Fall-themed Drinks to Try from Ann Arbor Coffee Shops

Whether you are walking around Ann Arbor watching the leaves turn or curled up on the couch warmed by a fire with a book, you are missing one key element to create the perfect moment: your ideal fall-themed drink.

Luckily many coffee shops around Ann Arbor are offering different options for you to try. Whether it is pumpkin spice, pumpkin flavored or another signature taste, there’s at least one shop that’s got you covered. Most are for a limited time only so check them out before they are gone for the holidays.

M-36 Coffee Roaster and Cafe

M-36 is right in the heart of the University of Michigan’s campus, serving students, faculty, and, of course, Ann Arbor residents with lovely fall-related drinks. M-36 is offering 6 fall-related drinks this season. Their chai-der is their chai combined with local cider alongside their caramel apple cider, a chai-der with caramel. They have instituted three pumpkin based drinks: pumpkin spice latte which features condensed milk and Monin pumpkin spice, butterscotch pumpkin pie and a frosty pumpkin mocha featuring pumpkin spice and white chocolate. For a more lowkey fall-vibes drink with a caffeine kick, check out their creamy cinnamon cold brew.

1101 S University Ave, Ann Arbor.

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

Sweetwaters has implemented their “Autumn In A Cup” line featuring three distinct drinks for a limited time. Their spiced caramel apple features apple cider and spicy chai tea topped by whipped cream and caramel drizzle. The great pumpkin latte is “perfect for fall” creating a great pumpkin-taste. If you are looking for a caffeine kick “swirled with pumpkin and cream.” Some locations may also serve apple cider or a chai spiced cider. 

Multiple locations in Ann Arbor.

RoosRoast Liberty

RoosRoast always has unique offerings. For the fall, check out their hot chocolate cold brew which can be bought in a half gallon or single serving, as well as their ancho pancho mocha for a taste of their homemade spices. 

117 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor.

Cahoots Cafe

Cahoots is bringing back their Basic Witch drink, what they call “a magic potion of rich espresso and locally sourced pumpkin syrup” for a tastefully crafted fall experience. 

206 E Huron St, Ann Arbor.

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

Bitty & Beau’s is one of the newest coffee shops residing in Ann Arbor. They offer a pumpkin spice latte and frappe for all pumpkin spice lovers. They also offer fall-related flavorings including spiced brown sugar, caramel, toasted marshmallow, hazelnut and more. 

305 S Main St, Ann Arbor.

Vertex Coffee Roasters 

Vertex has a strong lineup of fall drinks including the Jack o’ Latte which features their housemade pumpkin spice syrup mixed with pumpkin puree, “Honey, You Can’t Curry Love Latte” which blends spices with honey and vanilla, the orange cardamom latte and Punky Chai which mixing chai with pumpkin spice syrup and pumpkin puree. All four drinks can be seen on their Instagram.

1335 S University Ave, Ann Arbor.

Hyperion Coffee Co – Ann Arbor

Hyperion offers three diverse dairy-free drink options. They have a maple bourbon, pumpkin tahini which they describe as “a nice spin on a traditional pumpkin spice” and classic caramel apple cider.

W Liberty St, Ann Arbor.

The Common Cup

The Common Cup offers a pumpkin-spiced latte made from real pumpkin. This is in combination with their two other fall drinks: the S’mores latte and a chai-der mixing spicy chai and cider. Maple lovers should check out their maple tree latte which puts maple syrup in a black pepper latte. They also offer a baked apple black tea for a low-key fall tea.  

1511 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor.

Misfit Society Coffee Club

As we say goodbye to the green leaves, consider trying the Groot latte from Misfit Society Coffee Club. This drink combines green tea, milk, taro root and lavender syrup for a distinct taste that you won’t find anywhere else.

615 E University Ave, Ann Arbor.

Black Diesel Coffee

Black Diesel has extremely special flavor profiles in their seasonal offerings. Their three drinks are the caramel corn latte sweetened by popcorn and caramel syrups, a maple cream cold brew and a S’Mores latte featured on their Instagram. If you have a beloved drink from Black Diesel, add a customized cold foam taste. They offer maple, pumpkin pie, toasted marshmallow and caramel corn. For cider lovers, consider their cinnamon-steamed cider.

1423 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor.

Bearclaw Coffee Co.

Bearclaw is ahead of the game offering both fall and winter-themed drinks. On the fall side, they have a pumpkin pie latte made from all-natural pumpkin, maple crunch mocha mixing maple and toffee, the melted ghost latte combining white chocolate and vanilla as well as their sleepy hollow latte featuring hints of butter pecan and maple. 

2460 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor.

The Drip House

The Drip House features a variety of fall-themed drinks. Most notable are their apple pie latte made from granny smith apple syrup, their salted caramel latte and caramel apple latte as well as their maple pumpkin spice latte. 

1336 S Main St, Ann Arbor.

Additional tips

If your favorite coffee shop does not have a fall-themed drink, consider asking for a dash of cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or specific syrups like pumpkin, caramel, maple and hazelnut. Many shops also currently offer local cider which can be had by itself or mixed into a drink. Chocolate lovers can consider warming up with a hot chocolate.

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