Starbucks Thailand Once Featured A Special Coffee Jelly Frappuccino

For many people, Starbucks is like a religion. Whether it's sipping on a piping hot cup of black coffee or one of those fancy secret menu Frappuccinos, Starbucks drinks provide a boost of caffeinated happiness for 60 million people every week, according to Comfy Living. And its popularity doesn't just stop in the U.S., as Starbucks locations can be found across the globe and with varying menu items.

Fans of sugary coffee drinks will probably love Indonesia, as locals love to indulge in the Chestnut Mont Blanc Latte, which is topped with espresso whipped cream. And also in the Asian Pacific, guests of the chain treat themselves to the equally sweet Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, you'll find unique flavors like the Chocolate Black Tea Frappuccino with Earl Grey Jelly. There's even a Chocolate Marshmallow Frappuccino for coffee lovers in Peru.

Thailand is no stranger to Starbucks either, as many of their drinks highlight fruity flavors and small pieces of jelly, per The Spruce Eats. One of these was a Triple-Coffee Jelly Frappuccino that was perfect for those who loved colorful boba drinks but sadly, it's currently discontinued. 

Here's why that drink was so special.

The magic of coffee jelly

The Triple-Coffee Jelly Frappuccino was a perfect blend of coffee, coffee jellies, and sugary sweetness, and described by Starbucks as a "marvel of three delicious layers." According to The Spruce Eats, a Coffee Frappuccino was poured over coffee jelly cubes, then topped with espresso-flavored whipped cream and a light dusting of coffee ground "sprinkles."

What made this drink so unique was the layered elements of coffee. Because sipping on a Coffee Frappuccino by itself just isn't always enough, there was coffee in the "sprinkles," the whipped cream, and in the jellies, so you'd have to know your caffeine tolerance before ordering this drink.

And if you're wondering what coffee jelly is, we'll give you a quick rundown: If you're familiar with those old-school Jello jigglers, coffee jelly is faintly reminiscent of them, but with dark brown or black hues and with a strong coffee flavor. Their shapes look like small squares or rectangles and they're tasty in iced coffee, milk tea, and within a variety of desserts like ice cream and cheesecake, per MasterClass. They're also quite easy to make, as some of the primary ingredients include brewed coffee, sugar, heavy cream, and unflavored gelatin.

The Triple-Coffee Jelly Frappuccino certainly had its time in the Thailand spotlight and we can only hope for its comeback within the next few years — that is, if we can handle those levels of caffeine.