For a paltry sum, you can now have Uber Eats deliver delicious Starbucks beverages and snacks right into your hands.

There is nothing quite like winding down your day by sipping some Japanese sweet potato Frappuccinos or awesome baked apple drinks in the cozy interior of a Starbucks Japan store.

However, there are times when we’re just too busy to pay a visit to our local Starbucks. Fortunately for us, though, three branches of the popular coffee chain have recently partnered with food delivery company Uber Eats to bring us a service we’ve all been waiting for: home delivery of our favorite Starbucks goodies.

▼ Imagine having delicious treats like the scones
below brought to your home.

This trial phase is expected to continue for two years at the Starbucks stores located in the Shinjuku Mitsui Building, Shinjuku Maynds Tower and Roppongi Hills Metro Hat/Hollywood Plaza.

Since our SoraNews24 headquarters is situated in Shinjuku, Japanese-language reporter Yuichiro Wasai thought it the perfect opportunity to test out the service. After downloading the Uber Eats app for the first time, he filled out mandatory information such as name, password, address and credit card details.

With the formalities out of the way, Yuichiro then searched for the nearest Starbucks, which happened to be the one in Shinjuku Maynds Tower. The delivery time would be roughly 20 to 30 minutes, but what surprised him most was the delivery cost.

▼ “110 yen (US$0.96)!?” exclaimed Yuichiro.

While it was true the office was only a 16-minute walk from Starbucks, he still couldn’t believe it was so cheap. Curious to see if he could place a single order, he tentatively added an Americano to his cart.

▼ The delivery cost was still 110 yen!

Yuichiro quickly scanned through the menu. Four types of hot coffee were available, namely Caffè Latte, Caffè Americano, Drip Coffee and Caffè Misto. For cold drinks, there were options like Caffè Latte, Caffè Americano Caffè Mocha, White Mocha and Iced Coffee.

▼ Almost everything made it onto the online menu.

▼ There were iced teas, iced cocoa and Chai Tea Latte.

▼ As for the nibbles, they also had scones, cinnamon rolls and waffles.

▼ Even tumblers and coffee beans were available for delivery.

Yuichiro noted that the menu was not as complete as those found in the actual stores, but it was still an impressive array given that the whole service was still a trial. The biggest drawback is that all coffees were only available in the “tall” size, roughly 350 milliliters (11.8 ounces). Another thing to bear in mind was that cinnamon rolls and scones would be delivered as-is, not heated up to toasty temperatures like they would serve them in stores. He also realized that the products were priced exactly the same, just that Uber Eats included tax into its final price.

▼ After adding over ten products into the cart, the delivery cost was still just 110 yen.

▼ It was now 11:31 a.m., and Yuichiro confirmed his order while noting the arrival time.

▼ He checked the app a few minutes later and was surprised to find
that the projected arrival time had slipped to 11:52 a.m.

▼ Before long, the courier appeared…

▼ …handing Yuichiro all his shining loot.

▼ It looked like he’d gone on a massive shopping spree,
except that he didn’t even step foot outside the office at all.

“A 20-minute delivery for only 110 yen!” said an astonished Yuichiro. But were the products delivered as promised?

▼ No bumps or bruises on the yummy scone there.

▼ Looking mighty fine there, Mr. Cinammon Roll.

▼ Cold beverages still had ice in them, which was a good sign.

▼ Hot coffee orders were all wrapped up to maintain heat and prevent spillage.

▼ “That’s rather smart of them!” he nodded in approval.

▼ Fellow colleague P.K. was already wolfing down his cinnamon roll.

▼ The coffee temperature was just right for an afternoon pick-me-up.

▼ What a way to experience the joys of Starbucks in the comfort of your office.

Despite the partnership still being in its trial phase, a wide array of Starbucks goodies were on offer, which greatly impressed Yuichiro. Perhaps the upcoming Christmas Cake Frappuccinos and gingerbread lattes could be delivered using Uber Eats, too. Delivery costs may vary depending on the length of delivery and location, but even so, he was confident it was a service that people would gladly pay twice the amount for.

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