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5 Ways to make your coffee more in-season (without pumpkin)

5 Ways to make your coffee more in-season (without pumpkin)

The heat wave is coming to an end and all I’m left with are some hard cravings for hard cider, haunted hayrides, flushed cheeks, crisp air, scenic road trips, and of course, seasonal coffee blends. Autumn is all about change, and this year, I’m tossing everything fall in my java — but some people don't like pumpkin coffee. What?! Let’s take a look at 5 things you can add to your autumn brew that will drive your cravings wild.

1. Apple-spice

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Getting that delightful crunch and sweet bite of an apple is arguably the most important staple in this season. Are you a Red Delicious fan? Golden Delicious? How about some Cortlands? Toss them in the cauldron with some of your favorite spices and these flavors can also make their way into your morning cup.

2. NUTELLA

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If you’re not mixing Nutella into your coffee, are you really living? Plop your ass on the couch and indulge in this hazelnut-rich golden hour. While the squirrels are hunting for their nuts outside the window, the only thing you’ll be hunting for is a refill. Trust me.

3. Cinnamon 

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Sweet tooth? No problem. Skip the pillowcase full of trick-or-treats and add a dash of cinnamon to your coffee. This may be one of the best hacks of all-time, with more benefits than just the taste! And after all, what is Fall without cinnamon, anyway?

4. Nutmeg for the win

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Try grating some fresh nutmeg over your freshly brewed cup. A little taste of gingerbread on your taste buds will do you some good through the rest of the season.

5. Maple syrup

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Think about Sunday morning, when you’re drizzling maple syrup across your French toast or fluffy pancakes. Now, drizzle a little into your coffee and hell, while you’re at it, top them both off with some powdered sugar, too.

The list of undeniably mouthwatering spices to add to your morning joe goes on and on. Some of the most attractive qualities of coffee lie within the experience itself. What are some of your favorite things to add to your favorite mug?