Each year, I look forward to November 1 with eager anticipation. Not just because it is our niece's birthday, or because the fall colors in Central Park are usually at their peak. For me, the Return of the Starbucks Red Cup is the official kick-off of the holiday season (although, admittedly, our Christmas tree has already been up for a week).
While I have never done the math, I undoubtedly buy more Venti Black Decafs during November and December than any other time of year. So, whether you fill your red cup with PSL, Gingerbread Latte or Peppermint Mocha - cheers!