By: Maryann Loya
This time of year there seems to be pumpkin flavored food and drinks everywhere. When you go to the grocery store, there is pumpkin pie, at coffee shops there is pumpkin lattes, and at donut shops there is pumpkin donuts and muffins.
Most people love the pumpkin overload, there’s nothing better than smelling and tasting this seasonal treat, while others can do with a bit less. Whether you love pumpkin or simply tolerate it, there are some delicious beverages in Peoria with a twist to the traditional seasonal coffees. There are even some that do not include pumpkin at all so you can enjoy a tasty drink that is reflective of the season by incorporating apples, honey and warm spices. I have compiled a local list of unique coffee flavors for you to indulge all of your fall cravings.
Well Coffee Co.
Well Coffee Co. is an excellent coffee shop that is now open in WestWing. They serve all the classics, like cappuccino, espresso based drink composed of double espresso and hot milk, topped with foamed milk. They have macchiatos and lattes to satisfy those coffee cravings.
This time of year, they put a twist on the traditional latte with a Pumpkin Caramel Latte. The drink is created from pureed pumpkin, made from scratch caramel and is topped with nutmeg. The drink contains USA grown pumpkin that is pureed and blended with spices and combined with local Arizona honey. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Yet another non-traditional latte at Well Coffee is the Turmeric Latte. This beverage is made with a warm blend of spices, including turmeric, ginger and cinnamon, all combined with a monk fruit sweetener. The monk sweetener is keto approved vegan and zero glycemic.
Well Coffee Co. is a delicious combination of classic favorites and bold original creations. Stop by their location in WestWing to enjoy one of these distinctive fall creations.
Union Coffee Co.
Union Coffee Co. is located on 67th Avenue and Thunderbird Road and includes all of the classic coffees, hot and iced teas and cold brew.
This time of year, they take their fall coffee game to a completely new level with their Apple Spiced Latte. The drink is an espresso based blend that can be enjoyed hot or iced. The ingredient that makes this beverage unique is that it is sweetened with apple syrup and cinnamon. It really is like drinking an apple pie.
Another non-traditional variation is the Honey Nutmeg Latte. This latte is flavored with sweet honey and warm nutmeg to make it a unique blend of sweet and spicy.
If pumpkin coffee is not for you, try Union Coffee Co. These unique drinks will take you out of the traditional pumpkin drinks but still taste like fall.
Who says you can’t enjoy fall when it’s 80 degrees outside? Head over to Well Coffee or Union Coffee and try one of their java creations, You won’t be disappointed.