Cozy Fall Coffee Recipes
Aug 29, 2022
Break out the sweaters, the beanies, and the pumpkin spice lattes because fall is coming right around the corner! The season where pumpkins and spiced apples are the main focus in our food so why shouldn’t it translate to our coffee? Fall is the perfect time of year for hot and cold coffee depending on where you live (don’t worry the following recipes will have a little bit of both). So if you are desperately wanting summer to end and fall to begin — here are the coffee recipes you need to try.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
First off — let's make a homemade pumpkin spice syrup. Pumpkin syrups at chain coffee shops are jam-packed with extra sugars and don’t normally have any pumpkin in them. So, here is a simple way to make a recipe that cuts out all of the added sugar and has pumpkin in it.
- 1/3 cup of pumpkin puree
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon clove
- ¼ ground ginger
- Combine all the ingredients into a saucepan and cook over medium heat.
- Stir the mixture occasionally so the syrup doesn’t burn.
- Allow the mixture to cook for about 10 minutes. After this time the I turn should begin to thicken and become like syrup. Once you have that texture, remove the sauce from heat and allow it to cool before use.
- Store in the refrigerator in a glass container.
Now that you know how to make a delicious pumpkin spice syrup at home, let's get into our first fall coffee recipe….
Pumpkin Spice Latte
You can not walk into fall without a pumpkin spice latte (or maybe more than just one) so you might as well know how to make them yourself.
- 2oz Real Good Coffee Co Espresso
- 2oz pumpkin spice syrup (homemade or store-bought)
- Milk of Choice
- Cinnamon for garnish
- Whipped cream (optional)
- In a larger shot glass, pour in two ounces of pumpkin spice syrup.
- Brew a pod of Real Good Coffee Co. espresso into the glass with the pumpkin syrup.
- Stir the espresso and syrup together and pour into your desired mug.
- Steam your milk of choice in a milk frother and pour the milk over the espresso.
- Sprinkle cinnamon on top of your latte and whipped cream if preferred.
This is really easy to make iced! Just pour the espresso and syrup over ice and top off with milk. Don’t forget to add some cinnamon on top.
Pumpkin Spiced Café Au Lait
If you like the taste of a PSL (pumpkin spiced latte) but don’t like to fill up on milk, then a café au lait is the coffee choice for you. A café au lait is comprised of half hot brewed coffee and half steamed milk. With a café au lait, you get significantly less milk but still get the taste of a warming pumpkin spice. To elevate your pumpkin spice flavor try out our Real Good Coffee Co. pumpkin spiced flavor coffee!
- 2oz Pumpkin spice syrup
- Real Good Coffee Co. Pumpkin Spice brewed coffee
- Milk of choice
- Cinnamon for garnish
- Brew some Real Good Coffee Co Pumpkin Spiced coffee.
- Pour in 2oz of pumpkin spice syrup into your mug of choice and pour the brewed coffee halfway.
- Steam your milk of choice and top off your coffee. Add cinnamon as a garnish.
An ooey gooey snickerdoodle is the tell-tale sign of fall comfort, so of course, it had to be turned into a latte.
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2oz Real Good Coffee Co espresso
- Milk of choice
- ½ tablespoon brown sugar
- Brew one Real Good Coffee Co espresso pod into a cup with ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
- When the espresso has brewed, stir it in with the cinnamon until most of it has dissolved.
- Once dissolved, add ½ tablespoon of brown sugar and stir together.
- Steam your milk of choice and pour it over your espresso and spice mixture. You will probably need to stir all of these together to make sure the spices have evenly distributed.
- Lastly, add a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon on top as a garnish.
Maple Cinnamon Cold Brew
Ready for fall but not quite ready to give up that iced coffee then this cold brew is calling your name. If you have never had maple syrup in your coffee before then stop missing out and make this beverage ASAP.
- Real Good Coffee Co. Cold Brew
- 3oz maple syrup
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- In a glass, pour in the desired amount of ice.
- Pour in 3oz of maple syrup (you can do less or more based on sweetness preference)
- Pour in the cold brew to the top or leave room for milk (if you decide to add in milk, almond and oat are the best)
- Give the cold brew a stir to mix with the maple syrup and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
- If you are wanting to have your cold brew be really eye-catching, place a cinnamon stick in as a garnish as well.
Pumpkin Foam Cold Brew
If you love cold foam and you love pumpkin spice, then why not merge the two! Pumpkin cold foam is a coffee favorite for those who frequent Starbucks but did you know that it is really easy to make at home and with way less sugar? Let’s get started. (You will need a handheld milk frother or standing milk frother for this.)
- 2 tablespoon pumpkin spice syrup
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons 2% milk
- Real Good Coffee Cold Brew
- In a bowl or pour in the pumpkin syrup, heavy cream, and 2% milk. White a handheld milk frother and begin to froth the milk until it begins to thick — this should take about four minutes.
- Once you have the desired consistency for the cold foam, pour the cold brew into a glass about ¾ of the way to the top.
- Scoop and pour out the pumpkin cold foam on top of the cold brew, top off with cinnamon and enjoy!
- Note: drinking cold foam with a straw doesn’t have the same effect so you will need to sip this beverage.
That’s it, you have plenty of recipes to experiment with. Iced, hot, sweet, or mild the choice is up to you!