Four Pumpkin Spice Drinks That Will Keep You Warm In The Midwest

Pumpkin spice seems to be the dominant flavor each fall—but we’re not complaining. Before the winter decor and holiday flavors take over, we’re toasting the final few weeks of autumn with pumpkin-spiced drinks around the middle of America that are far beyond the average chain coffee shop’s basic pumpkin spice latte.

Photo courtesy of Parisi Artisan Coffee

Photo courtesy of Parisi Artisan Coffee

Parisi Artisan Coffee – Kansas City
Parisi knows serves up the autumn flavor right with its own house-made pumpkin caramel syrup. Made with fresh pumpkins sourced from local farms, the KC shop roasts the squash with butter, cinnamon and nutmeg in the oven pureeing and fusing it with a from-scratch caramel. Try the seasonal delight in the form of a pumpkin caramel latte or affogato. Multiple locations, parisicoffee.com

Photo courtesy of Frothy Monkey

Photo courtesy of Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey – Nashville
If you are up for a more savory-sweet treat, head to Frothy Monkey in Nashville or Franklin, Tennessee, to grab a masala pumpkin late. The cafe’s rich espresso melds into steamed milk and its own house-made pumpkin sauce featuring a spicy explosion of cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of curry. Multiple locations, frothymonkey.com

Photo courtesy of Rabble Coffee

Photo courtesy of Rabble Coffee

Rabble Coffee – Indianapolis
Claiming to be the real PSL (pumpkin spice latte), Rabble’s fall-infused latte is made with local roaster Tinker’s espresso, steamed milk (or milk substitute), real pumpkin, pumpkin spice simple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. 2119 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis, rabblecoffee.com

Photo courtesy of Kaldi's

Photo courtesy of Kaldi’s

Kaldi’s Coffee – St. Louis
St. Louis’ staple coffee stop offers up its seasonal take with the baked maple pumpkin latte. The baristas blend this frothy latte with baked pumpkin, maple syrup, cinnamon syrup, whipped cream and top it all with a little nutmeg. Multiple locations, kaldiscoffee.com

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