Starbucks versus Dunkin fall coffees


Above shows the cheaper fall drink option: Dunkin coffee. Photo Credit: Unsplash

Gracie Ross

Answering your call for fall, Starbucks Coffee and Dunkin Donuts have released some new drinks for this season.  


If you enjoy pumpkin spice and everything nice, then you will love Dunkin’s all new pumpkin drinks. Dunkin is offering pumpkin lattes, cold brews, and espresso drinks. Not only is Dunkin offering pumpkin drinks, but they just released an all new Chai latte.  


Starbucks, as always, has released some spectacular fall drinks for 2020.  Starbucks released the Pumpkin Cold Foam Cold Brew, Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte, and the Pumpkin Cinnamon Iced Coffee. Starbucks also has chai drinks available for the non pumpkin lovers. You can take the taste of fall right to your mouth with these all new drinks. 


The signature Iced Pumpkin Latte from Dunkin had multiple raving reviews on youtube, instagram, and tik tok. The drink ultimately speaks to your senses with a strong smell that reminds you directly of fall. The drink reminds people of pumpkin pie and truly succeeds capturing a fall essence. Student and Dunkin Donuts regular, Margaret Wheatley stated, “I love going to Dunkin Donuts because it is cheaper than Starbucks. The Pumpkin Spice Latte did a great job of capturing the feeling of fall”.   


Coffee lover Lindsay Brooks said, “The Chai Tea Latte at Starbucks instantly reminds me of fall and smells so good.” 


 Over the years, Starbucks has been known for the popularity of their fall drinks. From instagram posts, to tiktok, everyone raves about the fall drinks and the excitement of getting a fresh pumpkin spice latte. 


The fresh flavors of chai, pumpkin, vanilla, and caramel are great flavors that are brought together for a fall feeling. Many influencers are comparing the Pumpkin Spice latte from Dunkin versus Starbucks. 


 Dunkin released their fall drinks on August 21, 2020. Starbucks released their fall drinks on August 25, 2020. Dunkin Pumpkin Spice latte is lighter in color and a lighter mixture. Starbucks has the dark coloring and stronger pumpkin taste. The Dunkin latte has a faint pumpkin smell while the Starbucks latte smells exactly like pumpkin. It could be that Dunkin’s fall menu is newer, therefore Starbucks has had time to make a perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte.  


The Cinnamon and Nutmeg is strong in the Dunkin drinks to remind you of pumpkin pie or a pumpkin spice flavor.  


The Dunkin lattes cost $2.99-$3.99, depending on the size you order. The Starbucks fall drinks cost $5.25-$5.75.  


Dunkin is a lot cheaper and gives you more coffee for the money. These drinks go well with the Starbucks fox cake pop or the Dunkin Seasonal Maple Syrup Bacon.  

Above shows the Starbucks fall drink, the more popular choice as opposed to Dunkin. Photo Credit: Unsplash