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4 fall-inspired coffee drinks in Athens

Coffee is a necessity to many, including myself. Whether it is a nice iced mocha to cool down with during a hot day or a classic hot black coffee to soothe your soul while you’re relaxing and watching your favorite television show. 

Once in a while, it feels refreshing to be able to change up your order from your usual. So, why not do it with some new fall flavors? Hopefully, you’re just as excited for all things pumpkin spice.

Here are four fall drinks that are easy to make and will get you right into the season!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

This delightful drink serves all of the pumpkin lovers out there. You can enjoy this either hot or cold any time of day! Whether you are dialing down for the day and want to enjoy a nice hot cup of pumpkin delight or grab a cold drink on the go to awaken from a tiring morning. 

A few hidden pumps of vanilla brighten up the flavors in your mouth, positively creating a delicious drink. Top it with whip cream and a few flicks of nutmeg and pumpkin spice shavings, and you are good to go. This latte can be easily ordered at local places such as Court Street Coffee or Starbucks.

Ingredients for home:

1 cup of milk (of your choice)

2 shots of espresso

1 tablespoon of pumpkin purée

2 teaspoons of maple syrup

½ tablespoons of vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

A small pinch of fine sea salt

Whip cream and some pumpkin pie spice

Creamy Caramel Mocha

If you enjoy caramel drinks and love fall, here is your new go-to drink. Caramel is the star of the show in this fall-inspired drink. This beverage has a wonderful concoction of dutch mocha, sugar, caramel syrup and caramel flavored whip cream. 

Not only does it sound good, but the taste is much better. Technically, this drink can be served all-year-round so you don’t have to wait for fall to enjoy it! You can easily order this at the lovely Donkey Coffee, Court Street Coffee or Starbucks!

Ingredients for home:

½ cup of heavy whipping cream

1 tablespoon of confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

¼ cup of Dutch processed cocoa

1 ½ cups of half-and-half cream (or just ½) 

4 cups of hot brewed coffee

½ cup of caramel flavor syrup

Butterscotch caramel ice cream topping

Maple Pecan Latte

Back to another amazing latte! Imagine a rich espresso. Mix it with maple syrup and add in the yummy pecan, brown butter, sugar toppings and boom! You have a delicious Maple Pecan Latte! You can buy this hot or cold, whichever appeases your taste buds. 

Take this drink, lay back and relax and watch that TV show you are obsessed with and enjoy the feel of the spooky season. You can find this extra drink at Starbucks and our local Donkey Coffee also includes similar drinks like a Salted Caramel Latte!

Ingredients for home:

6 tablespoons of ground coffee

⅓ cup of chopped pecans

½ teaspoons of cinnamon

4 cups of boiling water 

3 cups of milk

2 tablespoons of butter

½ cup of brown sugar

½ maple extract

(Optional) Add ice to make it cold

Nutella Mocha

Last, but definitely not least, this is for all of the chocolate lovers out there. Here is your new favorite chocolate-y fall drink! Usually enjoyed hot, but not always, a Nutella Latte fits the perfect fall aesthetic that I know you are going for. 

Take some coffee, brew it up and pour it in your favorite spooky cup, add a dollop of Nutella (or more), plop that whip cream and chocolate flakes and there is your chocolate delight! Not only does this fulfill your need for chocolate, but energizes you with caffeine! You can buy this at Starbucks on Court Street or Front Room in Baker Center!

Ingredients for home:

1 tablespoon (or more to your liking) of Nutella

2 shots of espresso

4 ounces of milk

Cocoa powder for the top


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