Starbucks is doing something it hasn’t performed in 16 years: introducing a brand new pumpkin coffee beverage to its menu.
The popular chain is launching a brand new Pumpkin Cream, Cold Brew, the refreshing, fall-flavored drink hitting stores beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27.
It’ll join Starbucks’ fan-favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte, also in stores on Tuesday.
Back in 2003, Starbucks first launched the PSL. Lovers of the PSL have since gulped down more than 424 million cups of it, in its hot, iced or Frappuccino types, based on a press release.
Seeing as Starbucks customers’ love cold coffee with 50 % of beverage orders now going to cold beverages, up from 37 % in 2013 it was only a matter of time that the PSL found its means within the cold-brew world.
Of course, Starbucks took its time to get the recipe right, assuring the PSL’s flavorful blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg would carry over.
After trying ten variations of the beverage, the Starbucks R&D team settled on a recipe that begins with Starbucks Cold Brew and vanilla, topped with pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice topping,” the brand mentioned in the release.
It was worth the wait. PEOPLE received the chance to test out the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and guarantee it delivers all the classic warm flavors of the PSL, but in a refreshing, cool and creamy package perfect for these days if you need it to be fall but the weather has quite gotten there yet.
Starbucks released a Pumpkin Spice Latte creamer at the end of July, marking the first time Starbucks consumers may recreate the PSL flavor at home with just a splash from a bottle.
And if that isn’t enough, Starbucks also introduced a couple of more at-home PSL-inspired products in late July, which have been rolling out in grocery stores all through August. These include Pumpkin Spice K-Cups, ground coffee, instant lattes, ready-to-drink bottles, and cookie straws.
All the new PSL products range in price from $2.93 to $12.99 and can be found on the Starbucks web site.