© 2018 by The Behrend Beacon.

  • Black Twitter Icon

Flavorful fall fills

Photo By: chewboom.com


Katie Bagdon, Contributing Writer

Imagine waking up on a crisp fall morning. It’s the perfect chilly temperature outside with a cool breeze. The trees are changing color and the sound of leaves crunching underneath your feet leaves a linger of excitement in the air. The only thing missing is a delicious fall flavored drink. Luckily, Starbucks has this covered. Each year people all over the world wait months for the big day, the day Starbucks brings back their infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte! This delicious drink is a combination of bitter espresso, tasty pumpkin, and just a hint of heavenly deliciousness. It’s topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices creating a masterpiece for both the nose and taste buds to enjoy. It’s impossible to have a bad day with a Pumpkin Spice Latte involved!

The next big drink on the menu is the Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino. Mocha, espresso, and caramel are blended together, topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a combination of sugar and salt, that can turn the excitement brought on by fall into something that can be savored and tasted. The Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino is a staple on the fall menu. For the first time, Starbucks introduced the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew to join the menu alongside the other two fall drinks. Cold brew is made with ground coffee that never meets heat. Cold water is added to the grounds and it steeps for 20 hours. This coffee making method creates a smoother form of coffee without the acidity that is known for causing upset stomachs. So, when cold brew coffee is mixed with vanilla, a fluffy pumpkin cream foam, and pumpkin pie spices it is sure to be a mouthwatering season favorite.

There are so many fall drinks on the menu but what about what’s not on the menu? Many pumpkin caramel lovers enjoy ordering an Iced Caramel Macchiato, but adding pumpkin sauce to it. This sauce can be added in addition to the vanilla already in the drink or in place of the vanilla, either way it’s exquisite. For those who aren't fans of coffee, Starbucks also offers steamed apple juice mixed with cinnamon then topped with caramel and whipped cream called Caramel Apple Spice. Paired perfectly with any drink, the Pumpkin cream cheese muffin is to die for! With the classic take on a pumpkin muffin, Starbucks adds their own flare by adding a pit of delicious cream cheese icing into the middle of the muffin. Then for a sweet dessert, they offer the pumpkin scone. This delicious fall classic is topped with vanilla icing to create a dessert that just screams of pumpkin picking and hayrides.

Starbucks offers delicious ways to bring some extra joy to fall but now they even have a way to enjoy it without leaving your home. In late August, Starbucks released a line of three creamers. They now added a pumpkin spice cream which is the perfect option for any college students who struggle to regularly get to Starbucks. With all of these delicious options, it's easy to start everyday with the pumpkin joy fall Starbucks drinks can bring!