26 Oct Fall Coffee Flavors Delight Chicago
October 26 is National Pumpkin Day! For some Chicago coffee lovers that means enjoying a delicious pumpkin spice coffee (or two), but for others, it means looking for different but equally delicious fall flavors.
To meet all your Chicago’s employees’ hot beverage needs and not just those who love pumpkin, it’s important to offer a variety of coffees, teas and espresso-based beverages in the break room. In addition to traditional (and pumpkin) coffee and tea options, alternative fall flavors like apple, cinnamon and cardamom are also popular. The following list of beverages takes a unique approach to alternative fall flavors.
In the most cafes in Chicago, the term latte is really short for In the beverages’ most simplified form, it is “2 fluid ounces of espresso, 3 ounces of steamed milk, and typically a thin layer of foam on top.”
- vanilla bean with cardamom: espresso, vanilla bean, cardamom seeds and your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk
- maple pecan: espresso, maple syrup, pecan butter and your choice of dairy or non-dairy milk
- cinnamon dolce: espresso, cinnamon dolce syrup, whipped cream and cinnamon dolce topping
A tea latte is very similar to a traditional latte except instead of using espresso as the base, a tea latte starts with brewed tea.
- chai tea latte: black tea concentrate infused with your choice of cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, nutmeg or clove and combined with the steamed milk of your choice
- apple chai: black tea concentrate infused with your choice of cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, nutmeg or clove, but instead of steamed milk, use steamed apple juice to finish the beverage
Something Completely Different
This option uses many of fall’s favorite flavors but skips all the caffeine. Instead of tea or coffee as the base, steamed apple juice is used. The caramel apple spice ‘latte’ is truly apple pie in a cup. Steamed apple juice is combined with cinnamon dolce syrup, whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
Unlike the hot beverages listed under ‘latte,’ ‘tea’ and ‘something completely different,’ the following coffees are transformed during the roasting process when their fall flavors are added and are best enjoyed as a cup of freshly brewed coffee: caramel apple, apple cider donut, cinnamon coffee roll and cinnamon dulce.
Employees who can stay at the office for their caffeine pick-me-up are less likely to accidentally spend too much time away, decreasing productivity. Offering a customized refreshment menu is a second way to encourage employees to stay at work when they need something to eat or drink. Healthy snacks, beverages and fresh food can meet a variety of refreshment needs for your Chicago employees.
Fox Vending is here to help your organization provide your employees with the snacks, beverages, fresh food and coffee and tea your employees crave. Whether it’s via a micro-market, pantry service, vending machines or office coffee service, we will create a customized menu that meets everyone’s needs. For more information, please call Fox Vending at (800) 694-2800.