It is a sure sign that fall is around the corner once Starbucks’ famous Pumpkin Spice Latte starts brewing again, and consumers can’t seem to get enough.
Fall 2013 marks the beloved beverage’s tenth birthday. According to Starbucks.com, “Pumpkin Spice Latte fans anticipate the return of this beloved beverage each fall, which has become an autumn tradition and daily ritual for many.”
Patrons are so in love, they are going to great lengths for the drink to be sold longer than through pumpkin season. “Whether it’s a beverage countdown, video tribute or constant requests on social media to have our pumpkin sauce be sold year-round Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte excitement is in the air all year long.”
So what actually makes up this autumn inspired beverage that has fans thirsting to get their hands on one each year? The drink, which stirs up warm feelings of fall, football season, and warm pumpkin pie, is made with a mix of espresso, steamed milk, rich and creamy pumpkin flavored sauce, and the ever traditional fall spices. With a recipe so warm, it is no wonder the recipe has been brewing in our minds marking the start of fall. The Pumpkin Spice Latte has ten years under its lid, and many more palate pleasing years to come.