We are finally entering the fall season and with this, it is time to welcome the fast-approaching chilly mornings. Waking up and trying to get out of bed might become a little more difficult than usual. If there is one thing that motivates me to start my day is a steaming cup of coffee. So why do millions of people indulge in this beverage? For many people, it is a morning boost to get them through the day. Not to mention the unique taste! Coffee is definitely a social drink as we often meet our friends for a coffee whether that is at home or in a local café. It is such a simple activity, yet brings so much joy. I try to visit new cafés all the time, but it seems like I might be running out of places.
As we know coffee can be enjoyed in many ways. The real question is if you prefer it hot or cold! Personally, iced coffee has always been my go-to during the summertime. An iced latte of any kind will forever be in my heart.
Now that the weather is changing, I am going to go back to my fall favourites and nothing screams fall more than pumpkin spice! It is a drink I can’t get enough of. Finding a café you like is oddly a fulfilling experience. You step in and look around. My eyes are immediately drawn to the furniture and various cakes and muffins that stare at me from behind the glass. There is something comforting about sitting in a cosy café while you drink your deliciously fresh coffee. To date, my favourite cup of pumpkin spice latte is from Starbucks. The rich flavour of pumpkin, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon will delight any taste buds. Not to mention the whipped cream followed by pumpkin pie spices.
If you are looking for a place that truly radiates comfort and warmth, Caffé Nero is your next stop. While you are visiting, try the white chocolate mocha. Espresso blended with steamed milk of your choice and white chocolate sauce might become your new addiction. Choose to either top it with whipped cream or vegan creamy topping. This time last year, my friend and I used to warm up the cold mornings with one perfect cup of hot, white chocolate mocha on our way to campus. I can’t think of a better way to start a day full of lectures ahead.