When autumn arrives and the cool weather sets in, there are few things we like more than a good warm beverage. We enjoy a variety of hot beverages, but because our work schedules are so hectic in the fall, when everyone is simply getting ready for the holidays, one type of beverage stands out above the rest: coffee! As much as we enjoy a plain cup of coffee with milk and a pinch of sugar on a daily basis, it’s wonderful to treat ourselves once in a while. Fall is a time of seasonal fragrances and exquisite taste combinations, and we see no reason not to incorporate them into just about any aspect of our lives that we can. That’s why we’ve recently become infatuated with fall-flavored coffees!
Just in case the notion of a sweet, flavorful beverage that truly satisfies your appetite for both a pleasure and caffeine appeals to you as much as it does to us, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorite fall coffee recipes that taste even better this time of year.
Salted caramel latte
Caramel, like cinnamon, is one of those flavors that we like all year but especially in the fall. We like how it sweetens the coffee just enough so we don’t need to add any sugar, but not too much that the drink feels overpowering. However, Refinery 29 recommends adding a salted accent to it to match the caramel flavor. We prefer to make creamy lattes out of our salted caramel drinks.
Caramel Canadian maple latte
There are so many delicious mixes and flavor combinations to explore that we couldn’t help but show you as many as we can! For example, this delectable creation from Nugget Market mixes caramel with the rich, sweet flavor notes of Canadian maple syrup. There are also undertones of salt and cinnamon in there to ensure that you receive the complete experience.
Vanilla biscotti latte
Are you still interested by the vanilla notion and certain that you’d prefer it in combination with anything else, but you’d like to go with a moderate flavor that won’t overpower the vanilla and allows it to stand out? If that’s the case, we think Pop of Style‘s vanilla biscotti recipe will be exactly up your alley. It has a mild sweetness to it, making it the ideal companion to a baked dessert in the afternoon.
White chocolate pumpkin spice mocha
Have you spent the most of your time reading this list daydreaming about the flavored mocha recipe we showed you earlier, but wondering if it would be better done with pumpkin flavoring instead of caramel, just to create a cool flavor contrast? Will Cook for Smiles, on the other hand, goes one better and provides you an even better pumpkin mocha experience… this time made with white chocolate! It’s ideal for those who enjoy fall flavors but prefer something a little sweeter than something rich.
Peppermint is a flavor that reminds us largely of winter and Christmas, but as the weather grows colder and colder, we start to get eager for the holidays. In October and November, before all the coffee shops make the switch from pumpkin spice lattes to peppermint-based drinks like mochas, we’re no strangers to a delightful peppermint latte. Lattes, Life, and Luggage agrees wholeheartedly and demonstrates how it’s done.
Caramel chocolate hazelnut latte
We’ve already mentioned our fondness for caramel, but it’s not the only sweet flavor we enjoy in a fall coffee or latte! We love chocolate and hazelnut in our coffee, and we use them in our drinks all the time, but we’d never thought of combining them with other flavors until recently! Imagine our surprise when we first saw this recipe for a caramel, chocolate, and hazelnut latte from Life Through Preppy Glasses! It’s a fantastic technique to add a lot of flavor and even some sweetness without overdoing it. We’ve also tried this recipe with almond milk before and definitely recommend it!
Pumpkin pie latte
Are you hooked with pumpkin spice lattes to the point where you almost feel bad about how many you’ve had and you’ve been debating whether you should switch things up a bit, but you simply can’t get enough of the flavor? Just because you want to try something new doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite taste totally. This pumpkin pie latte, for example, is a sweeter variant of the usual pumpkin spice latte, with less “spice” because the cinnamon isn’t as strong as in most other recipes. It’s more of a dessert, similar to the pumpkin pie served after Thanksgiving meal. On Good Taste, you can see the entire ingredient list.
Pumpkin spice frappucino
Are you still thinking about how much you enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, but the fall weather in your city has been exceptionally warm this year, and you’re not sure you’re ready to give up your iced coffees until the autumn season cools down a bit? That isn’t to say you can’t indulge in your favorite seasonal flavor! While we appreciate a wonderful iced coffee or latte, we think a thicker drink, such as a blended cream and ice coffee, complements really strong, rich flavors like pumpkin better. That’s why we were so happy to come across this recipe for a pumpkin spice frappucino from Virtually Homemade!