There’s really nothing better than sitting on the porch on a crisp fall morning and sipping a hot cup of coffee as you welcome the day. Whereas iced coffee reigned supreme in the summer, autumn has its own identity when it comes to coffee, and the right warming spices can really add a dose of fall flavor to your cup.
Swap Simple Syrups for Maple
There’s nothing wrong with a good simple syrup or a couple of sugar cubes to add some sweetness to your cup of joe, but only using standard sugar 365 days a year can get a little old.
An easy way to add an instant dose of fall flavor to your coffee is to opt for a little maple syrup. A light drizzle with your cream will instantly have you reaching for your favorite flannel before your next sip.
Spice Up Your Morning Pot of Coffee
One of the easiest ways to add some seasonal spice to your coffee is likely hiding in your kitchen pantry. The secret to this festive trick lies not in what you add to your cup but in what you add to your coffee grounds.
Before you hit the brew button on your next pot, open up your kitchen pantry and grab the cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
Add a few dashes or, if you want to be more precise, a half teaspoon of each. Not only will your average pot of coffee be instantly transformed, but the aroma will fill the kitchen and have sleepyheads stumbling in and asking what smells so good.
Add Some Apple
For some strange reason, apple pie spice lattes haven’t caught on with the masses the same way pumpkin spice has. Nevertheless, this is a spice that’s just as delicious in coffee as it is in the baked good it’s named after.
Add a dash of it to your coffee grounds, or sprinkle some in your cup of coffee (or hot tea) for some cinnamon-y apple goodness.
How About a S’mores Latte?
S’mores might be perfectly at home around a summer campfire, but there’s no reason you can’t extend the sweet factor a little longer into those fall bonfires. Grab a good chocolatey roast and brew up a pot. Then mix it with some hot chocolate for a DIY mocha. Finally, plop a couple of marshmallows or a dollop of whipped cream on top, along with some crushed graham cracker crumbs for s’mores in a cup.
Create Your Perfect PSL
Dripping Springs has some great coffee shops, but sometimes, waiting in line for a pumpkin spice latte when you’re already late for work just isn’t doable. Making your own perfect cup of pumpkin spice coffee at home not only means you can skip the line, but you can customize it to your heart’s content.
A bottle of Torani pumpkin spice syrup will only set you back ten bucks, and with a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or even cardamom for some exotic flair, you’ll be saving money. (After all, those coffee shop drinks can really add up in no time!)
However you enjoy your coffee, there’s nothing quite like fall in Dripping Springs. If you’d like to find a home here, contact the Caliterra team today.