There’s more to getting into the spirit of autumn than drinking pumpkin spice lattes, and that’s where we come in. Below are some great ingredients for a warming autumn coffee:
- Swap your sugar for some maple syrup
Maple syrup is widely considered a healthier alternative to sugar, and it’s especially soul-warming in the autumn months. To avoid a sweetness overload, simply use three-quarters of maple syrup for the amount of sugar you would usually use. A warmer, oaky flavour will give any cold November morning a moment of calm.
2. Try out a Mexican Mocha for a spicy twist
If you’re after something a little warmer for those crisp autumnal months, try swapping your autumn coffee for a Mexican Mocha. A rich hit of chocolate with the warmth of cinnamon and tingle of spice to get the blood moving and the mind firing await in this autumn treat.
3. Create your own spiced syrup
Once you’ve experimented with your own coffee syrups, there’s no going back. Simply select some ingredients (hint: oaky spices are perfect for autumn coffee), stew with some sugar and water, or perhaps some stewed apples, strain, and pour a little into your brew. Spices that work perfectly here are nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom.
4. Add nutmeg
Speaking of nutmeg, it’s seriously autumnal. Even if you don’t fancy going the whole hog with your own autumn coffee syrup, try grating some nutmeg into your coffee. A gingerbread-y warmth that’s second to none will soon fill your cup – just be sure your nutmeg is fresh for maximum flavour.
5. Dirty Chai Latte
A Dirty Chai can be achieved by combining a chai latte with an extra shot of espresso. The sweet warmth of Chai is guaranteed to thaw your frozen hands as soon as you wrap them around this autumnal haven.