Pumpkin spice adds autumn hint to cafe coffee


Photo by Katie Wiseman.

The pumpkin spice flavoring can be added to both iced and hot coffee, which is sold before, during and after school each day.

Fall means cozy sweaters, crackling fireplaces and, of course, pumpkin spice flavors. The CCA Café offers a pumpkin spice flavoring for students to add to both hot and iced coffees for a limited time only.

I am not usually one to enjoy pumpkin spice coffee. However, I found the school’s version of the classic beverage to be quite satisfying.

I tried the iced version. The barista who fixed my drink was excited for me to try it after realizing it would be my first one. When she handed me the drink, I took a sip of it before adding any creamer or sugar to let her know what I thought.

Even without sweetener, the taste of coffee did not overpower the pumpkin spice flavor. Although subtle, the flavor was present with a hint of a cinnamon aftertaste.

I found the school’s version to be less bitter than Starbucks’s version. As someone who typically uses a large amount of creamer in my daily coffee, I only needed to use one creamer cup in the coffee to achieve the sweet coffee-flavor I prefer.

Overall, the pumpkin spice itself seemed very well-integrated into the coffee. It was smooth, sweet and had an enjoyable, savory cinnamon flavor. The flavor is only available for a limited time, so coffee connoisseurs should stop by the CCA Café soon to get one before they are gone.