I’m a regular at Starbucks. it’s become a problem honestly. However, not one I intend to fix anytime soon…
But, if you’re constantly drinking coffee you need to balance it out with water. Does Starbucks offer free water? And can you order water on the Starbucks app? We looked into it and this is what we found…
How Do You Order Water Through The Starbucks App?
Ordering bottled and canned water through the Starbucks app is easy. Simply head to the menu and scroll down to the Cold Drinks section until you reach the Water options.
These water options are not free. Clicking on one will enable you to view further information about the product, including its availability and nutritional information.
To add free water to an order made through the Starbucks app, you’ll need to do this at the time of pickup. Hopefully the store won’t be so busy that you’ll have to wait.
This article takes a look at how to get drinking water from Starbucks: what’s available, which options are free, and how and when to order what you want.
Can You Order Free Water At Starbucks?
You can order (or ask for) drinking water from Starbucks, both online and in-store, but you need to specify what kind of water you want. In other words, if you order one of the bottled water varieties, you’ll have to pay for it.
But if you ask for a glass or cup of filtered water, you’ll get it for free.
What Kind of Water Can You Get From Starbucks?
The Starbucks menus (both online and in-store) feature a range of bottled water options. Only one of these choices is free. You can order and pay for the priced items through the app or in-store. Choices include:
- Dasani Bottled Water
- Ethos Bottled Water
- Hawai’i Volcanic Water
- Plain iced water (served in a tumbler)
- Galvanina Sparking Water (bottled)
- Spindrift Grapefruit Sparking Water (can)
- Spindrift Raspberry Lime Sparking Water (can)
- Galvanina Sparkling Water Lime (bottled)
Only the plain iced water, which is served in a plastic cup, is free – although consumers have observed that some Starbucks outlets have begun charging a very small amount for the plastic cups, especially if you have not ordered anything with the water.
The free water is triple filtered tap water, and although Starbucks serve drinks in different sized cups, you won’t get, for example, a venti sized water if there are not enough spare venti cups to give away. Other customers say that different outlets use different sized cups for water.
Starbucks advise that staff are not allowed to fill customers’ personal water bottles, thermoses or mugs with water.
Can You Mobile Order Iced Water From Starbucks?
Unfortunately, you can’t order iced water through the Starbucks app. The only water drinks you can order through the app are the paid water options.
The reason for this is that a cup of iced water at Starbucks is complimentary. In other words, you ask for one to go with your order when you are ordering (or dining) instore.
Because the iced water is complimentary, there is no corresponding selection for it on the app. However, experienced customers say that it’s possible to ask for iced water when you pick up your order.
However, this means you’ll have to pick up your order and then approach the counter and begin again. Even a cup of water must be “registered” into the shop computer system. This may mean a wait for you, especially if the place is busy and none of the baristas are free.
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Starbucks have always offered free filtered iced water to go with your meal or just with a coffee. However, this water is complimentary and cannot be ordered online.
It also can’t be ordered and delivered through any of the delivery services Starbucks uses. The only way to receive free iced water is to order it yourself (in person) while you are dining in or stopping in to pick up your order.