Pumpkin Spice Latte Season is nearly here: September 1st is a big day!

There are lots of hints that PSL season begins on September 1, 2017.*  That’s when you can start asking your barista for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. You won’t see it advertised in stores but you could ask your barista for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, starting Friday September 1st – not before! You still have to wait a few days!

Did you know that the Pumpkin Spice Latte has been around since 2003, and it was nearly called the “Fall Harvest Latte“?

The oldest seasonal drink on the Starbucks menu is still the Eggnog Latte: It made its debut in October 1986 and returns to Starbucks yearly in the late fall. The Eggnog Latte has nothing on Pumpkin Spice when it comes to popularity, which has its own Twitter profile and Instagram profile.

The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Twitter profile has also told PSL fans to keep an eye out for September 1st! It doesn’t take much to deduce what this tweet means! (It’s very obvious this tweet means start asking about PSL on the 1st!)

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You may already be seeing Pumpkin Spice flavored Starbucks ground coffee in grocery stores and /or instant Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Via. There’s also a ready-to-drink bottled Pumpkin Spice Latte available in grocery stores.

Customers are already finding ways to get excited about Pumpkin Spice. StarbucksMelody.com reader “Iris” submitted these wonderful photos through the “Submit a Pic Button” on this site. Gorgeous photos! Thank you Iris!

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*If you do a Google search, on Pumpkin Spice Latte September 1, 2017, you’ll find plenty of search results. Here is one. Here’s another.

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  • Jo S

    “You won’t see it advertised in stores ”

    All the stores near me (Calgary, AB area) have a chalkboard sign between the tills and handoff area saying “X Days Until Pumpkin Spice Is Back” (or something similar); counting down to September 1st. I first noticed them at ‘9 Days’, though they’ve probably been up longer. I recall reading a comment that some stores in New York are doing the same thing.


    My barista in Chicago said not until the 5th.

  • Melody

    Hi John – Your barista should gladly and happily sell you a PSL beverage starting tomorrow, the 1st. Maybe try again.

  • Tex

    The store I visited on Tuesday said they have the ingredient in stock already but they can’t use it until the 1st (since I asked if they could use it in my nitro cold brew…) Part of the reason given is, their POS terminals won’t let them enter it yet.
    Less than 24 hours to go!

  • Stan

    Melody, since you have insiders knowledge, any word on the return of the Chile Mocha from last year?

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