You can now enjoy the quintessential fall drink, but the lines might be long today.

By Jennifer Aldrich
Updated August 25, 2020

Every fall, loyal Starbucks fans head to their local shop to get their hands on the most popular drink of the season: the pumpkin spice latte, of course. (Which is just one of the many tasty autumnal beverages available.) The drink, which first launched in 2003, is a mixture of the sweet signature pumpkin spice sauce, espresso, and steamed milk that's then finished with whipped cream and a pumpkin spice topping. And people go crazy for it. As cooler months draw near, many coffee drinkers wonder when the Seattle-based coffee chain will begin selling the beloved beverage. Today, Starbucks officially announced the drink is now back earlier than ever on Tuesday, August 25.

starbucks pumpkin spice latte countdown
Credit: Jennifer Aldrich

Earlier this month, I did some digging to figure out when the popular coffee chain would be launching its pumpkin beverages. I go to my local Starbucks several times each week (in my cloth face mask, of course), and at the beginning of the month, the baristas posted a countdown to the PSL. According to the sign, the release date was just a week away. I'm also a member of the Leaf Rakers Society, the Facebook group for anyone who loves fall and Starbucks, and others noted their shop said the same thing.

Eager to get to the bottom of this (I'm not usually a PSL drinker, but I love the pumpkin cream cold brew), I reached out to a Starbucks spokesperson. Although they didn't reveal the date that the pumpkin spice latte would officially be available, it is now official that today is the day we can all enjoy our favorite pumpkin-flavored goodies.

Lines are bound to be long today, so in the meantime, you can sip our slow cooker pumpkin spice latte and maybe enjoy it with a delicious pumpkin spice mug cake. We still have a few weeks of summer left, but there's nothing wrong with some fall-flavored treats right now.

Comments (1)

August 15, 2019
Love anything pumkin