Tuesday, September 6, 2011

the way i know it's fall

i'm not sure how i feel about starbucks. sometimes the coffee is too roasted. sometimes the corporate culture is a bit much and i find myself wandering into more local, hometown places.

but today they officially released pumpkin spice lattes.

there is a rainy haze over north carolina this morning, brought in from late summer showers and a hurricane swirling in the atlantic. it's brisk, leggings weather. and as soon as i received my cup, i ripped off the cardboard holder and pressed my hands firm to the heat.

and i declare, a tuesday morning never tasted as good.

25 comments:

Christi said...

Oh goodness. I have the same love/hate feelings about Starbucks, but I will definitely be there soon for a pumpkin spice latte. Thank you for announcing its release. My favorite!

elisabeth | thimbles + things said...

i'm more a fan of the local coffee shops.
BUT, i do have to say i'm a sucker for starbucks pumpkins spice lattes.
they are so amazing.

thanks again for featuring me on friday! :)

♥elisabeth

Misty said...

Yum! The beginning of my favorite time of year!

Lauren Quinn O'Neill said...

I pulled out the leggings this morning too..and pumpkin spice lattes are yum!

Kristina said...

A - I'm SO excited about the Pumpkin Spice Latte release :) I have been waiting with bated breath! I adore them (and coffee mate doesn't have theirs come out for a few more weeks - so I'll be frequenting my local starbucks until then to feel my addiction!)
B - isn't fall amazing?! It's been feeling like fall around here and it make me so happy, it is my absolute favorite season!

Thisisme. said...

Simple but sweet today! Pumpkin Spice latte does sound rather lovely . It's really cold over here today :(

Amanda said...

love this post. reminds me of ones i do around this time of year. it's all about the little things that make fall happen for you, isn't it?

p.s. i agree with you re: the corporate-ness of it all, that's why chad and i only get p.s.l. from starbucks once maybe twice in the season. a little $13 dollar treat. :)

Victory Garden Yarn said...

DITTO on all of that. Living in Seattle means you have even more of a dichotomy between the die-hard, independent coffee house fans and the Starbucks fans+corporate employees. I certainly fall somewhere in between those two groups, but only because of the darn PSL!

I actually popped by our grocery store's Starbucks hut on Friday and asked the barista if they had any of the Autumnal flavors yet...and she made me a PSL early! Love her. ;)

Amylou said...

I'm not really a pumpkin girl, but I look forward to the winter peppermint mochas all year long! YUM!

Mo Pie, Please said...

I love that feeling! I couldn't agree more with you about Starbucks though. Their coffee really is a little too roasted and their lattes don't compare with local shops. But sometimes it's just what you need.

Amber Blue Bird said...

I am more of a Dunkin girl but I do believe Fall is upon us.

chambanachik said...

Mmm. Love it.

angie on maui said...

Oh, they are BACK! I love pumpkin spice lattes...it is just a shame that they don't blend well with the temperature out here. But I can still pretend. :)

Hope your week is going well, beautiful friend! xo

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

we are getting weather from u guys in america apparently its been grey and rainy here all day!! pumpkin drink sounds lovely.
have a fab week xxxxxxx

ladydazy said...

Thank you for visiting the beauty in my world. You sure have beauty in your world. I just had my first pumpkin spice latte last week!! :)

kimbirdy said...

i want autumn to come so much! too bad it's over 100 degrees here. gah! it's so hot and probably will be for a while still, but all i want is to pull out my scarves, mull some apple cider, and watch the changing leaves. enjoy that pumpkin spice latte a little extra for me will you?

Emily said...

i dont drink coffee but i could live off their chai lattes! So glad fall is here and I can snuggle up with a warm mug of chai :)

sarah nicole said...

I love them too! They taste like memories. I'll go get one tomorrow. : )

xo,

Sarah

Jennifer said...

I totally agree about their coffee being over-roasted, but I do love the pumpkin spice latte!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

I love fall. And I love anything pumpkin. I even named my dog Pumpkin when I was very young. But I agree about Starbucks. They are everywhere, and sometimes they're not that good.

Suz and Allan said...

So I read this post this morning, shut my computer, and drove straight to Starbuck's for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Amazing!

We are doing 5 Days of Giveaways on our blog this week if you or any of your readers want to stop by!

the southern hostess said...

I love this post. A pumpkin spice latte is a true sign of fall.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Woohoo!! Pumpkin spice!!!

Cara-Mia said...

Even though it's still in the 100s, I bought a PSL. Delicious. :)

Erin {pughs' news} said...

I've had three pumpkin spice lattes since they came out last week. I just can't help myself!

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