Starbucks has been hit by supply shortages in the US meaning some drinks are unavailable for customers.

The coffee chain said it was seeing “temporary supply shortages” for items such as oat milk.

A Starbucks spokeswoman said: “Specific items will vary by market and store, and some stores will experience outages of various items at the same time.

She apologised for any “inconvenience” faced by customers and said it was working with vendors to restock items. Starbucks customers in the US who open the firm’s app are also currently greeted with a message apologising for any shortages. Other than oat milk, Starbucks would not confirm which other ingredients were affected.

But an internal memo suggests that 25 different products are on a “temporary hold” including hazelnut syrup, chai tea bags and green iced tea. Caffeine addicts on social media have also been complaining about not being able to order their favourite drinks.

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