Pumpkin Latte Shortage at Starbucks

    MUENCHEN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 18:  Three days ahead of the Oktoberfest opening the traditional Hofbraeuhaus beer tavern and the sign of Starbucks Coffee is seen at Platzl square on September 18, 2012 in Muenchen, Germany. The three-week long Oktoberfest beer festival which attracts around 1 million foreign tourists begins on September 22.  (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

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    It’s a java disaster. Starbucks’ feverishly anticipated and epically popular Pumpkin Spice Lattes are in short supply this fall, as the special syrup used to flavor the limited-run drink is going out-of-stock at company cafes across the country. A Starbucks spokesperson denies a widespread shortage of the magic pumpkin potion, but says some locations may be experiencing a “pumpkin emergency” due to infrequent deliveries. Dismayed addicts, denied their autumnal beverage, are taking to Twitter to lament their withdrawal. “My world almost ended this morning when the local Starbucks told me they were out of Pumpkin Spice Latte,” tweeted one Kentucky consumer.

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