The staff at the Boston Globe reports that the Dunkin’ Donuts publicity department doesn’t believe much in down-time, where carpal tunnel syndrome is presumably rampant among the prolific flacks typing up all those press releases.

In today’s news flash, the Canton-based coffee-and-baked-goods chain wants its caffeine-swilling public to know that its “Fa-La-La-La-Lattes” are part of its holiday promotions.

“Throughout the hectic holiday season,” many Dunkin’ stores will be serving “small hot lattes for the value price of $1.99.”

Earlier this week, the chain was tub-thumping about how it is serving free coffee today to any US Postal Service letter carrier. And just before that, a release noted that napping has become so prevalent on Thanksgiving that many Dunkin’ stores plan to stay open until 2 p.m. tomorrow to help folks ward off unwanted drowsiness.

Here’s some more breaking news: Dunkin’ is unveiling “Peppermint Mocha Latte,” which is “topped with whipped cream and a mocha drizzle. Served hot or iced, peppermint flavoring adds seasonal flair to the traditional Dunkin’ Donuts latte,” the company said.

A latte with mocha drizzle and seasonal flair? That’s not every joe lover’s cup of tea.

The Boston Globe