We know, OK? We know. It’s August. You’re still in summer mode. You’re thinking about the beach or the pool. You’re not thinking about autumn. You’re not thinking about leaves changing color or temperatures cooling off. And you’re certainly not thinking about pumpkin spice lattes. It’s TOO early.
But it doesn’t matter. Because no one can stop the Pumpkin Spice Express. It arrives whenever it wants.
And whenever it wants is soon, apparently. Starbucks locations across the country are beginning to receive their pumpkin spice syrups in preparation for September’s kickoff, which GrubStreet reports has led to baristas commiserating/lending support to one another on the r/Starbucks subreddit.