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Maple Syrup-Infused Lattes

The Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte Launches on the First Day of Fall

— September 23, 2017 — Lifestyle
Starbucks is renowned as the brand that brought the Pumpkin Spice Latte (or PSL) to the masses, so it's at it again infusing seasonal flavors into hot beverages with the announcement of the Maple Pecan Latte. Set to launch on the first day of fall (September 22), the latte is made using a blend of espresso and steamed milk that has been mixed with maple syrup and pecan before being topped with a n autumn-inspired topping. The latte will be available for purchase in the US and Asia while supplies last for the fall season.

Seasonal products are coveted more than ever as consumers look out for ways to switch up what they purchase on a daily basis. The Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte is an example of this with a deep, rich flavor profile that is sure to be a hit.
Trend Themes
1. Seasonal Flavored Beverages - The popularity of seasonal flavored beverages presents an opportunity for brands to create unique and limited-time offerings that cater to consumers' desire for variety.
2. Autumn-inspired Toppings - Introducing autumn-inspired toppings in hot beverages can create a sense of seasonal indulgence and enhance the overall flavor experience for consumers.
3. International Flavor Convergence - Bringing together international flavors, such as maple syrup and pecan, in beverages allows brands to tap into global taste preferences and offer a unique fusion.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - Food and beverage companies can explore the creation of seasonal twists on their existing product lines to capture consumer interest and drive sales during specific times of the year.
2. Coffee Shops and Cafes - Coffee shops and cafes can differentiate themselves by introducing innovative seasonal beverages with unique flavors and toppings, attracting customers seeking new taste experiences.
3. International Market Expansion - Expanding into international markets allows brands to introduce localized flavors and capitalize on cultural preferences, creating new business opportunities and reaching a broader consumer base.
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