It's September—and you know what that means: Pumpkin everything. Today, you can kick off the fall season (though, let's remember it's not quite fall yet) by picking up a Pumpkin Spice Latte at your local Starbucks.
The coffee chain announced the arrival of its seasonal staple, the "PSL," in a press release Thursday morning. This is the 13th consecutive year the beverage, which is a blend of pumpkin spice sauce with real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and nutmeg that's combined with espresso and steamed milk, has been offered. (Since the temperature is still spiking in most of the country, let it be known that you can get the drink over ice or as a frappuccino, too.) Though the official launch isn't until September 6, customers can order the drink beginning today.
And this year, there's another special treat to look forward to. Starbucks is adding a Chile Mocha drink to its menu. This beverage is made with espresso and steamed milk that's infused with cocoa and cinnamon powder, and then finished with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of ancho and cayenne pepper, cinnamon, paprika, sugar, and a hint of sea salt. Order the drink as a frappuccino or a hot chocolate beginning September 6.
Rather make your own coffee in the morning? Try our all-natural homemade version of the Pumpkin Spice Latte.