Pumpkin spice delight

Photo by Kelly Ireland.
Photo by Kelly Ireland.

There’s nothing quite like the flavors of fall: cinnamon, squash and all. And when it comes to squash, Starbucks hits the spot with its pumpkin spice latte. The drink is a blend of coffee, pumpkin flavor, steamed milk, whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices sprinkled on top — a sure delight for the lovers of autumn.

The aroma that wafts from the cup as the barista hands the drink over is enough to bring back childhood memories of Halloween and Thanksgiving with the family. When the latte hits your mouth all senses will be enticed with the warm fall flavor.

The drink is both smooth and creamy with the perfect, subtle amount of pumpkin. This beverage also doesn’t have an overwhelming dark coffee flavor, in contrast to Starbucks’ normal bitter espresso. Due to the lack of bitterness the pumpkin spice latte is a coffee drink suitable for those who don’t even enjoy coffee. However, it may well be the first step in a path towards coffee drinking.

The pumpkin spice latte is more of a dessert drink than anything else, but that’s exactly why it’s an amazing concoction of the liquid form. One thing is for sure: Everyone needs to try this wonderful little cup of fall before the seasonal drinks have gone much like the leaves from trees. There’s definitely a reason this latte is one of the most popular autumn drinks. However be warned, if you do take a sip, this beverage may make you want to carve pumpkins, bake and sit by the fire.

Drink: Pumpkin Spice Latte
Ingredients: Espresso, 
pumpkin-flavored syrup, steamed milk
Venue: Starbucks
Rating: 5/5


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