When we hear the word “autumn,” we instantly think of rich and warming flavors like coffee, pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, and apple. The moment the crisp fall air sets in, we just want to play in the leaves, cuddle up in a cozy blanket, and cradle a delicious cup of fall-inspired coffee.
There are (of course) the fall classics like a pumpkin spice latte or a caramel brulée. But today, we’re going to go a little rogue and dish up some unique and creative fall-inspired coffee recipes that take a new spin on some of our favorite autumnal brews.
So let’s get brewing!
Salted Caramel Mocha Latte
You may have seen us mention salt in coffee in some of our other blogs. That’s because salt enhances the flavor undertones of our authentic coffee beans, creating a surprisingly irresistible sip.
In this recipe, the saltiness from the sea salt counteracts the sweetness of the caramel and chocolate in a balance that sings a tasty symphony—especially when paired with coffee.
- 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
- 1 teaspoon caramel sauce
- Pinch of sea salt
- 6 ounces milk of your choice
- 1-2 shots Eldorado espresso
- Whipped cream
Start by pulling 1 or 2 espresso shots. You can also make a cup of strong coffee if you prefer.
Take a pinch of sea salt and put it in the milk. Heat your milk in the microwave or on the stove. After heating, stir the caramel and chocolate sauces into the milk.
Add the espresso to the milk mixture and top with whipped cream. You may also want to add more salt into your cup based on your taste. Top with whipped cream, drizzle a little extra of the caramel and chocolate on top, and take a sip!
Chocolate and caramel: You can buy these syrups in the grocery store, or you can make your own at home. Check out this DIY chocolate milk syrup by Live Simply and this vegan caramel sauce by Pinch of Yum if you’re interested.
Graham Coffee Latte
This blend of graham crackers, espresso, cinnamon, and nutmeg is a dream come true. You’ll be eager to cozy up with this cup by the fire as the days start to cool down.
It only takes a few minutes to make, and it’s chock full of healthy and yummy ingredients!
- 1 cup milk (your choice)
- 2-3 graham crackers
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 2 shots of Eldorado espresso
- Whipped cream
Crumble the graham crackers in a medium sized bowl. Add milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside and let soften.
While this mixture is softening, pull your espresso shots.
Transfer the graham milk mix to a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy, about 1 minute. In a mug, mix the frothy milk and freshly brewed espresso.
Top with whipped cream, cinnamon, and crumbled graham cracker. Mm mm, delicious!
Cinnamon Roll Latte
There’s no better smell than a cinnamon roll wafting through the air… except for maybe the aroma of coffee brewing in the kitchen! So why not put the two together for a dreamy, luxurious treat? It’s the perfect breakfast pairing—right in your mug.
This latte takes a little bit of extra work by roasting cinnamon, but it adds an intense flavor that will excite and delight your taste buds.
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 cups milk of your choice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup strong Eldorado coffee or 2 shots espresso
First, you’ll probably want to brew your coffee or pull your espresso shots so you have it ready.
Next, it’s time to roast the cinnamon. Put the cinnamon in a small saucepan on low heat. Continuously shake the pan over the heat for 2 minutes to evenly roast.
Add milk, vanilla, sugar, and salt. Heat until the edges bubble, but don’t let boil.
Remove from heat and add coffee. You can blend for a thicker texture or use your frother if you own one. Top with cinnamon, sit back, and fall in love with this cinnamon-roll in a cup!
Vanilla Ginger Latte
This fall-inspired coffee is a slight departure from the typical autumn flavors, but it will still make you feel warm and fuzzy. The coffee is bold, the vanilla and milk are creamy, and the ginger is spicy and intense. This recipe tastes similar to a frosted ginger cookie!
- 2 shots Eldorado espresso
- 1/4 cup milk of your choice
- 1/8 cup water
- 1/8 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Stir often. This will create your simple syrup. Once boiling, add vanilla and ginger and continue to stir. Let boil for one minute to burn off the alcohol in the vanilla extract. Remove from heat.
Pull your espresso shots. Steam your milk.
Pour espresso into a mug. Then pour in your syrup, followed by the milk. This creamy drink is so rich in flavor, you’ll drink it up faster than you can even say “yum.”
Toasted Coconut Latte
Coconut can be summery when paired with fruit, but it instantly transforms into the deeper fall palette when toasted.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 shots Eldorado espresso
- 1/2 cup water
- 5 drops of stevia (or other sugar)
- 5 drops of coconut extract
- Coconut whipped cream
- Toasted coconut pieces
Heat the milk, water, stevia, and coconut extract on the stove in a small saucepan for 2-3 minutes. Heat, but don’t let it boil. You can also microwave this mixture.
Put it in a blender and blend for 20-30 seconds to create a frothy texture. Pour in a mug, add the espresso, and top with coconut whipped cream and toasted coconut.
You can purchase coconut whipped cream in the store, like So Delicious. You can also DIY it with this awesome recipe by Minimalist Baker.
Cooled Pumpkin Latte
This drink is perfect for pre-fall time… When you’re in the fall mood, but some days are still a little warm. This iced, delicious twist on the classic pumpkin spice latte will keep you cool as the weather changes.
This one takes a little forethought and planning before making, but it’s definitely worth it. You’ll need to brew cold brew for about 16-24 hours. You’ll also want to create pumpkin ice cubes, which you’ll later blend up for a rich and frothy texture.
Learn how to make cold brew here. You’ll need 1 cup for this recipe, but you’ll probably want to make more. Cold brew has a smooth, less acidic taste, which works well for iced drinks.
To make the pumpkin ice cubes:
- In a bowl, mix together 1 cup milk (of your choosing), 1/4 cup pumpkin butter, 2 tablespoons agave or honey, and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.
- Whisk to evenly mix together.
- Pour into an ice cube tray. Cover lightly with saran wrap.
- Freeze overnight.
The next day, you can make your cooled pumpkin latte. Place 1 cup of cold brew coffee and 8-10 ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth. If it’s not sweet enough for your taste, you can add a little bit of agave or sugar. You may also want to add more pumpkin pie spice if you want a stronger autumnal flavor.
Like our other favorite fall-inspired coffee drinks, top it with whipped cream and cinnamon for another layer of delicious goodness!
Fall-Inspired Coffee At Home
We can’t wait to whip up one of these fall-inspired coffee recipes, snuggle up with a blanket, and watch a Halloween movie. How do you like to enjoy your coffee this season?
Remember that your recipes are only as good as the coffee in them. Choose Eldorado espresso coffee to ensure you have a strong, bold flavor—made from beans that are grown on small plantations with ethical practices, shipped to guarantee freshness, and roasted right at home in NY. We believe every customer deserves to delight in the goodness of authentic coffee.
Learn more about what makes Eldorado coffee so unique and special here.