When Can I Get Starbucks "Barista Originals"? These Fall Specialties Won't Be Around For Long

If you're feeling like you're in a bit of a rut with your current coffee order, fear not, because Starbucks "Barista Originals" are here to wow us. Among the many questions you probably have right now, you might be wondering most fiercely exactly when you can get Starbucks Barista Originals — in which case I have good news and bad news for you. I'll give you the bad news first: They're only available for a limited time. But the good news is that you can order them literally right now, so hurray for that!

As the name suggests, Starbucks Barista Originals are a line of original drinks invented by Starbucks baristas. Think of it like the secret menu behind the counter — because who knows what combinations go best together if not the people who work there? Originally inspired by an internal contest encouraging Starbucks baristas to submit ideas of their own for the perfect fall beverage on social media, the Barista Originals event will feature both five drinks from the overall contest and inventions by baristas at each individual participating store. (That means that the selection of drinks will vary dramatically depending on where you are.)


For the curious, the five winners from the contest include the following:

  • Grande Breve Cold Brew with one pump Pumpkin Spice
  • Grande Chai with one pump Pumpkin Spice and one pump Cinnamon Dolce
  • Grande Salted Caramel White Chocolate Mocha
  • Grande Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino, Affogato-style with extra caramel sauce and extra salt
  • Grande Flat White with one pump Cinnamon Dolce and one pump Pumpkin Spice

And again, baristas at each store will be bringing you their own creations, as well, so you could get an entirely different selection of drinks depending on which location you visit.


And now that you know everything you need to in order to fall in love with these perfect-for-fall treats, I can deliver the most important piece of news: You have to act fast if you want to get them. Starbucks Barista Originals are available for two weekends only: From Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, and then again from Oct. 20 to Oct. 23.

This also means, though, they are available literally right now, giving you the ideal start to your weekend! Why not treat yourself? It's Friday, after all!