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I've decided I don't like Pumpkin Spice Lattes anymore. This was a very hard decision for me to make (read: mostly here and here). The fact is, they are just TOO SWEET (and I think the Starbucks version tastes a bit funny, too).
You know why Pumpkin lattes are so sweet? Because of how much syrup is in them. Starbucks adds four pumps of syrup for a medium! I asked for 3 and it was STILL too sweet. (That's not even that bad compared to a medium Salted Caramel Mocha which has EIGHT PUMPS OF SYRUP: four chocolate and four toffee nut.)
Now, to get the same wonderful pumpkin-spiciness in my coffee, I just add some pumpkin pie spice to my ground coffee beans in my coffee filter. And you know what? It's amazing! I don't measure, I just shake the spice in there and it flavors my coffee without any additional calories!
I am still intrigued by making my own syrup for homemade Pumpkin Lattes, but for now, this is perfect.
I urge you to give it a try! A couple of my friends add cinnamon to their coffee filter all year round. What a great way to add a little something extra to your coffee!