Starbucks adds new fall drink, and it’s only available in Canada


Move over, Pumpkin Spice: Starbucks Canada is rolling out a new fall espresso drink they think will win over the hearts, minds, stomach, and wallets of the True North Strong and Free.

Cardamom Latte (Photo courtesy Starbucks Canada)

The Cardamom Latte debuts September 6, 2018 coast to coast, and the ‘bux says they went with the spice most often associated with the flavours of southwestern India as we Canadians have pretty sophisticated palates, and it’s a “food trend to watch for” this year.

Here’s how they describe it: “Inspired by the craft of the Starbucks ReserveTM Roastery in Seattle, the Cardamom Latte was adapted specifically for Canadians, as customers gravitate towards elevated taste experiences that reflect our global appetite, in a way that only Starbucks and our skilled baristas can offer. The latte delivers a rich, complex spice through earthy, floral, citrus and vanilla notes to perfectly complement Starbucks signature Espresso Roast.”

Oh, and even though they’re super into this new creation, they will of course still have your PSL, along with other fall goodies, like pumpkin scones. They’re also adding a Cold Foam Dark Cocoa Nitro to their lineup, too.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom