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7 Fall Coffee Recipes For Halloween, Thanksgiving, And Beyond

Autumn is a magical time of year. The warm-colored leaves, the cooler weather, spice-forward candles, comforting fall coffee recipes. It’s a cozy, calming, and uniquely delicious season.

Though our first love is black coffee here at JavaPresse, we love a good fall-inspired coffee drink—and we know you do too. Here are seven of our favorites that you need to try before winter arrives.

Click below to jump to the recipe that sounds best to you:

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First: How To Froth Milk At Home

Most fall coffee recipes use frothed milk. Thankfully, making it at home isn’t hard, even if you don’t have an espresso machine or fancy milk frother.

Just place your milk in a mason jar and microwave for 60-90 seconds to make it hot. Then quickly top with a lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. 

While the microfoam isn't quite as fine as it will be from a fancy machine it’s a fast, easy way to get close without needing any special equipment.


Campfire S’mores Latte

This outdoors-inspired latte will take you back to your last camping trip or fire-lit dinner party. Rich and chocolate—and topped with marshmallows—it’s the perfect under-the-stars drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of milk
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Graham Cracker crumbs
  • 10 Mini Marshmallows
  • 3 Dabs of honey
  • 2-4 Ounces strong JavaPresse coffee (espresso, moka pot, or AeroPress)

Instructions:

  1. Rub a small amount of honey around the rim of your mug.
  2. Dip into Graham Cracker crumbs for a crunchy-sweet rim.
  3. Mix your hot coffee with the chocolate syrup.
  4. Add frothed milk to the coffee, then top with marshmallows.
  5. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte 

healthier pumpkin spice latte

The famed pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks is wildly unhealthy—having over 200% of your daily recommended sugar (and don’t get us started on fat and carbs). We developed a healthier recipe that’s a breeze to make at home. And it costs just $1.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-4 ounces strong JavaPresse coffee (espresso, moka pot, or AeroPress)

Instructions:

  1. Mix everything but the coffee together in a small pot and cook on medium-low heat.
  2. When the milk begins to boil, take off the heat and add to a blender.
  3. Add your freshly brewed coffee and blend for 10s, or until smooth and frothy.
  4. Pour into a mug, top with a hint of whipped cream and nutmeg powder.

Read our full recipe breakdown right here.


Dirty Chai Latte

Originally from India, chai has become a spice-forward favorite all over the globe. And with some coffee and steamed milk, it’s a perfectly warm and complex pairing for a chilly evening.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Chai Concentrate
  • 6 ounces of milk
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of cardamom
  • 2 ounces strong JavaPresse coffee (espresso, moka pot, or AeroPress)

Instructions:

  1. Warm chai concentrate in a small pot, don’t boil.
  2. Mix the chai with your strong coffee in a mug.
  3. Stir ¾ seasoning in
  4. Add frothed milk to the mixture.
  5. Sprinkle last ¼ of seasoning on top.

Maple Spiced Latte 

maple spiced latte

Out of all these fall coffee recipes, there’s something about the maple spiced latte that sings to autumn comforts. Maple trees are among the most beautiful trees in the fall—their iconic leaves turn a bright orange, then deep red. This drink is like walking among those trees. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce maple syrup
  • 6 ounces of milk
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of clove
  • 2 ounces strong JavaPresse coffee (espresso, moka pot, or AeroPress)

Instructions:

  1. Mix maple syrup, coffee, and spices in a mug.
  2. Stir very well, break up dry spice clumps.
  3. Add frothed milk to the mixture.
  4. Top with a pinch of your favorite spice.

Caramel Apple Cider Latte

Bring the apple orchard home with this refreshing drink. Made with real apple cider, this fruity-sweet latte is a lighter alternative to the other spice-heavy drinks. It takes a little longer to make, but the wait is worth it.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Pour apple cider in a small pot and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  2. When ¾ of the cider has evaporated, turn the heat on high.
  3. Caramelize the sugars in the cider at a rolling boil for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Mix with coffee and frothed milk in a mug.

Note: You can prepare extra apple cider syrup in advance and store it in the fridge for up to two weeks for faster, more convenient future lattes.


Cinnamon Roll Latte

fall coffee recipes

Saturday mornings scream cinnamon rolls in the fall, and this recipe keeps the good times going—perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up! 

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces of milk
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces strong JavaPresse coffee (espresso, moka pot, or AeroPress)

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients, except the milk, in a warm mug.
  2. Add frothed milk to the mixture.
  3. Top with a light dash of cinnamon powder.

Iced Ginger-Cinnamon Latte

For when summer lasts a little longer than it should, here’s a great iced latte recipe for getting in the autumn spirit even when it’s still warm. 

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 ounce of honey
  • 2 ounces strong JavaPresse coffee (espresso, moka pot, or AeroPress)

Instructions:

  • In a small saucepan, mix coffee, fresh ginger, cinnamon, and honey.
  • Simmer until all the honey is dissolved.
  • Strain the brew into a mug, removing the ginger pieces.
  • Add frothed milk to the mixture.
  • Top with a pinch of cinnamon.

Not All Coffees Work For These Recipes

Though most websites don’t mention the kind of coffee you should use for recipes like these, there’s something you need to know… 

Not all coffees are made equal, and many will not taste great in these recipes.

Here’s what you definitely don’t want to use:

We strongly suggest using freshly roasted, specialty-grade coffee beans.

freshly roasted coffee

These are the kinds of beans that are rich with flavor—but not burned, sour, or musty tasting. They’re smooth, complex, and super flavorful… even when enjoyed black!

And since we ship our coffee beans just two hours after they’re roasted, you can’t beat the fresh flavors and aromas of our JavaPresse Coffee Club.

Pick your favorite roast, we’ll ship ultra-fresh beans right to your door, and you can enjoy fall coffee recipes with an unforgettable flavor—just the way it should be.

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