One of my very favorite past times is having coffee with my girlfriends. We love nothing more than stealing a few hours from our weekend to
gossip discuss politics and other areas of interest. Our favorite hot spot? Starbucks, of course! As a person that tends to fear change, I don’t often veer away from my favorite White Chocolate Mocha. Not to say that I have never sampled other menu items, but who wants to pay $4 for a cup of coffee that they may not want to finish? During our last Coffee Canoodle, I must have been feeling a bit saucy, because something different caught my eye. They were featuring the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Signature express, steamed milk, pumpkin flavored syrup and a healthy dollop of whipped cream and pumpkin spices (nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon) Hmmm….I love pumpkin, but in my coffee? Hesitant, I asked my friendly Starbucks employee if she would recommend this (secretly waiting for the look of disapproval) and she quickly endorsed it as one of her favorites. Giving this the benefit of the doub,t I went ahead and ordered it. Moments later I carried the steaming cup to my seat, cautiously optimistic. It smelled wonderful.. The first sip was like pumpkin pie in a cup. Delicious! A rich pumpkin flavor mixed with the familiar Starbucks brew and just the right amount of spice. Breathing a sigh of relief, I sat back to enjoy an afternoon of girl talk. I will admit, by the end of the cup, it got a little too “pumpkiny” for my taste, leaving me wishing I had ordered a Tall instead of a Grande, but overall, I can say that I would order this again!
I would give this 4 out of 5 cups of joe!