Sip Better: Pumpkin Spice Coffees We Love

The spice is nice! These yummy cafés bring that pumpkin goodness all year round.

First things first: what exactly is pumpkin spice? If you guessed the original sixth member of the Spice Girls, you’re incorrect but we like how you think. The classic flavor is actually a combination of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves (a.k.a. the spices that go into a pumpkin pie). The best part is, you can ice it, make a latte—do whatever you want! It’s your coffee, pumpkin!

Drink Freely

This brand works with Central American farmers to provide cleaner water and donates seedlings to regions with aging bean trees. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

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Even though a rich cup of pumpkin spice may give you all the cozy vibes of a holiday pie, there’s no sugar added to flavored coffee. The spice infusion happens during the bean-roasting process.

Make Your Own

To get the taste of the latte this brand made famous, add a splash of cream and a spoonful of sugar. Starbucks

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Look for coffee grounds made from arabica beans to avoid artificial flavoring. The best part about using traditional grounds is that in addition to working in a regular brewer, they can be scooped into an affordable, reusable mesh filter for DIY single-serve coffee cups.

Fastest Choice

There’s a little bit of sugar and non-dairy creamer in the ingredients, so this is a great choice if you like your java on the sweet side. Maxwell House

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Instant coffee (also called soluble coffee, coffee crystals or coffee powder) is made with brewed coffee beans but allows for super-quick preparation. It’s great to have on hand for busy mornings, or for preparing multiple cups at once.