I have done time in a green apron, been a Starbucks barista. So, I admit I laughed and trembled with fear when I heard the news that there was a pumpkin spice latte shortage. Laughed because it’s a funny kind of crisis. But trembled because I know what it’s like to have to deliver the news to a caffeine-deprived coffee-seeker that his drink of choice is not available. We once ran low on peppermint syrup while I was behind the bar. It was not a good week.
So, I was happy to hear the news that the crisis was averted – or never really was a crisis at all. ABC news reports that the “Twitter uproar” over the supposed shortage was all in vain and that Starbucks Global Brand Public Relations Director Lisa Passe confirms “that there are no actual pumpkin emergencies,” although a few stores did sell out of the drink, sparking the rumor. Read all about it here.