Summer is great for a lot of things. But, when it comes to the humidity-adjoined heat, we’re not so sure all that sunshine and vacation vibes is worth it. Fall, for many of us, couldn’t come soon enough — partially for the cooler weather, mainly for the Pumpkin Spice Latte runs at our local Starbucks.
The Pumpkin Spice Latte is the essential fall drink — if you’re not strolling down the block wearing an oversized sweater, PSL in hand, can you even really appreciate the leaves turning?
In case you need a refresher, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is described by Starbucks as a “signature espresso and milk” drink that’s “highlighted by flavor notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to create this incredible beverage that’s a fall favorite. Enjoy it topped with whipped cream and real pumpkin pie spices.”
But, when is the Pumpkin Spice Latte coming back? PSL 2018, we need you.
When will the Pumpkin Spice Latte return to Starbucks?
The Pumpkin Spice Latte typically hits Starbucks stores each year in late August or early September.
Rumors of its return began early this month when Starbucks stores received PSL 2018 supplies. Photos were posted on Reddit and other social media sites to prove it.
One Reddit user, who’s presumably a barista (according to her profile) and moderates the Starbucks Reddit feed, wrote: “Pumpkin spice will not be available until September-ish, so customers, please don’t see this as an opening to begin ordering it.”
The older I get the faster time moves. I just put these pumps away from last year. How is it this time already?!?! #psl #pumpkin #pumpkinspice #starbucks #baristalife #fall #timeflies pic.twitter.com/SzaBkfmBp0
— Sensory Sensitive Adult (@SensorySensitiv) August 5, 2018
The earliest Pumpkin Spice Latte return date was reportedly August 26 in 2014 for select customers. That year, it officially launched a week later on September 2. In 2017, the PSL’s preview release date was September 1; then the drink became available for all customers on September 5.
The official return date for the 2018 Pumpkin Spice Latte in U.S. and Canadian stores is August 28, a Starbucks spokesperson confirmed to Metro.
Signing on just to say I’m back. Let’s catch up IRL. ?
— Pumpkin Spice Latte (@TheRealPSL) August 28, 2018
The fall beverage gods worked their magic because we can once again sip on our beloved Pumpkin Spice Lattes before the leaves turn.