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Starbucks debuts new APPLE CRISP Macchiato and brings back Pumpkin Spice Latte August 24

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is getting some competition on menus this fall as Starbucks debuts a fruity new Apple Crisp Macchiato.

The coffee chain delighted fans by announcing that it is bringing back its fall menu — including the beloved PSL — starting today, and it’s adding the new baked apple cinnamon-flavored drink to its lineup.

The Apple Crisp Macchiato is flavored with apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and topped with a pie-like lattice of caramelized-spiced-apple drizzle.

Autumn sips! Starbucks has debuted a new Apple Crisp Macchiato, available today

New for 2021: The Apple Crisp Macchiato is flavored with apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and topped with a pie-like lattice of caramelized-spiced-apple drizzle

New for 2021: The Apple Crisp Macchiato is flavored with apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and topped with a pie-like lattice of caramelized-spiced-apple drizzle

The new drink has been in development for some time — and while an apple-flavored coffee might seem strange to some, Starbucks says it makes perfect sense. 

‘Consider how well a delicious slice of warm apple pie pairs with a cup of coffee, or how well the combination of Starbucks roasty signature espresso pairs with warm spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg,’ Raegan Powell, senior manager on the Starbucks research and development team, said in a press release.

It can be ordered hot or iced and is finished with a brown sugar and cinnamon topping.

‘We are hopeful customers will enjoy their Apple Crisp Macchiato, hot or cold, and feel comfort as they take on all that fall has to offer,’ said Powell. ‘No matter our customers’ traditions — football games apple picking, or trick-or-treating Raegan Powell, senior manager on the Starbucks research and development team— the Apple Crisp Macchiato is bound to bring comfort in a cup.’

Loyal customers who have run to their local Starbucks to try out the drink today are already raving about the new macchiato.

Yum! Loyal customers who have run to their local Starbucks to try out the drink today are already raving about the new macchiato

Yum! Loyal customers who have run to their local Starbucks to try out the drink today are already raving about the new macchiato

‘Okay I know it’s the first day of starbucks psl season, but they also came out with a new apple crisp macchiato and it fucking SLAPS,’ wrote one. 

‘So I’m totally one of those pumpkin spice fanatics and was ecstatic that the @Starbucks PSL is back starting today. However, they now have an apple crisp macchiato and it is AMAZING!!! Subtle but delicious flavor, not as overwhelmingly sweet as the PSL can be, new favorite!’ tweeted another.

‘Wait… no one told me that @Starbucks now has an apple crisp macchiato! This is next level fall. I may have to rethink my pumpkin spice obsession,’ said a third.

‘Holy goodness the Iced Apple Crisp Macciato at @Starbucks is DIVINE. I’ll be obsessively drinking this as long as it’s on the menu,’ yet another gushed.

‘As a Starbucks barista, I approve the Apple Crisp Macchiato. Weary face The sauce,’ one employee chimed in.

Others have called it ‘delicious,’ ‘tasty,’ and ‘perfect for fall.’ 

It's back! The entire fall menu is available is US and Canadian locations starting today, making it the earliest debut of the PSL ever

It’s back! The entire fall menu is available is US and Canadian locations starting today, making it the earliest debut of the PSL ever

Food, too! In addition to the PSL, Starbucks is selling Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, and Pumpkin Scones

Food, too! In addition to the PSL, Starbucks is selling Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, and Pumpkin Scones

The entire fall menu is available is US and Canadian locations starting today, making it the earliest debut of the PSL ever.

Since its launch in 2003 through 2017, the PSL always hit menus in early September — but in 2019, it jumped to August 27, and was bumped up to August 25 in 2020. 

In addition to the PSL, Starbucks is selling Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, and Pumpkin Scones. The Pumpkin Loaf, which is available year-around, is still on the menu.   

Meanwhile, Dunkin’ brought back its fall menu in US stores on August 18, a full 36 days before summer even ends. 

‘It may still be warm outside,’ acknowledged a Dunkin’ press release, ‘but Dunkin’ is turning up the pumpkin heat earlier than ever before with an incredible fall menu.’ 

Dunkin' brought back its fall menu in US stores on August 18, a full 36 days before summer even ends

Dunkin’ brought back its fall menu in US stores on August 18, a full 36 days before summer even ends 

They also debuted a new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew made with pumpkin flavor swirl, Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam, and cinnamon sugar topping

They also debuted a new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew made with pumpkin flavor swirl, Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam, and cinnamon sugar topping

The chain’s pumpkin coffee flavor can be added to hot or iced coffee, chai lattes, cold brew, espresso drinks, frozen coffee, and frozen chocolate.  

There are also two new drinks added to the lineup this year. 

The new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is made with pumpkin flavor swirl, Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam, and cinnamon sugar topping, with hints of spices like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.

It’s described as the ‘ultimate pumpkin experience.’ 

Also new this year is the Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte, an ice latte with vanilla and pumpkin flavors. 

In addition, the fall menu will include new Apple Cranberry Dunkin’ Refreshers, Apple Cranberry Dunkin’ Coconut Refreshers, and an Apple Cider Donut.

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