Local coffee shops offer their own take on fall beverages

October 1, 2018 | 4:12 am

Updated October 1, 2018 | 7:43 am

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Fall coffee season began with Dunkin Donuts’ release of their Pumpkin and Maple Pecan flavored coffees and will continue with Starbucks’ release of their infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte. With the celebration of National Coffee Day on Saturday and National Pumpkin Spice Day today, Owensboro offers the advantage of having more than just the commercial options for satisfying fall beverages.

The Spot Coffee and Finery- Ramble On

With temperatures still in the 80s, not everyone is in the mindset for hot fall beverages quite yet. In that case, The Spot offers a signature menu item, and customer favorite, in the frosted espresso drink, the Ramble On.

The Ramble On is on the shop’s Affogato menu and offers a cool blend of white chocolate, chocolate chips, espresso beans, and one shot of espresso, topped off with whipped cream, and sprinkled with chocolate chips and crushed espresso beans.

The Spot will also offer a Pumpkin Affogato called the Monster Mash. The Monster Mash features a pumpkin spice syrup that is made in-house and boiled and filtered with hints of ginger for a richer flavor.

There is also a tea-based option, the Apple Cinnamon Latte, that comes topped with an added touch of caramel.

All of The Spot’s espresso drinks are made with all organic, fair trade and rainforest alliance certified beans made with sustainable farming, that are freshly ground and artisan roasted upon request.

The Spot is located at 217 Williamsburg Square (270)478-1232


The Overflow Cafe – Fallicious

Although the Overflow Cafe offers Pumpkin Spice and their other specialty drinks year-round, along with the option to have them served hot or cold, the Fallicious is a customer favorite when the weather begins to cool.

This tempting treat, best served hot, combines caramel, toffee, cinnamon, and espresso, topped off with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel.

All of the Overflow’s signature coffee drinks are made with Raven’s Brew – Deadman’s Reach coffee.

The Overflow Cafe is unique in that 50 cents from every cup of coffee is filtered back into the community and donated to local homeless shelters. Over the last seven years, they have donated over $60,000 to shelters in Owensboro.

Overflow Cafe manager Susan Anderson said, when the Moores opened the coffee shop, which is adjacent to the Highway 54 dealership, their main objective was to give back to the Owensboro community. Anderson said that is where the name Overflow originated from, in hopes that blessings would overflow into the community.

The Overflow Cafe is located at 3232 Villa Point (270)685-5554


The Creme Coffee House – Maple Spice

Barista Jeremy Schultz recently took a trip to the famed Niagara Falls. While there, he found maple syrup to be plentiful. He used this notion to inspire The Creme’s latest fall creation, the Maple Spice.

Offered hot or cold, the Maple Spice features white chocolate, maple syrup, cinnamon, steamed milk, and two shots of espresso, topped with feathered latte artwork. Schultz suggests the drink be served hot, for that cozy, flannel blanket feeling.

Over the coming weeks, The Creme will also offer fall favorites such as the white chocolate and pumpkin-flavored, Scary Spice, the Caramel Apple Latte and the Haunted Caramel Latte chiller. This chilling orange treat will feature the flavor of salted caramel with a few surprising Halloween touches.

The Creme uses whole bean coffee roasted in Island, Kentucky in hopes of helping strengthen other local businesses.

The Creme is located at 109 E 2nd St (270)683-7787


October 1, 2018 | 4:12 am

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