We make enjoying coffee at home easy but the “right” cup of coffee for any given day can depend on one’s tastes, the weather, and the season of the year. The hot summer months tend to call for cold brew or an iced pour over, but once Autumn comes around, our tasty coffee options multiply.
Autumn is one of the best months for coffee, especially if you’re fan of pumpkin spice lattes. But even if you’re more of a coffee purist and prefer single-origin pour-overs, Autumn is still arguably the best month for coffee. That’s why it’s time to talk about some of the best coffee drinks to enjoy this autumn as the temperature starts to cool
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
It wouldn’t be an Autumn coffee blog without mentioning the pumpkin spice latte. It’s one of the best-selling coffee drinks of the season, and it’s a favourite of coffee lovers everywhere. Many people have been waiting all summer to go stand in line at Starbucks to get their favourite flavoured-latte.
There’s nothing wrong with a pumpkin spice latte, but if you’re going to go for one be sure to check on the ingredients. Many “pumpkin” spice lattes use only artificial flavourings to produce the flavour that so many people love. There are plenty of local shops, however, who make their pumpkin spice using natural ingredients. Those are the pumpkins you want to go for. If you want to enjoy one at home why not check out our recipe below; its super easy:
- STEP 1
Pour 200ml of milk into a small pan and add some festive spice (available at all good supermarkets) and the sugar. Bring to a simmer mixing with a balloon whisk.
- STEP 2
Make an Espresso, or Aeropress shot, or a Mokapot – a strong coffee brewing method works best. Pour the coffee into a mug and slowly add the hot spiced milk, holding some of the froth back with a spoon. Float the milk froth on top when the mug is full, then garnish with another pinch of festive spice.
A French press is one of the best ways to enjoy coffee with friends. This Autumn there will be plenty of people making coffee at home, and a French press is one of the best ways to brew when you’re in the comfort of your own kitchen. The cooler weather is going to make people excited about a cup of coffee – both in the morning and the early evening – and a French press is the best way to make coffee for 2-4 people at home.
SINGLE-ORIGIN POUR OVER
For the coffee purists out there, nothing beats a single-origin brew. Whether they prefer East African or Central American coffee, there is plenty of single-origin coffee out there to enjoy. If you dont normally make coffee with a pour over then this is the season to give it a go and explore the more delicate flavours; and remember, at Beans Coffee Club we make it easy to find and try coffees you are going to love.
Autumn is the best time of year for coffee. Sure, winter is great too, but Autumn is the first taste we get of cooler temperatures after the hot summer months. The best way to celebrate is with a nice, hot, freshly-roasted cup of coffee, however you make it.