We all associate fall with certain flavors, especially when it comes to our beloved coffee. Pumpkin Spice has taken on a life of its own in recent years. This cult-like obsession has made pumpkin flavored coffee a must-have for the autumn season. However, pumpkin spice is not the end-all-be-all when it comes to fall coffee flavors. There are several other delicious fall-friendly flavors that you’ll want to include in the coffee bar at your autumn event.
When our coffee experts start planning a menu for our fall clients, we start with our base menu, which includes cappuccinos, lattes, mochaccinos, and espressos. We can then build signature fall coffee drinks from all of these starting points. All we need is a few simple ingredients and we’re ready to have a festive coffee bar.
Fall Coffee Flavors Beyond Pumpkin Spice
One of the flavors included in pumpkin spice that deserves more attention in its own right is cinnamon. Cinnamon roasts can be eye-opening and sticks or ground cinnamon can be added to any type of coffee for a quick dash of fall flavor. There are plenty of options available like cinnamon dolce, cinnamon roll, cinnamon hazelnut, and many more.
Maple is another classic fall flavor. Adding maple syrup into a latte for a Matte Latte will make for a delightful after dinner beverage for your event. Add in some nutmeg, allspice, and a pinch of ground cloves for some extra fall fun.
Hazelnut coffee is nothing new, however, it’s the perfect “traditional” option for your fall coffee bar. It’s always a smooth and inviting scent with a rich, nutty flavor. Make the most of your Hazelnut brew by adding in some cinnamon and maple syrup for the full fall effect.
Caramel is another flavor that can be incorporated into any classic coffee drink for a fall masterpiece. When caramel is added into lattes and cappuccinos, it will provide an autumn sweetness that everyone will enjoy. Paired up with a hazelnut or mocha roast is the way to go.
One treat that’s synonymous with fall are apple cider donuts. Luckily for us all, you can now experience the flavor of these delicious donuts right in your coffee. It’s a sure way to spice up your fall coffee bar without the pumpkin spice.
Of course, these fall roasts pair excellently with autumn dessert classics like pumpkin pie, apple crisps, and apple cider donuts. You could even be so bold to whip up your own fall coffee ice creams to pair with these tasty treats.
With just a little preparation and thoughtfulness, you’ll create a fall spread that will perfectly blend the sweet and aromatic flavors we all associate with the fall season. Try using these flavors to explore some delicious options beyond pumpkin spice coffee. You may be surprised at what new fall flavor becomes your favorite. Your guests will be delighted to indulge in these underrated fall coffee flavors during your next special event.