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.
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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.
Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine
Many of our editors absolutely swear by our Nespresso machines for the best barista-level coffee at home.
3 colors available
Vertuo Next Premium Coffee and Espresso Maker
This smaller, thinner Nespresso is perfect for small spaces.
K-Mini Single-Serve Coffee Maker
Not only is this K-Mini also great for small spaces, it comes in a few super cute color options.
5 colors available
Single Serve Coffee, Latte & Cappuccino Maker
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.
12-Cup Coffee Maker
We can't forget about our traditional drip coffee lovers—this chic white machine will look great in your kitchen.
French Press Coffee Maker
For those who want to make their coffee-making process a little bit fancier, a French Press will definitely help you do that.
6 colors available
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.
Pumpkin Spice Light Roast Ground Coffee
Starbucks, fall, and pumpkin spice coffee are the ultimate trifecta... and you can bring that home with this ground coffee.
Pumpkin Spice K-Cup Pods
I tell everyone I know that these are hands down the best pumpkin K-Cups on the market.
Jacked O Lantern Coffee
Looking to branch out from your usual brands? Try out this pumpkin spice blend from Bones Coffee.
Barista Flavor Pack Coffee Pods
These barista flavor Nespresso pods will flawlessly compliment your favorite pumpkin creamer.
Fall Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee
If you want to be festive but don't love the pumpkin flavor, this Starbucks Fall Blend is your perfect match.
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.
Original Milk Frother
This $16 milk frother is in all of our editors' kitchens.
10+ colors available
Aeroccino4 Milk Frother
Interested in taking your coffee set-up to the next level? This Nespresso frother will help you do just that.
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.
Sugar Free Skinny Syrups
These zero-calorie, zero-sugar flavored syrups are an ideal option if you're trying to stay health-conscious this fall.
Syrup Variety Pack
Craving your go-to vanilla iced latte? Make it yourself with these flavor syrups.
Coffee Flavor Syrup Dispenser
Customize your labels to match your syrup collection!
Gold Syrup Pump Set
These syrup pumps will have you feeling like a real barista in no time.
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Puremade Pumpkin Pie Sauce
This pumpkin sauce is all over TikTok—it's just what you need to drizzle around your iced coffee glass.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Starbucks tops all of our favorite pumpkin drinks with pumpkin spice, so take your at-home coffee to the next level by doing it too.
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.
Spooky Season Iced Coffee Cup
Nothing will brighten your mornings more than this insanely cute "spooky season" glass.
Hey Boo Mug
This $5 mug is the perfect subtle touch for your morning coffee.
8 Pack Reusable Glass Drinking Straws
Glass straws are great if you're looking for an option that is sturdy enough to stir and easy to clean.
Feelin’ Cute Kinda Spooky Iced Coffee Cup
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.
Sanderson Sisters Mug
Do you watch Hocus Pocus multiple times per year? Then you need this Sanderson Sisters mug for your collection.
Set of 4 Classic Can Tumblers
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.
Ghost Iced Coffee Glass
This ghost-covered glass comes with a lid and glass, so you can take your iced coffee on the go.