Pumpkin spice, everything nice

Calla Patino, Editor-in-Chief

The cool autumn crisp; the night glazing over earlier; the red, yellow and brown leaves; the switch from crop top summer to sweaters. When coffee shops release this seasonal treat of pumpkin spice, fall is here. There are no months of October and November without the warm, straight-to-the-heart flavor of pumpkin spice. 

Even if the spice isn’t nice, it’s the bat signal for arguably the best season. Looking for something different from an everyday Caramel Macchiato, try some pumpkin spice. It’s not just the distinct, wonderful flavor of CINNAMON which is the epitome of the smells of fall; it’s the kind spices of ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves.

For lovers of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, this drink is the first wave to the beloved pie. During Thanksgiving dinner, people become overstuffed from the turkey and gravy feast that by the time dessert rolls around there’s no room left for pumpkin pie. Pumpkin spice coffee stops from missing out on that pumpkin goodness. 

On the thought of pumpkins, pumpkin spice is the reminder for families to search their attics and pull out their skeletons and jack-o-lanterns for Halloween is just around the corner. When having to wake up early, getting a cup of some good old pumpkin spice spices a morning up. The flavor is only around for a short time every year, but it continues to make a splash. Every year Starbucks sells more than 20 million pumpkin spice lattes, according to CNN. That’s a lot of pumpkin.

With the change in weather, pumpkin spice implores people to jump into a pile of raked-up fallen leaves, curl up in their favorite blanket, watch Frankenstein and Dracula, go on a hayride and holler for their football team. Pumpkin spice brings everyone together for the turn of the season.