Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Not Too Early for Latte Enjoy the Fall Flavor, Even If Haters Call You Basic

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Not Too Early for Latte Enjoy the Fall Flavor, Even If Haters Call You Basic

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It's baaack. We're talking of the famous - or, if you're a "hater," the infamous - PSL, also known as the pumpkin spice latte.

Starbucks shook America, Canada and Twitter with its 15th annual release of the seasonal beverage. Early. As in early, even for Starbucks. The PSL started showing up on menus Aug. 28, a week or so ahead of its usual appearance.

The pumpkin-flavored coffee, seasoned with the warm spices of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, is Starbucks' most popular seasonal drink. It also may be its most divisive, evidenced by the Twitter storm that followed the appearance of the sweet and somewhat savory drink on menus. With its own Twitter account, @TheRealPSL has about 110,000 followers.

If you're into social media, you may know that favoring the PSL can instantly convert you to "basic"; translation: conformist of the most uncool variety. …

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