Pumpkin has been widely used for hundreds of years in various recipes. It's been fried, made into a soup or stew, and then later on used in desserts. Now, as you have probably guessed, the pumpkin spice is not actually made of pumpkin (unless you're feeling really crafty to prepare it and add it into your coffee, which sounds great!).
The most used spices in the pumpkin spice pie mix are nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and mace, and they are originally from Indonesia. During the Dutch colonization, many of these spices have been brought to the Netherlands, where they were mixed and used in various recipes, mainly desserts.
The unique taste made the spices so popular, that years later the words spread and they were found used in cookbooks from England and North America. Each country had their own adaptation, but the taste was similar.
As the spices were sold separately mainly, in 1934 in America the mix of 'pumpkin pie spice' was invented to make the job of baking a pie much easier. Therefore, this is how the mix of spices was mainly associated with pumpkins and pumpkin-related recipes.
In 2003 it was used by Starbucks to create the staple 'Pumpkin Spice Latte', and the rest is history.
It is an easy to make drink, and this is why we created the perfect blend of beans and paired it with the syrup and frother. This way all of our customers get a chance at being their own barista and create the perfect drink for themselves and loved ones!