Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Returns on Aug. 30
Also returning are customer favorites Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and Apple Crisp Macchiato – now made with oatmilk
The first sip of a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte or Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew cues the unofficial start of the fall season for many customers, and Starbucks is celebrating its return alongside a full menu of fall favorites.
Starting Tuesday, Aug. 30, the iconic Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), is back for its 19th year. The handcrafted beverage combines Starbucks® Signature Espresso and steamed milk with flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to complement the real pumpkin in the sauce. Topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices, PSL is available hot, iced or blended at U.S. stores throughout the season while supplies last.
Also available for a limited time is the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, which returns to the menu for a fourth year. Crafted with Starbucks® Cold Brew sweetened with vanilla syrup, the fan-favorite fall sip is topped with pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice.
First introduced to the fall menu last year, the Apple Crisp Macchiato returns with a twist – now made with creamy oatmilk and Starbucks® Blonde Espresso as the standard recipe. Inspired by the flavors of the warm and gooey apple crisp paired with a cup of coffee, the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato combines layered flavors of apple, cinnamon, and brown sugar with a spiced apple drizzle.
“Crafting the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato with Starbucks® Blonde Espresso gives the beverage a soft and smooth foundation that ties all the flavors together,” said Harvey Rojas Mora, Starbucks beverage developer. “The oatmilk adds a creaminess and brings forward the oat flavors of a traditional apple crisp topping.”
The Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato is available hot, iced and blended at U.S. Starbucks stores throughout the season while supplies last.
A bite of fall
Pumpkin is back in the bakery case with the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin and Pumpkin Scone, both available for a limited time, as well as the customer-favorite Pumpkin Loaf, which is available year-round.
Customers can also enjoy the new Owl Cake Pop, which combines vanilla cake and buttercream, dipped in purple chocolaty icing and finished with an owl design. Available for a limited time while supplies last.
New whole bean coffee packaging
For the first time in 10 years, Starbucks is debuting new designs on its whole bean coffee packages. Inspired by the people and stories associated with each blend, the new designs tell the unique story about the coffee’s origin and flavor profile. Learn more about the Starbucks designers’ inspiration behind the new packaging.
In addition to new packaging debuting in Starbucks stores, Starbucks packaged coffee sold in the grocery aisle also refreshed its look earlier this year. From the artwork and color scheme to the smaller details in between, each aspect of the design was thoughtfully chosen to help shoppers find the perfect coffee for brewing at home.
Enter the Pumpkin Portal to Fall
The fall festivities continue! Starbucks fans can celebrate the season and share their love of all things fall with the Pumpkin Portal to Fall, a fun game that tests customers’ knowledge of emojis, pop culture and Starbucks, revealing just how much of a fall expert they really are. Customers can take the quiz at www.starbuckspumpkinportal.com and share their results on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Festival fall merchandise
Starbucks is debuting a new selection of colorful drinkware that brings all the fall feels. With hot cups, cold cups, water bottles and more to choose from, customers can find the perfect drinkware to add some festive fall vibes to their daily coffee. New fall merchandise, all under $30, is beginning to roll out at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 for a limited time, while supplies last. Don’t forget, Starbucks® Rewards members who bring a clean, personal reusable cup into participating cafés will earn 25 Stars in addition to 10 cents off their beverage.*
Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo® returns
Back for its 18th year, Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo®, a partner (barista) favorite, this heavenly whole bean coffee is sourced exclusively from Guatemala’s high-altitude, volcanic Antigua region. This batch of Guatemala Casi Cielo® represents Starbucks finest expression of one of its most beloved coffee origins. This medium roast coffee features floral aromas, lemon and cocoa nib notes to create a smooth bright cup.
Starbucks Reserve® Coffees
Also available at select Starbucks stores and Starbucks Reserve® locations, such as the Starbucks Reserve Roasteries, are two Starbucks Reserve® coffees, hand-selected seasonally from family farms and pioneering cooperatives, roasted daily at our Starbucks Reserve Roasteries.
New Starbucks Reserve® Sun-Dried Zambia Ngoli Estate features a sparkling lemon acidity and notes of peach and ginger, produced by the Ngoli Estate in the remote Mafinga Hills.
Starbucks Reserve® Vietnam Da Lat features bittersweet chocolate accented with notes of dried orange peel and cedar and a caramel sweetness, anchored by the city of Da Lat (nicknamed “The City of Eternal Spring”) in Vietnam’s Lam Dong Province.
Get all the fall feels at home
Customers can sip on the flavors of fall at home with new and returning Starbucks® coffee and creamers available where groceries are sold. New this year is the canned Starbucks® Nitro Cold Brew Pumpkin Cream and Starbucks® Salted Caramel Mocha Flavored Roast and Ground Coffee. Read about the full lineup, available now on grocery store shelves for a limited time, here.
To learn more about Starbucks® fall food and beverage menu items, visit starbucks.com/menu/featured.
*Customers can earn 25 Stars up to three times per day for bringing a clean, personal reusable cup into participating cafés.