How do you know that fall has arrived? Is it when the temperature starts to drop? When crunchy leaves begin covering the ground?
While any of those answers would probably qualify as scientific signs of autumn’s arrival, we’ve got other criteria in mind. For us, the season begins when Pumpkin Spice Lattes are available!
The PSL has become synonymous with fall, ever since Starbucks launched the unusual drink in 2003. At the time, most of us would not have dreamt about sipping on pumpkin-flavored anything, but oh, how times have changed…
Combining cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, steamed milk, espresso, pumpkin purée, sugar, and whipped cream proved so revolutionary that pumpkin spice is now a common flavor from cookies to candles. Many of Starbucks’ competitors have also launched their own version of the Pumpkin Spice Latte.
The OG coffee chain has now officially launched its 19th season of the popular drink, with PSLs being made available from August 30. Along with the signature beverage, there will also be an assortment of pumpkin-inspired treats. Visitors can choose from the Pumpkin Loaf, Pumpkin Scone, and Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin. As usual, the PSL can be ordered hot, cold, blended, in a cream version, or as a cold brew.