Yes, that CIA.
The spy agency posted a tweet on Thursday that showed a seasonal coffee toast between a Starbucks cup and a Dunkin cup, each with marks indicating a pumpkiny brew inside:
— CIA (@CIA) August 29, 2019
Both companies have locations at CIA headquarters in Virginia.
Is this just an innocent celebration of seasonal coffees? Or is there a hidden message on those mugs? Some Twitter users played along. Some cracked jokes. And others used the tweet as a chance to serve some extra-hot spice right back at the agency:
Message received. Meet at @dunkindonuts on Blue Nail road. Order Pumpkin Spiced drink and wait for contact…..
— CampbellWriter 💧 (@CampbellWriter) August 29, 2019
Okay nobody drink the pumpkin spice lattes I think there are listening devices in them
— Well mannered (@mannerlygamer) August 29, 2019
You’re gonna waterboard some people aren’t you?
— Dusty (@DustinGiebel) August 29, 2019
A pumpkin spice water boarding is seasonal.
— Alaric the Minnesotan (@RockyTheAussie1) August 29, 2019
Anticipated this one a bit better than 9/11. Thanks team!
— ./AGStover.exe (@AGStover) August 29, 2019
Cool how the torture and coup agency likes coffee, makes us feel much better
— Early Halloween Name (@ascannerburkely) August 29, 2019
When u gotta destabilize some foreign countries in order to further U.S. economic interests but first u gotta make sure everyone knows how much u love AUTUMN 🍂☕https://t.co/bu9oBxu69n
— Sarah Gailey (@gaileyfrey) August 29, 2019
Pumpkin Spies Latte
— Kristen M. (@WeBeReading) August 29, 2019
The CIA tweeting about pumpkin spice lattes is peak capitalism/America/2019 https://t.co/ySazaNmcd9
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) August 29, 2019
Are you kidding me right now? You’re the goddamned CIA. WHY ARE YOU POSTING COFFEE ADS? …ooooh, pumpkin spice.
— Stabby Spice (@KathleenSoprano) August 29, 2019
Among the deep state's many tendrils is a *squints* coordinated social media plan pic.twitter.com/T6SWc0NqWj
— Greg Otto (@gregotto) August 29, 2019
It’s confirmed. The Pumpkin Spice craze is a CIA operation. https://t.co/nSfrI4BMNR
— Christian M Stempert (@cmstempert) August 30, 2019 Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus