There is something about fall that gets everyone excited. Fall is a heart-warming season with a lot of getting together. Despite the leaves falling, it is a season for renewal joys.
Indeed, if you are a coffee enthusiast, you’ve probably been counting the days until the new seasonal menu hits your favorite cafes. Fall coffees and cakes are rich in warming flavor and packed with delicious protein.
Besides, as the count down to the festive Christmas night starts, we can finally switch the fresh and sweet watermelon sugar popsicle for a soothing treat with some of the best autumnal spices, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and vanilla. Did you know that those spices can also boost your immune system and your mental health?
Last but not least, you may crave indoors meetings with friends and relatives. When the weather gets wet and cold, there is nothing more enjoyable than sharing a cuppa together and chatting about life.
So is your home ready for the perfect fall drink and meet?
Let’s get the setup right
It makes no doubt that coffee tables are best suited for a casual chat between friends and relatives. Everyone can relax on the sofa!
On the other hand, the typical dining table is not the best place to hold your fall drink and meet reunion. The chair and high table setup injects too much formality into the event. It is a functional area designed for eating.
You want people to sit comfortably and talk and laugh openly. So, a low coffee table designed to fit your living room décor is the perfect invitation to a coffee chat!
Which drinks to choose?
Some of the preferred flavors of the season include:
- apple cinnamon
- Pumpkin spice
- Nutty flavors such as hazelnut or praline
So, if you are planning a bland cup of coffee, you may want to reconsider your options. You could surprise your guests with homemade pumpkin spice latte. By making it yourself at home, you can control how much sugar your drink will have. More often than not, seasonal beverages in shops are high in sugar content, making them an unhealthy treat.
You can look for sugar-free caramel or nutmeg or apple cinnamon syrup to add to your coffee if you prefer a simple drink. Simply prepare your coffee as normal and pour a little syrup with or without milk.
For non-coffee drinkers, a chai latte can be a great substitute, packed with yummy spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon.
Homemade cakes and sweets
Can anyone enjoy a cup of coffee with friends without a slice of cake? The answer is no! Thankfully, fall has so many delicious options to choose from that you are guaranteed to find something to your tastes:
- Walnut cake is a great choice for healthy proteins
- Carrot cake lets you eat your vegetables in the most enjoyable way
- You can make a yummy apple and cinnamon apple strudel at home
- Pears are the highlight of the season and shine in a simple pear, nuts, and spices tart
- Is it too early for a pumpkin tart?
As the days become shorter, it’s high time to find joy around you and fight off seasonal affective disorder. Afternoon coffee dates with friends are perhaps the best and most enjoyable remedies to SAD.