You can get paid to test this year’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes

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The Starbucks drink has marked the start of autumn since 2003  (Theo Crazzolara/Unsplash)
The Starbucks drink has marked the start of autumn since 2003 (Theo Crazzolara/Unsplash)

For many people, the beginning of autumn is signalled by the release of Starbucks’ famous Pumpkin Spice Latte. Served either hot or iced, the coffee is flavoured with the traditional autumnal flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove and is often topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.

The seasonal style of coffee was first served in 2003 and has since grown a cult following, with more than 1.3 million Google searches a year for the seasonal beverage globally. There are also countless TikToks showing people how to make the perfect Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.

So it’s good news for those of you craving something warm and comforting, as the leaves start to fall from the trees and the temperatures call for thick cosy jumpers.

And if you are a Pumpkin Spice Latte fan, we have even better news. Clothing brand Pour Moi is hiring a Pumpkin Spice Latte Tester this autumn, to test all the seasonal drinks available at popular coffee chains and crown the best. The role involves taste testing Starbucks’ famous Pumpkin Spice Latte as well as other seasonal drinks and getting paid £300 (plus budget to purchase coffees).

You must have experience drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes, love and enthusiasm for autumn and a passion for pumpkins. You also should have the ability to get to and from a range of different coffee shops. The findings of this important research will then be published on the cosy clothing brand Pour Moi’s site, so PSL fans can make an informed decision when they fancy sipping on a seasonal beverage.

The successful applicant will receive a payment of £300, plus a budget to spend on the Pumpkin Spice Lattes and other autumnal drinks, and their job will be to rate and review each of the coffees to reveal which one gets them in the autumnal mood from the first sip.

After trying each spiced coffee, the applicant will give each one a score based on various all important factors: sweetness levels, flavour, cosiness, smell, and added bonuses (cream, sprinkles, gingerbread etc).

Maria Ryan, sales and marketing director at Pour Moi, said: “Despite the hot summer we have all faced, there are still fall fanatics who cannot wait for their autumn wardrobes to make a return. Because so many of our customers talk about how much they love everything about this cosy season (beyond the knitwear and snuggly clothing), we wanted to do something that ensures they have the best start to their favourite season.

“By hiring a Pumpkin Spice Latte tester, we can help all fall-lovers tell the gourd from the bad when it comes to the limited-edition seasonal coffees on offer this year, meaning everybody can relax with a hot drink knowing they will feel autumnal from the first sip.”

You can apply for the role here.