The autumnal drink is a favourite of Starbucks fans.

While it may still be summer, many Starbucks fans are already looking forward to treating themselves to the brand’s autumn favourite – a pumpkin spice latte.

Only available for a short time every year, the pumpkin spice latte was first developed by Starbucks  January 2003, and it has proved to be a huge hit since.

The popular drink is a warming combination of Starbucks espresso, pumpkin flavoured sauce and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Last year a vegan-friendly version of the drink, made using dairy-free sauce, was also available along with an iced latte.

When will the pumpkin spice latte be available?

Pumpkin spice lattes were originally available from October, but last year they were brought back early – from 5 September – meaning fans could enjoy the drink for even longer.

Starbucks typically make pumpkin spice lattes available from September until Christmas, with prices starting at £3.15.

With many fans waiting on their favourite autumnal drink since the start of September, the brand have announced that the seasonal favourite will be back on Friday 25 September.

When did Starbucks reopen?

After lockdown, the chain started a phased reopening of stores in May.

The reopened venues operated on a Drive Thru and takeaway basis only.

“The safety of everyone is our greatest priority so our stores may look a little different to normal,” the company’s website explains.

At the time, Starbucks opened 15 per cent of its UK sites, which is around 150 stores.

The opening time for stores was different to the usual opening times they operated pre-lockdown.

In a letter shared by Alex Rayner, Starbucks UK general manager, it was revealed that the “goal is to be fully open by the end of June”.

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