It's autumn, and you know what that means: Pumpkin everythingMr. especially and especially at Starbucks. This year is the 15th anniversary of the most popular Pumpkin Spice Latte. In honor of the drink, there are a few facts that you know you did not know about the PSL.
It almost did not exist
True, the cult drink has almost never landed in stores because Starbucks was originally worried too much pumpkin,
When the team behind the creation of "Pumpkin Spiced Latte" started brainstorming, they were worried that a drink that was so flavored was not popular with coffee drinkers. Fortunately, they decided to risk it anyway.
It was created in a laboratory
Well, somehow. The team behind the PSL met at the Liquid Lab, the secure research and development site at Starbucks headquarters in Seattle.
Armed with pumpkin pie and espresso, they wanted to create pumpkin-inspired drinks to complement the fall lineup.
It's not just straight pumpkin
To create the unique pumpkin spice flavor, the Starbucks drink combines pumpkin spice sauce with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
This combination of seasonal flavors makes the coffee drink unique. That and the pumpkin pie topping.
It has its own hashtag
Not only does the Pumpkin Spice Latte, or the #PSL, have its own hashtag when the drink debuts in the fall, there are over 3,000 tweets each day devoted to the best of cosiness coffee,
Peter Dukes, director of Americas for Starbucks, says, "Pumpkin spice latte has become more than just a drink. It has become the harbinger of the season. "And since it's not officially fall, we suggest you celebrate with your own #PSL.