I wrote this more than a year ago. Now I am posting it again for Fandango’s Friday Flashback
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Coffee Chronicles — Part Four
A series documenting the ongoing saga of mankind’s relationship with coffee.
The pumpkin spice latte is trending now. You can see it in most lists of autumnal favourites. It is fast becoming as much of a seasonal culture icon as the pumpkin itself. Every October and November, pumpkins abound not just on grocer’s shelves but all over. They can be seen adorning clothes and stationery.
Pumpkin jack o’ lanterns are an essential part of Halloween celebrations. No wonder then that the most popular fashion colour every year is ‘pumpkin’ (or what used to pass for orange before).
It is hardly surprising then, that nearly everyone’s favourite flavoured coffee in the fall is the pumpkin spice latte. People can be seen braving the elements, holding tall pumpkin spice lattes. Check out the autumnal favourites in blogs, vlogs and YouTube videos and you will find Pumpkin Spice Latte on every list.
Pumpkin pie fans must be over the moon. It is a bit like having a slice of pie with your favourite coffee, only in one cup.
Taken apart, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is:
- Brewed espresso
- Steamed milk
- Pumpkin pie spice sauce.
- Whipped cream
- Pumpkin spice topping: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove.
Although sales of this coffee are going through the roof these days, not everyone likes it. My friend Shahida found it “too sweet and too heavy” but she says she ought to have told them to hold the sugar. Her final verdict, “can’t say I will order it again.”
Another friend, Mushi found it, “ over-rated—overly sweet, overly spiced and overly priced—left my taste buds under whelmed.’ Blogger Sadje, however, is a big fan; it is one of her favourite things about autumn.
As for me, I am not a big fan of specialty coffee. My tea and coffee tastes are rather conservative. I prefer to eat my pie and drink my coffee.
What do YOU think of the PSL (pumpkin spice latte)?
Do you love it or hate it?
And the winner is………..
Yay or Nay, please cast your vote and we can have a tally in a week’s time, or as soon as I have at least 20 responses.
How to vote for or against PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) :
In the comments section below
1. Write PSL –Yes or PSL–No
2. Add a link to your blog or to a blog post.
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