Starbucks Review

Photo by Takahiro Sakamoto on Unsplash

Photo by Takahiro Sakamoto on Unsplash

As the fall season starts, hopefully bringing cooler weather, it brings a whole new season of Starbucks Drinks. We decided to try some fan favorites including the infamous Pumpkin Spice and year-round Salted Caramel Mocha. We also tried a few customer creations including Pumpkin Chai and Spiced Apple Chai that are especially popular during the autumn season. Going forward we had Hannah, a seasoned coffee drinker; Maddy, a Starbucks barista; and Mason who has never had coffee.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Maddy: Strong pumpkin taste, coffee (4 out of 5)  

Hannah: More orange than normal coffee. Initial taste: very sweet and creamy (3 out of 5)

Mason: As always, coffee has a strong smell, and the bright orange candy corn color of the pumpkin spice latte is an abnormal view. It has a weird aftertaste. (3 out of 5)

Salted Caramel Mocha

Maddy: Chocolate smell, salt comes through well, more coffee flavor (5 out of 5)

Hannah: The initial smell I get is coco puffs. Tastes less sweet and more of the good coffee taste I enjoy. It gives me dark chocolate vibes. (5 out of 5)

Mason: The best smelling one, that toffee smell is great. It has the most bitter aftertaste, it was good though. My favorite one. (5 out of 5)

Pumpkin Chai

Maddy: Smells like chai, very sweet aftertaste, chai is overpowering (3 out of 5)

Hannah: Very strong chai smell, sweeter than the PSL. The chai flavor overshadows the pumpkin. (2 out of 5)

Mason: Less orange than the last drink. I could not drink multiple times because it has an overpowering amount of sweetness and chai. (2 out of 5)

Spiced Apple Chai

Maddy: Not a fan, chai doesn’t come through much but adds bitter to the otherwise sweet apple juice (2 out of 5)

Hannah: Nothing really special, just tastes like apple cider. (3 out of 5)

Mason: Smells like apple cider but the chai spice is definitely there. Not a big fan of this one. The sweetness of the apple tries to battle the chai in your mouth and it leads to an unfavorable experience. (3 out of 5)

Overall, we all loved the drinks and caffeine as a great start to the morning. We all agreed that the Salted Caramel Mocha was definitely our favorite because it was a little less sweet, the coffee flavors came through well while still having fantastic chocolate vibes. We definitely recommend it. We hope these drinks will be a fantastic addition to your fall season.