Maybe you’ve seen the temps drop, the leaves fall, or the air has finally dried out—fall has arrived. It’s a magical time.
For all of us in the coffee world, that means fall-themed drinks. Regardless of your preferences, (PSL lovers- we support you and hear you) seasonal drinks are a smash hit and we’re absolutely here for it. We took a fall menu deep dive and talked to some barista friends across the country to share their creative and delicious ideas. Each recipe below represents a unique regional approach to the quintessential fall seasonal drink, and we hope that one (or more) of these inspires you to get creative and try something different. Enjoy!
Denver Kaffe Landskap: Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
Ingredients: pumpkin spice syrup, oat milk
For the customer who: has warm fall weather
Flavor notes: subtly sweet with just a hint of ginger, and a rich velvet texture
Flavor notes: At first sip, you'll immediately notice the very smooth texture, it’s denser than a typical latte due to the olive oil. It’s not overly sweet, thanks to the grapefruit. It’s not a typical fall drink, but it still hits the spot for autumn vibes.
Flavor notes: You’ll immediately be greeted with orange blossom before you taste this latte. The spices undoubtedly evoke the fall vibe—think of scented candles or grandma's cookies. The vanilla leaves a pleasant aftertaste on your pallet.
Flavor notes: This drink is rich with pumpkin flavor, yet light on the palate. The white chocolate adds just the right amount of sweetness. Enjoy with whip cream and a caramel drizzle on top for bonus points.
Ingredients: maple syrup, dark brown sugar, pecans, oat milk
Flavor notes: Prepared in a shaker and served over ice, this cold drink is a perfect way to catch a fall vibe even if the weather is still warm. It tastes like a pecan pie but in refreshing drink form. It’s not overly sugary, but still hits that sweet spot.