I love fall, and one of the best signals to me that fall has officially arrived is the change of what is in my cup. I love a fall coffee drink, and I usually drink one every afternoon. But as things get a little more pricy (this week I paid nearly $7 for a PSL – yikes!), I wanted to learn to make a few coffee drinks that I can love, at home.
So today I wanted to share two of these recipes with you! For this post, I’m collaborating with my favorite coffee brand, Tag Coffee Co. Tag is run by believers who love Jesus and who want to see his mission in the world move forward. They are stewarding their coffee roasting talents to benefit those who need help, and I could not be more excited to share their mission with you. They roast excellent coffee, and they use the proceeds to help children in their area. Here’s how they put it:
We deeply believe that every child matters, but for too many children abuse or neglect have robbed them of the laughter of childhood. We felt compelled to do something to make a lasting impact in the lives of these children, so when you purchase and enjoy Tag Coffee we will donate 50% of our profits to local children’s shelters. Every child deserves a healthy and nurturing environment in which to grow and play. Play is the essence of childhood; it is how children explore their world, push their limits, and learn new life skills. It’s how they deepen family ties and build relationships. This is why we’ve named our company after the timeless childhood game of tag. Every purchase provides much needed resources to care for these children when they have been removed from their homes. The donations also fund the critical programs that work to strengthen families in the hope that these children can return to their homes of origin, and if that’s not possible, find them their new forever family. When you purchase coffee from Tag, You’re It!https://tagcoffee.com/pages/about-us
Here are two fall coffee recipes you can make at home!
Iced Americano with Pumpkin Cold Foam
This is just as good as it sounds!
Start by making the cold foam. This recipe will make about 1.5 cups of cold foam. I keep mine in a ball jar in the fridge and use it over the course of the week!
- 1 Cup heavy cream (whipping cream)
- 2 Tbls maple syrup
- 1 heaping scoop of canned pumpkin puree (I did about 1/4 cup, you can adjust to how “pumpkin-y” you like it!)
- 1 double shot of espresso (mine made with Tag’s Jubilee Espresso)
- Tall glass filled 3/4 of the way with large ice cubes
- About 3/4 cup cold, filtered water
- Large glass
- Espresso Machine
Mix your heavy cream, syrup, and pumpkin together in your blender. I used my Magic Bullet, and blended it four about 20 seconds. You want to stop as soon as you notice that the texture has thickened! You want this to be the consistency of pourable cream, not whipped cream (no stiff peaks!) so stop as soon as you notice it has started to thicken. If you over blend it, don’t sweat it. Just add a dash more cream or even a splash of water, replace the lid and shake the jar by hand until it loosens up.
Pull your double shot of espresso and pour it into the iced glass. Top with about 3/4 cup filtered water, and mix well. Then, top with your pumpkin cold cream! The way the cream meanders down the sides of the glass will make you swoon!
Autumn Spiced Pour Over
I’m a sucker for a good pour over. It’s the easiest way in our home to make an afternoon cup of quality coffee since it enables me to make just one cup. But I recently went to a boutique coffee shop where I paid nearly $9 for their spiced pour over. Now, let me tell you: it was worth every penny because it was delightful. I loved every sip! But I also realized I would not want to purchase it as often as I would want to drink it, so after some trial and error, I find a good recipe for making at home!
- 1/2 cup finely ground coffee (I used Tag’s Mexico Blend)
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of cloves
- Pourer with filter
- Water kettle (swan neck preferred)
After you water has boiled and cooled slightly, add your ground coffee to the pour over filter. Then, on top of the ground coffee, sprinkle your cinnamon and cloves (I tried this with nutmeg, and I was too medicinal tasting, but I imagine some ground ginger would be good!). Resist the temptation to mix the grounds and spices; they play better together when the spices sit on top of the grounds! Slowly pour your hot water over the grounds and spices, and enjoy that spiced cup of coffee however you take your coffee! For me, it’s with a splash of half and half or almond milk.
What is your favorite fall drink? Have you ever tried to make it at home?
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