The Crestiad

Cedar Crest College newspaper since 1923

Caffeine Challenge: Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte

By April Conway, Staff Writer

Caffeinated drinks are a daily occurrence in the lives of college students. Coffee, tea, energy drinks, and soda are only a few examples that we see all the time.  But which of these drinks is the best?

Well, it depends on the season.

For the chilly days of fall, we all like to curl up near the fire with a blanket, a book, and a nice hot beverage. Coffee is a personal favorite, and the Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is the way to go.

The drink is only a few years old, but it has already become the staple fall drink for the coffee giant. Nothing beats the feeling of the day when the Pumpkin Spice Latte is brought back onto the menu.

The latte is an espresso. An espresso is a strong black coffee that is made by shooting boiling water through finely ground coffee beans. Pumpkin-flavored syrup, and steamed milk of your choice is then added to the espresso. Whipped cream and spices are placed on top to finish the drink.

When I go coffee, I go big. And the Pumpkin Spice Latte deserves nothing less.

My normal order is a venti, which is 20 ounces of coffee, and it is hot, with soymilk and no whipped cream. It tastes like pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and just a hint of coffee. It warms you from the inside out.

And it is like heaven in a cup. A really expensive cup of heaven.

A venti Pumpkin Spice Latte is $4.75. If you want extra shots of espresso, or soymilk it is going to cost extra. But I think it is worth it every so often.

The two closest Starbucks are on West Tilghman Street in the Five Guys plaza and in the Target on Cedar Crest Boulevard.

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