Starbucks to bring back Pumpkin Spice Latte

Starbucks is marking the end of summer in the United States with the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL). US coffee fans mourning the end of the warm weather will find solace in the return of Starbucks most popular seasonal beverage ever. The PSL, as it is nicknamed thanks to Starbucks baristas scrawling the beverage code on customer’s cups, is back with a slightly different recipe from the twelve-year-old original. Starbucks said it is responding to requests to remove the caramel syrup and add real pumpkin. Peter Dukes, Director of Espresso Americas for Starbucks, was the product manager who led the development of the drink in 2003. “Nobody knew then what it would grow to be,” said Dukes. “It’s taken on a life of its own.” The PSL recipe consists of ‘pumpkin spice sauce,’ which is cinnamon, clove, ginger, pumpkin and nutmeg – an espresso and steamed milk – topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie flavored syrup. First rolled out to 100 stores in Vancouver and Washington DC, the PSL is now available in 50 countries. The PSL Twitter account from Starbucks clever marketing team currently has more than 84,000 followers. Starbucks PSL will return to the US and Canada on 8 September.

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