February 4th: Morning Cup

Today is the first day I’ve been back physically in the office since last week. Between a day off, snow days, and work from home days, I was at home all week. It feels good to be in the office! I feel productive in the office after multiple days working from home in a row.

On my way to work, I wanted to get coffee that sparks joy. I work Saturday, so today is like my Wednesday. I worked late last night and needed something that’ll get my brain moving too.

I choose to go with one of my favorite drinks ever: a Large Nitro Cold Brew at Kay’s Daily Grind.

This drink is not only incredible, but it also fuels me and kicks my brain into gear. I am feeling great and ready for my day ahead!

January 29th: Morning Cup

The commute from Milford to Scranton typically takes about an hour. On mornings like this morning, this means I’m more in a treat to self kind of mood. I usually do the hour commute every other Friday. This allows me to treat myself without feeling like I’m overindulging.

Henry’s on Clay is a cute coffee shop in Dunmore, PA. It is also only about 5 minutes from my work. They have good coffee and delicious gluten-free breakfast, lunch, and brunch options!

You can place an order ahead of time and schedule a pickup time. I love this feature because I place my order in bed, get ready, drive an hour, and pick up my breakfast on my way to work. Easy Peasy.

This morning for breakfast is got an omelet with spinach, tomatoes, and Munster cheese. ( I know, weird, but it’s my fav cheese). And I got their home fries; Henry’s home fries are out of this world!!

For coffee, even though it’s in the single digits in the Pennsylvania mountains today, I got cold brew. Henry’s had unique flavors, so I got a large cold brew with cookie butter flavoring and oat milk. It’s decadent yet not too sweet.

Happy Friday! 🎉

7 Cozy Fall Coffee Shop Drinks

I have been trying a bunch of different fall drinks this fall season! I have rounded up my top 7 fall drinks for you to try at your local or favorite chain coffee shop!
These drinks range from more classic pumpkin spice flavored drinks to apple flavors to spice flavors!

#1 Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

I typically grab this drink at Starbucks but I know some other coffee shops have tried to create a similar drink. I highly recommend trying this drink at Starbucks!
It tastes like pumpkin pie in a cup! It is cold, creamy, and sweet. If you are looking for a new spin on pumpkin drinks, definitely try this one!

#2 Harvest Spice Latte

This was such a fun and unique fall drink! I got this drink from Scout’s Café in High Bridge, NJ. This drink was light, creamy, sweet, and a hint of spice. They use an excellent espresso for their espresso-based drinks, which made this drink even more stunning—a perfect option for those looking for a fall drink that doesn’t contain pumpkin, haha.

#3 Candy Apple Chai

I got this drink at a cute little coffee shop in Dunmore, PA called Henry’s on Clay. Dang, this was a delicious drink. This drink was sweet and spicy at the same time. It tasted almost exactly like a candy apple. If you’re an apple fan over pumpkin, you need to try this drink asap!

The drink below isn’t the Candy Apple Chai!
(I couldn’t find a picture of it. But here is another one of their gorgeous drinks!)

#4 Apple Cider Steamer

Holy Moly, this drink was stunning. It tasted like a caramel apple. I got this drink at Electric City Roasting Co. in Peckville, PA.
If you are looking for a caffeine-free fall drink, THIS IS IT! This drink wowed me, and it was perfect before a full day of fall activities!

#5 Pumpkin Matcha

We can’t forget about matcha in the fall! I recommend adding a few pumps of pumpkin spice flavoring to your matcha drink. I tried this at Starbucks and was pleasantly surprised. I gravitate towards this drink on chilly mornings when I don’t want a ton of caffeine and when I want a more subtle drink.

#6 Pumpkin Spice Chai

This has been a go-to at my local coffee shop, Kay’s Daily Grind in Daleville, PA. I love the spicy flavors of chai during the fall. Adding pumpkin to chai brings it to another level. I like this drink as a cozy, everyday drink. If you are looking for a fall-themed drink with less caffeine, try this!

#7 Pumpkin Spice Latte

Classic. I’ve gotten a few PSL from my local coffee shop, Kay’s Daily Grind, in Daleville, PA. For a new spin on this classic, try a PSL at a local coffee shop instead of a chain coffee shop. Each local coffee shop has their own spin on PSL, and it will give you some variety.

My Favorite Iced Starbucks Drinks

Iced Starbucks Blonde Cocoa Cloud Macchiato 

This drink has quickly become my absolute favorite at Starbucks. This is my Treat Yo Self drink. I get it as big as I can and savor every last drop. The title may be intimidating, so I will break this drink down for you. 

Macchiato: This drink is espresso shots with flavoring and foam. That’s it! 

Blonde: This is the Blonde espresso shots at Starbucks. Whenever I get an espresso drink at Starbucks, I always get the Blonde shots. I like lighter roasted coffee and prefer the Blonde shots over the regular espresso shots. 

Cloud: This is a type of cold foam that Starbucks has for its Macchiatos, and I am obsessed with it. They use egg white powder when they make the cold foam, so it gives the foam a meringue texture. I love meringue, which means I am obsessed with this cloud foam. 

Cocoa: The Cocoa part of this Macchiato drink is a drizzle of caramel sauce and a drizzle of mocha sauce. Additionally, there are 2 pumps of toffee nut syrup. I actually trade that out for only 1 pump of vanilla syrup.

This drink tastes like heaven to me! The flavors of mocha, caramel, and vanilla definitely bring this drink to another level. 

If this drink sounds yummy to you, I would highly recommend trying this ASAP!!!! 

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte 

I LOVE matcha. If you don’t know what matcha is, it is ground up green tea leaves and is full of antioxidants. It’s good to know that Starbucks used matcha that is sweetened with sugar. Other places that serve matcha may not add sugar to their matcha powder. 

I love the flavor of green tea! I find that this drink is very refreshing, and it has less caffeine then a coffee-based drink you would get (it still has a decent amount of caffeine though). 

For me, this drink is sweet enough, and I typically get it unsweetened. I do love vanilla flavoring with matcha. If you are looking to sweeten this drink, definitely add vanilla flavor pumps. 

Cold Brew with Cold Foam 

I love Cold Brew coffee. I also love cold foam. So any Cold Brew coffees with cold foam are right up my alley.

I tried the Irish Cream Cold Brew in December when it was out, and Woah! was it good. I love the smooth cold brew coffee mixed with the creamy flavor of the cold foam.

I am eager to try to their Cold Brew with Salted Honey Cold Foam!!

Iced Green Tea 

This has been a go-to Starbucks staple for me. I get this completely unsweetened. If you are looking for something refreshing and don’t want something sweet or super caffeinated, definitely try this! 

I would love to know your favorite iced Starbucks drinks! Let me know your favorite iced Starbucks drinks in the comments!