It's the most wonderful time of the year because everything Pumpkin brings me such cheer.
In honor of my crazy Pumpkin obsession, and Starbucks 10th anniversary of the "PSL", I had to embark on a quest to find the best Pumpkin Spice Latte.
To accurately assess each latte's flavor notes, I ordered each one the same: Decaf with 1% Milk and no Whipped Cream.
- Pumpkin Toffee hits right off the bat with light acidity, Kean Pumpkin Spice Latte
- sweet Vanilla Caramel notes, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
- more sweet Milk than Pumpkin flavor with mild roast, Rose Bakery Pumpkin Spice Latte
The verdict: while Starbucks was smooth 'n sweet goin' down, Kean Coffee wins for the punchiest Pumpkin Flavor and intricate foam art.
P.S. Although I've yet to go, word on the street is that Zebra House Coffee's Pumpkin Spice Latte in San Clemente blows Starbucks outta the water.