She Said: How Early is Too Early for Pumpkin Spice?

Do you think it is too soon for pumpkin spice lattes to be released? With the current heat wave that has been coming through Connecticut, it seems almost wrong to be drinking a hot pumpkin spice latte or any hot coffee in this heat. The classic pumpkin spice latte can be thought of as being directly related with the fall season.

I was personally a little caught-off-guard learning that stores are releasing their fall pumpkin flavors before fall has even begun.

After scrolling through my social media platforms, I have already seen an abundant amount of Instagram and Twitter adds promoting the early release of the fall coffee flavors. As an avid coffee drinker, I began to question how people can even be able to drink this coffee in the hot weather we are still experiencing.

Once the calendar hits September 22 (which is the first official day of fall), I think it will be more acceptable to have pumpkin spice lattes out in stores. With the release of these fall lattes being so soon, I am reminded of how stores release holiday decorations way before the holiday is even close. I think that stores releasing these flavors so soon takes away the excitement for fall.

Although some people may love getting a little jump start on their favorite fall coffee, I personally am the type of person who likes to wait until I know it’s officially the season for it. To me, I think sweater weather is the weather for pumpkin spice lattes, not 90-degree weather.

With summer ending soon, I want to cherish these last few weeks with eating ice cream and sipping on refreshing summer iced teas. Not drinking a hot fall drink when fall has not even started.

Personally, I cannot say I am the biggest fan of pumpkin spice lattes, even in the fall season.

However, I understand why people get so excited about the release of pumpkin spice lattes. Although I may not be a fan of them myself, one food I look forward to is apple cider donuts. Every year I cannot wait for fall just to eat apple cider donuts or apple pie from my local farm at home. Something about that tradition stays close to my heart even though I have to wait months for it to come around. Although the anticipation may be annoying at times, I know that the moment it is fall I will be eating them frequently.

My point is that I say we keep these pumpkin flavors in their own season, which is fall. Who wants to be sipping on a warm and spicy drink while sweating in this outdoor humidity?

Although I may be contradicting myself a little bit, I am an iced coffee girl no matter what time of year it is. It can be snowing or 90 degrees and I will still be seen with an iced coffee in my hand.

The moment I see pumpkin flavors out, I begin to get a little excited because it makes me feel like fall is officially here. However, with this extreme heat wave we have been having here, there is no way I can possibly think of it as fall.

However, on September 22 I will say that it is perfectly okay to have those flavors out because it will then be officially fall!

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