Fall In A Cup
Originally, this was going to be a Pumpkin Spice Latte crawl, because I am undeniably a fan of the Starbucks PSL — no matter how basic that makes me! But after some coffee shopping , I think most of Boston is over the PSL. (And as much as it pains me to say it… I kind of am, too. 🙈) Most of the coffee shops I’ve been to lately have opted out of the traditional pumpkin spice and have instead offered their own take on a fall flavor. Here are some fall flavored lattes I found around Boston and how they compared in my book:
Pavement: Cinnamon Fig Latte
I hate to start on a sour note, but this one was just not for me. It was a little too too fruity and overpowered the espresso. Not at all sweet and no roasty flavor either. However, Pavement does make a mean Spanish Latte (my usual go-to) that’s on the menu year round.
George Howell: Maple Latte
Oooo this is sweet! (Maybe even a touch too sweet!) That maple flavor is strong, but George Howell makes one of my favorite espressos in the city. Bonus points if you go to the Boston Public Market Location and pick up an Apple Cider Donut to go along with your latte.
Tatte: Honey Halva Latte
Mmmm this latte is one of my favorites. A hint of sweetness and a halva brew, which has hints of vanilla and some nutty notes. Ask for it extra hot! And get it while you can — this has been the featured flavor of the month since September, so it’s days are limited.
Longfellows: Apple Spice Latte
Praises be. I might just love this because it’s the closest to a PSL, but that apple flavor is top notch. It’s fruity without being weird. Sweet without being over powering. It’s a good apple.
Those are all the fall flavors I’ve tracked down so far! What did I miss? I always love trying new coffee shops, so let me know what I should try!
Photos by Madeline Rose Photography 💕