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If you’re a fan of Starbucks but you also enjoy more specialized coffee shops that constantly make and sell unique and original coffee concoctions, you’re likely going to be pretty excited about this news. Starbucks just announced that 7,500 of their U.S. locations will be featuring “Barista Originals.”

Your favorite baristas can finally start adding their own creativity to the mix, which will obviously be fun and exciting for both you AND the baristas.

We are definitely so on board for this.


Baristas all over the country submitted their favorite customized fall beverage ideas through social media. Out of all the ideas that were submitted, the Starbucks team created 20 of them and ultimately chose their top five favorites.

One of the top choices (and frankly, our top choice) was created by Andrew Vagner, a shift supervisor in Cleveland, Ohio.

Um yes, we do too. His concoction sounds amazingly delicious and we can’t wait to try it.

Another option is a Chai Latte with pumpkin spice sauce and Cinnamon Dolce syrup created by Taylor Regehr, a shift supervisor in Seattle, WA. The top five fall drinks are available at Starbucks from October 13 to 16 and October 20 to 23.

But wait, there’s more.

You can follow what other baristas across the country are creating by following the hashtag #BaristaOriginals. If any of them sounds delicious to you (which, duh, of course they will), you can request them at your local Starbucks.

Pumpkin Pie Latte??? BRB heading to Starbucks.