By Meg Berno
Posted On: Oct 9, 2020
Fall in Ohio is the best time to cozy up with friends and family over a nice, hot cup of coffee. With major players like Starbucks releasing their popular Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), it's the perfect the opportunity to bring you authentic Ohio small businesses serving up fall flavors to fill your season (and stomach) with delight.
The Roosevelt Coffeehouse in Columbus
Sip a Pumpkin Spice Latte for a cause this season at Roosevelt Coffee House. This downtown Columbus haunt was founded not only to deliver the best seasonal coffee confections to its customers, but also to support social efforts like clean water, fighting hunger and ending human trafficking. Their fall menu never ceases to impress with new items like the Hot Chaider (chai + apple cider), S’mortado and of course, the Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Cream + Sugar in Cincinnati
Eclectic, artistic vibes are aplenty at Cream + Sugar in Cincinnati. With a mission emphasizing "all are welcome," this Black-owned business strives to provide a space perfect for every gathering from professional meetings to coffee catch ups with friends and family. Cream + Sugar is serving up your favorites this season like the Pumpkin Spice Latte and the Chai Apple Cider (or Chaider).
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Rustbelt Coffee in Toledo
A seasonal delight awaits you in downtown Toledo at Rustbelt Coffee. The Pumpkin Pie Latte is a fan favorite each fall, but this year it has some competition. Also gracing the Rustbelt seasonal menu are the Campfire Crushed Espresso and the Flannel Latte. Looking for a change of scenery to get some work done? Right now, Rustbelt has opened its doors to students and parents in need of a peaceful, remote workspace.
Rising Star Coffee in Cleveland
Find handcrafted, seasonal delights at Rising Star Coffee in Cleveland. New this year, enjoy the Harvest Pumpkin Latte crafted with house-made pumpkin puree and unique spices making it everything the fall fan in you needs and more. With six different locations throughout the city, you’re sure to find a delicious seasonal sip from a Rising Star Coffee just around the corner.
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Paper City Coffee in Chillicothe
Come for the coffee, stay for the surroundings. Paper City Coffee might just be the dreamiest coffee shop in southeast Ohio. Their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte is back and guaranteed to satisfy your fall cravings. Hungry? You won’t want to miss their seasonal Maple Bacon Cinnamon Roll. Paper City Coffee also seeks to "Do Good" with proceeds going to the Paper City Mentoring Project, an effort to engage and empower local teens facing adversity.
More Ohio coffee shops with fall flavors to check out:
- Boom Town Coffee in Sandusky
- Coffee Amici in Findlay
- Coffeeology in Delaware
- Coffee Emporium in Cincinnati
- Dough Co. Doughnuts & Coffee in Dover
- Fox in the Snow in Columbus
- Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium in Logan
- R Coffee Corner in Port Clinton
- Stoked Coffee in Marietta
- The Coffee Pot in Greenville
- Triple Moon Coffee Company in Middletown
- True West Coffee in Hamilton
- Upper Cup Coffee in Columbus
If at-home-brewing is more your style, then bring the PSL spirit to you with beans from Silver Bridge Coffee, Winans, Crimson Cup Coffee, Erie Island Coffee Co. and Stauf's Coffee. For a more fall flavor, try the Snicker Doodle blend from Appalachia's Dirty Girl Coffee Roasters. Or get a spooky cup-o-joe from Spring Heel'd Jack Coffee.
And there you have it - some of the best Ohio brews to try this season! Here’s hoping this list brought a little flavor to your fall!