As the days get shorter and a chill enters our mornings, our thoughts turn to a warm delicious mug of coffee. Fall means an abundance of new coffee flavors to share with friends and family, or just enjoy for ourselves during quiet moments. Here are a few great autumn coffee drink ideas to bring some light into the season’s darkening nights.
Our friends at a Cozy Kitchen bring us this wonderful recipe for an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte. Firstly, gather together:
2 cups of milk
4 tablespoons of canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
½ teaspoon of pumpkin spice
¼ cup to ½ cup of strong brewed coffee, depending on taste. (we love Peets coffee for this recipe)
If you want your latte cold, brew the coffee and let it sit for a few minutes until it reaches room temperature.
In a saucepan combine the milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on a low heat, stirring until the sugar and pumpkin are dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and spice. Transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy.
Pour into a cup filled with ice and add the coffee on top.
Top off with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.
If you want your latte hot, do not allow the brewed coffee to cool. Combine the milk, pumpkin and sugar in a saucepan and cook on a medium heat, stirring until the mixture is steaming. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla and spice and then transfer to a blender mixing until foamy.
Pour into a large mug and add the coffee on top.
Again, top as desired.
The geniuses over at Oh She Glows bring us this wonderful recipe for an Ultra-Creamy Mocha Hot Cocoa. Bring together the following ingredients:
1 cup of freshly brewed coffee (We love Peace Coffee for this recipe)
1 can of coconut milk
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, sifted
3 tablespoons of maple syrup
½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
A dash of fine grain sea salt
Whisk together the coffee and coconut milk in a medium sized pot. Bring the mixture to a low simmer and then reduce the heat to low.
Sift the cocoa powder quickly until no clumps remain. Add to the mixture, then whisk in the maple syrup to taste and the dash of sea salt.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Serve to impress your guests, or just keep it to yourself. After all, you deserve a little treat.
For your fall sports gatherings, our friends at Aris Menu bring us this wonderful recipe for an Autumn Spiced Toddy. Go to your cupboards and gather together the following ingredients:
1 pound of good quality coffee, coarsely ground (We love Sam & Evans with this recipe)
1 ½ tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon of allspice
1 teaspoon of cloves
2 gallons of water
Firstly, ground the coffee into a 2.5 gallon airtight container. Add in the spices. Top with the water. Pat down to ensure that all of the coffee is incorporated. Cover and store for 24 to 48 hours. (The longer it brews, the stronger the delicious coffee taste will be.)
Scoop out as much of the coffee grounds as possible with a fine mesh strainer. Rinse the strainer and then cover with a double layer of cheesecloth. Place the strainer over a 1 gallon jug. Use a measuring cup to pour the coffee over the covered strainer to filter out any remaining grounds. Repeat until the jug is just about filled. Repeat with a second gallon jug.
If your coffee is have difficulty straining through, change out the cheesecloth and begin again.
To serve, fill a glass with ice. Pour in the coffee and add creamer or sweeteners as desired.
If your company is looking for a wide selection of coffee, teas, and break room materials, send us a message here at Coffee Mill. We have everything you need to get ready for tasty fall drinks for the whole office!