Year after year, coffee lovers around the world await the return of Starbucks fall drinks, pumpkin spice and caramel apple alike. And every August (or early September), the brand finds new ways to promote its lineup. In 2020, Starbucks announced its lineup earlier than ever before, along with a limited-time hotline that you could call to hear soothing autumnal sounds, like a crackling fire or a hayride. (Times were dire then, people.) In 2021, they followed suit as both old favorites and a new seasonal sipper made their way onto the menu in late August.
After months of waiting for sweater season’s return, we finally have the scoop on 2022’s roster, which hits cafés across the country on Tuesday, August 30. To celebrate, here are our thoughts on eight of our favorite Starbucks fall drinks to date.