In Time for Fall, Starbucks Debuts New Flavours & Seasonal Cups

With the official arrival of fall this Friday (22 Sept), Starbucks is celebrating the flavours and colours of the season with the debut of new beverages and seasonally-designed cups.

While the annual return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte signals the change in season for many, this year Starbucks is adding a second fall flavour to its menus in North America and in Asia:  the Maple Pecan Latte.

Inspired by classic fall flavours and the changing leaves of the season, the Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte is a blend of signature espresso and steamed milk combined with notes of maple syrup and pecan, and finished with a colourful autumn topping.

“The flavours of maple and pecan perfectly balance the inherent sweet and nutty flavors of espresso,” said Debbie Antonio, from Starbucks beverage R&D team. The result is a smooth and well-rounded handcrafted beverage that customers can personalize to truly make theirs.”

The company has offered variations on this popular flavour over the years including the Maple Macchiato (US and Canada), the Golden Maple Latte (Singapore) and the Maple Pecan Latte (South Korea). The Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte will be available to customers in the US and Asia, while supplies last.

Customers who savor chocolate year-round can visit Starbucks to celebrate the arrival of the Starbucks Dark Mocha Frappuccino, which makes its way onto Starbucks menus nationwide beginning on Friday, 22 September. The rich and fudgy blended beverage, combines extra dark cocoa, coffee, milk and ice blended together and topped with whipped cream. The beverage is available at participating Starbucks stores in the US and Canada, while supplies last.

With the arrival of fall, the company is bringing back a limited run of colourful cups (spring coloured cups debuted earlier this year for a limited run), this time with jewel-tones of plum, teal and orange celebrating the fun and vibrancy of the season.

Available in the US and Canada for a limited time, each tall, grande and venti size gets its own colour with white dots and hand-drawn designs including a pie, an owl and of course, a pumpkin.

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