What The Season Brings: Pumpkin Spiced Latte


Soooo it's Autumn (yay!) I've done all the obligatory activities associated with the falling leaves, like buying stationary, ordering books, attending induction lectures, enduring Fresher's Fair, starting new notebooks (all things I LOVE) but I have yet to indulge in the more festive side of the season. So I thought I'd start a regular post called 'What The Season Brings' where I have to do a couple of seasonal activities a month and blog about them, otherwise time is going to get the better of me and I'm going to miss out on a lot of fun. Hopefully you'll enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy experiencing and posting them :-)


First up is the Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Now this particular beverage seems to be the sacred nectar of every lifestyle blog and twitter account on the web - everyone is raving about it. I always thought it was an exclusively American thing because I'd never seen it sold in any of my frequented Starbucks however, whilst mooching around Clifton I saw that Coffee 1 had an Autumn Drinks Menu and low and behold it included a Pumpkin Spiced Latte. I made a mental note to find someone, anyone to go on a coffee date with so that I could taste this much sought after flavoured coffee. A week later, I hurried excitedly down Clifton High-Street with Louis to Coffee 1 where I proudly ordered my first ever Pumpkin Latte. The barista, a friend of mine, looked at me like I was crazy 'You want a Pumpkin Spiced Latte? That sounds disgusting!' yet I was determined, utterly resolved to sample it, my mother's words ringing in my ears 'You won't know unless you try it'.


It's awful. I was so disappointed and yet I wasn't at all surprised. All I can say is that I'm so glad I ordered two drinks, the second being a regular, unflavoured latte; after the sickly, monstrously sweet tasting gourd based hot drink my mouth was pleading for something familiar. People should just never mess with coffee. I'm enraged that they even dare call it a latte - there was no coffee and if there was I certainly couldn't taste it! Thankfully Coffee 1's regular lattes are pretty incredible and Louis agreed to switch drinks (he needs the calories more than I do) so the whole experience wasn't a total disaster. Later, I also found this article from HelloGiggles where a fellow Pumpkin Spice Hater spews out her venomous views on flavoured coffee and, like me, is an avid Americano fan.

Basically sweet coffee is for whimps, the goodness is in the bitter after taste. Punkt.

1 comment :

  1. You know I would definitely love this latte...so just like Louis I would have switched drinks (Best friend vs boyfriend...the war is on)