As much as I love treating myself to a cute little outing of walking to get my favorite Starbucks fall coffee drink or spending a few hours working at a cafe with a delicious latte, my wallet simply can’t handle making that a regular habit. Over the last year or so, I’ve become extremely passionate about making delicious coffee in the comfort of my own home, and let’s just say, my bank account thanks me every day.
I pretty much make myself a homemade iced latte with espresso made in my Nespresso machine year-round, but I like to use the fall months to really experiment and switch things up. Obviously, pumpkin and coffee go together just as well as Lorelai and Luke (get it, an extra coffee reference?), but you can really deck out your at-home barista station with so many things in the fall that you’ll forget about Starbucks altogether.
I’m all about romanticizing the mundane, everyday tasks that life throws at us, so why not start first thing in the morning by making your morning coffee your favorite ritual of the day? Here is everything you could possibly need to make the best fall coffees at home:
Your Coffee Maker of Choice
Making a delicious coffee at home starts with the machine you’re making it in. While we love a store-bought bottled cold brew as much as the next person, investing in a coffee maker you love is definitely worth it in the long run. Whether you need the convenience of a single-serve machine or crave the traditional taste of drip coffee, there’s a machine out there that will be a great fit for you.
Many of our editors absolutely swear by our Nespresso machines for the best barista-level coffee at home.
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This smaller, thinner Nespresso is perfect for small spaces.
Not only is this K-Mini also great for small spaces, it comes in a few super cute color options.
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If you're loyal to your K-Cups but want to branch out, this Keurig with latte- and cappuccino-making capabilities might be perfect for you.
We can't forget about our traditional drip coffee lovers—this chic white machine will look great in your kitchen.
I am fully aware that some people are very particular about their coffee and would never want to switch it up, but I strongly believe that fall is the perfect time to experiment with fun and festive flavors. There are so many great options out there for single-serve pod drinkers and traditional ground coffee drinkers alike.
Starbucks, fall, and pumpkin spice coffee are the ultimate trifecta... and you can bring that home with this ground coffee.
I tell everyone I know that these are hands down the best pumpkin K-Cups on the market.
Looking to branch out from your usual brands? Try out this pumpkin spice blend from Bones Coffee.
These barista flavor Nespresso pods will flawlessly compliment your favorite pumpkin creamer.
A Milk Frother
It doesn’t matter if you’re an oat milk, almond milk, or dairy milk kind of girl. There is one thing I absolutely know: Frothing your milk and/or coffee creamer (pumpkin spice oat milk creamer, anyone?) changes the entire game. It is truly the key to achieving that coffee shop-level feel in the comfort of your own home.
This budget-friendly frother has a convenient handle and can make hot or cold foam.
This $16 milk frother is in all of our editors' kitchens.
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Add-Ins and Accessories
Obviously, the key formula to a great cup of coffee is simply coffee and milk (or cream). However, I would make the argument that adding in a few little extras is what really makes the formula complete. You can choose a syrup, sauce, or topping that will make you simply forget about that $6 Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.
These zero-calorie, zero-sugar flavored syrups are an ideal option if you're trying to stay health-conscious this fall.
Craving your go-to vanilla iced latte? Make it yourself with these flavor syrups.
Customize your labels to match your syrup collection!
These syrup pumps will have you feeling like a real barista in no time.
Adding Equilibria's CBD drops to your fall morning coffee is the perfect way to start your day off right.
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This pumpkin sauce is all over TikTok—it's just what you need to drizzle around your iced coffee glass.
Mugs, Glasses, and Straws
Although it’s what’s on the inside that counts, what you drink your coffee in can add that lil’ something extra that makes enjoying your coffee so much more special. Pulling a festive, spooky-xseason mug or glass out of your cabinet is sure to put a smile on your face first thing in the morning.
Nothing will brighten your mornings more than this insanely cute "spooky season" glass.
Glass straws are great if you're looking for an option that is sturdy enough to stir and easy to clean.
The cheeky message and cute design on this glass makes it the iced coffee glass of our dreams.
These silicone straws in the perfect fall hues will fit right into your aesthetic Instagram story.
Do you watch Hocus Pocus multiple times per year? Then you need this Sanderson Sisters mug for your collection.
These editor- and reader-favorite tumbler glasses are not only great for your iced coffees in the fall, but they'll also be your go-to for the rest of the year.