Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Returns for Its 20th Year on Aug. 24

The return of Starbucks’ iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) marks the unofficial start of fall for many customers. Since its introduction in 2003, this beverage has had a significant influence on the coffee industry and pop culture over the last 20 years.

For a limited duration, as long as supplies are available, the autumnal cuisine and drinks consist of Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin, and Owl Cake Pop. Additionally, the beloved choices for returning patrons include the fresh Baked Apple Croissant, along with two novel seasonal beverages, Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso and Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte. Patrons can commemorate the 20th anniversary by relishing their initial taste of PSL, and the Starbucks autumn menu will make a comeback commencing on Thursday, August 24th.

Choice of the selection

Starbucks PSL sits in a pile of pumpkins

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is Starbucks’s most popular seasonal beverage, enjoyed by customers around the world. This handcrafted beverage combines Starbucks’s signature Espresso with steamed milk and a blend of real pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove flavors. It can be enjoyed hot, blended, or iced, with a topping of whipped cream.

Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte sits on a table surrounded by pastries and decorative gourds

This new beverage, called the Pumpkin Iced Chai Tea Latte Cream, is a popular customization inspired by a barista and customer. It combines a rich blend of chai spiced notes with creamy pumpkin foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice.

Starbucks beverage developer Billy Altieri expressed, “The Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte is featured on our official fall menu, showcasing the ingenuity of our baristas and delighting our enthusiastic customers. This iced beverage is both comforting and creamy, skillfully combining the flavors of pumpkin and chai to create a warm and inviting blend of spices.”

2 hands holding iced coffee beverages together in front of a a dog jumping in a pile of fallen leaves

The fan-favorite Cold Brew Cream Pumpkin is also returning to the menu for the fifth year, featuring a dusting of pumpkin spice and a cold foam topping, sweetened with vanilla syrup and crafted by Starbucks®.

Iced beverage surrounded by donuts and apples

This year, Starbucks is introducing a new addition to their fall lineup called Espresso Shaken Oatmilk Crisp Apple Iced. It combines a balanced and smooth sip with oatmilk, topped and shaken together with sugar, brown cinnamon, and notes of apple, all infused with their Espresso Blonde® flavor.

Billy Altieri, a developer at Starbucks, stated that the new Espresso Shaken Oatmilk Crisp Apple Iced beverage perfectly combines the light roast flavors of Starbucks’ Blonde Espresso with the creamy and oatmilk features. This fall, customers can expect a cozy and inviting drink that pairs a cup of coffee with a delightful and warm taste of crisp apple.

Customers can also enjoy the returning Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato, a delightful espresso drink infused with the rich tastes of apple, cinnamon, and brown sugar, complemented by a spiced apple drizzle. This mouthwatering beverage is served hot, iced, or blended for your preference.

Autumn sensations in the bakery display

Starbucks Baked Apple Croissant on a green patterned background

The new Croissant Apple Baked is made with layers of croissant dough wrapped around a warm apple filling, topped with baked golden sugar.

The Pumpkin & Pepita Loaf, along with the Owl Cake Pop and the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin, are bakery items that are available throughout the year, while the latter two are seasonal treats that are making a comeback.

Pumpkin makes its first appearance at Starbucks Reserve® stores

Starbucks Reserve fall pastries and beverages on wooden bar

The fall menu at Starbucks Reserve locations in the U.S. Will introduce a full array of new items, including Princi bakery’s artisanal Pumpkin Spice Cake and Maritozzo Pumpkin, as well as a Barrel-Aged Whiskey Spice Pumpkin Latte and an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte. This will be the first time Starbucks Reserve introduces such a comprehensive selection of fall flavors.

Guatemalan Almost Heaven® Whole Bean Coffee

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Since 2004, Cielo® Casi Guatemala has been enjoyed nearly as long as the PSL, representing the finest expression from one of Starbucks’ most beloved origins, exclusively sourced from high-altitude volcanic Antigua region in Guatemala. This single-origin coffee is harvested once a year, picking cherries at their peak ripeness, and it is characterized by its irresistibly smooth, dark cocoa and citrus notes, as well as elegant floral aromatics.

Starbucks Reserve Whole Bean Coffee Blend

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Two whole bean coffees, carefully chosen each season from family farms and estates, are roasted at Starbucks Reserve Roasteries and can be found at select Starbucks stores as well as all Starbucks Reserve locations.

Lam Dong Province in Da Lat City, known as “The City of Eternal Spring,” is home to Starbucks Reserve® Vietnam Da Lat, where you can savor the flavors of cocoa peel and toffee nut.

Starbucks Reserve® Malawi Sable Farms presents notes of decadent cocoa and tangy ginger, crafted by the esteemed Malawi Sable Farms situated in the southern part of Malawi.

Fresh seasonal beverage containers

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Customers who love fall can also enjoy a variety of seasonally-inspired drinkware, including mugs, cups, and tumblers made from cold-resistant materials. In addition, Starbucks Rewards members who bring their own clean, reusable cup will earn 25 Stars for their beverage purchase. Don’t forget that this offer is only available for a limited time, starting on Thursday, August 24th, at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S.

Enjoying Autumn Flavors in the Comfort of Your Home

Lineup of Starbucks fall grocery items on orange background with patterned border

The grocery store aisle also offers a variety of fall flavors, including the returning Starbucks® Iced Espresso and the chilled Frappuccino Spice Pumpkin Coffee from Starbucks®.

To discover more about the autumn food and drink offerings at Starbucks, please visit starbucks.Com/menu/featured.