadly, the Cordusio isn’t likely to be part of the regular Starbucks menu. According to the coffee retailer’s website, it’s only available while supplies last.

—Erica Loop



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