Industry News | September 21, 2017

Starbucks Introduces New Maple Pecan Latte for Fall

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With the official arrival of fall this Friday, Starbucks is celebrating the flavors and colors of the season with the debut of new beverages and fun and vibrant cups.

While the annual return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte has long-heralded the change in season for many, this year a second fall flavor is sharing the spotlight Starbucks menus nationwide: the new Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte.

Inspired by classic fall flavors and the changing leaves of the season, the Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte is a warming blend of signature espresso and steamed milk combined with notes of maple syrup and pecan, and finished with a colorful autumn topping.

“Our espresso shot is the core of our handcrafted beverages,” said Debbie Antonio, from Starbucks Beverage Research and Development team. “The flavors of maple and pecan perfectly balance the inherent sweet and nutty flavors of espresso. The result is a smooth and well-rounded handcrafted beverage that customers can personalize to truly make theirs.

The company has offered variations on this popular flavor over the years including the Maple Macchiato (U.S. and Canada), the Golden Maple Latte (Singapore) and the Maple Pecan Latte (South Korea). The Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte will be available to customers in the U.S. and Asia, while supplies last.

Customers who savor chocolate year-round can visit Starbucks to celebrate the arrival of the Starbucks Dark Mocha Frappuccino, which makes its way onto Starbucks menus nationwide beginning on Friday, September 22. The rich and fudgy blended beverage, combines extra dark cocoa, coffee, milk and ice blended together and topped with whipped cream. The beverage is available at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada, while supplies last

Earlier this year Starbucks bright and colorful Spring Cups were a hit with partners and customers alike. With the arrival of fall, the company is bringing back a limited run of colorful cups, this time with jewel-tones of plum, teal and orange celebrating the fun and vibrancy of the season.

Available in the U.S. and Canada for a limited time, each tall, grande and venti size gets its own vibrant color with white dots and hand-drawn designs including a pie, an owl and of course, a pumpkin.

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