Listen, sometimes a black cold brew just doesn’t cut it. If you’re craving a sweet Starbucks drink or thirsting to try one of the brand’s new sugary offerings without giving up the extra calories, let us introduce you to your next follow on TikTok. Alex Moe, who goes by the @themacrobarista on TikTok and Instagram, is beloved by low-calorie coffee enthusiasts for his videos on ordering your favorite Starbucks drinks for way less calories.
The former Starbucks barista, who now runs his own cold brew brand, KNINE Coffee & Strength, often edits down the original drinks, which normally have over 200 to 300 calories, to less than 100 for the same delicious flavors. Just ask his followers — his comments section is flooded with satisfied coffee drinkers who claim the macro-fied drinks taste just as good. As if his recipes weren’t helpful enough, Alex also films himself ordering the low-calorie versions at his Starbucks drive-through. An added bonus for those who get a little overwhelmed placing customized drink orders at the coffee franchise!
Thanks to the Macro Barista, you can enjoy healthier alternatives to popular Starbucks drinks like the Pistachio Latte and new Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. Check out some of his best recipes below, and head over to his website for more.