Coffee worth wasting money on

Alauna Thompson, Reporter

27th October, 2022

It’s finally the season when it takes an hour in the Starbucks line just to get their famous pumpkin spice cocaine… oops, I mean latte.

When you finally do get to the window, at that point it’s not even worth the five dollar drink that you finish in less than seven minutes. There have to be alternatives right?

I decided to go to Ramones and Jitterbean to compare their pumpkin spice lattes to Starbucks to see if they are better.

Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks

I honestly remember it being way better than it was, because it didn’t even taste anything like pumpkin… just elevated cinnamon. Sophomore Mason Blair didn’t think it was all that good either. “That drink was actually disgusting, bro,” Blair said.

However, Junior Ella Manthorne felt the opposite way about it.

“I wouldn’t waste my money on this overpriced drink, I would rather just spend my money on a regular coffee that will taste the same way,” Manthorne explained.

Which I totally agree , the sweetness was hecka overpowering.

Pumpkin Bliss from Jitterbean

I was actually excited to try this drink mainly because I’ve heard nothing but good things. This drink didn’t disappoint. It had a really good pumpkin taste and had a good amount of sweetness in it.

This was definitely my favorite out of the three drinks. It had a good cinnamon taste and literally hit. Blair thought the same saying, “This is the only drink that you made me try that didn’t make me want to puke.”

Which may have been a little dramatic, but I agree.

Pumpkin spice latte from Ramones

It had a good coffee taste but it was lacking in pumpkin flavor, and I didn’t realize until after drinking it that all the syrup and pumpkin flavor was at the bottom of the cup.

So remember to stir your coffee ladies.

Blair thought this drink was also gross and overly sweet. “Not it” were his exact words.

When Manthorne tasted it she said she was shocked by how good it was. “The only thing I would change about it is the lack of pumpkin flavor in it,” she said.

I also agree with her because although the coffee was good, it didn’t have a strong pumpkin spice slay.
Now that I’m broke and bouncing off the walls, I would say that the best drink out of the three would have to be the Pumpkin Bliss Latte from Jitterbean.

I wasn’t shocked by this because they seem to take their time with their drinks instead of just winging it like I’ve seen at Starbucks.

The drink was also not too expensive which shocked me. It was only four dollars while the other two were more than five, and were not as good.

After trashing these drinks I would have to say that you should support your local coffee shops more because from my experience it was the best drink, the cheapest one and came the fastest.