Emerson’s Favorite Fall Drinks


Alexandra Belevan and Natalia Baron

Fall has finally arrived and that means fall drinks are starting to emerge everywhere.  

It is a given that the most popular fall flavors are pumpkin and apple. Almost every coffee shop you’ll walk into will have one of these flavors – and you don’t want to miss out!

We asked EHS students of all grades to give their opinion on what their favorite fall drink is this year. We gave students a list of the most popular fall drinks from Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks. After looking  at the results, we were able to determine what the best and worst Fall drinks are. 

The worst voted drink was the Apple Cranberry Dunkin Coconut Refresher from Dunkin Donuts. This drink ended up not getting any votes. This drink combines Honeycrisp apples and cranberries with green tea and vitamin B for energy. 

“I got this drink from Dunkin once and I did not like it at all. I thought the coconut was too much and would’ve been better without it. I couldn’t even finish the drink, it wasn’t for me,” said Jamie Falotico. 

When thinking about fall drinks, the first thing that may come to mind is Pumpkin Spice. However, the results showed that the second and third worst voted drinks were the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks and Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte from Dunkin, with 5% of the votes each. These lattes contain a flavor combination of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. 

The second best voted fall drink was the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks with 25%. This drink has Starbucks’ home brewed cold brew with vanilla syrup, topped with a sweet pumpkin cold foam and pumpkin spice topping. This is one of Starbucks’ most popular drinks that they sell. 

And finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the best voted fall drink was the Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato from Starbucks. “My favorite place to get a fall drink is Starbucks because they have a great selection and it actually tastes super good,” says Jacky Veintimilla. The Apple Crisp Macchiato received 30% of the votes in our poll which means that this was the students’ favorite fall drink!

In this drink, the apple flavoring is very rich and delicious, with a perfect combination of milk and a caramelized-spiced apple drizzle. 

If you ever are in the mood for a fall drink, make sure you check out the top drinks on our list from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts! Enjoy your Fall EHS!