It’s Fall – or as some call it – Pumpkin Spice Latte season! A season of flavors including apple, caramel and cinnamon. The Pumpkin Spice Latte or PSL has been particularly loved for almost 20 years, launching at Starbucks in 2003. Since then, an estimated 424 million have been sold according to CNBC reports. The drink is also viral, with over 500,000 posts tagged with #PumpkinSpiceLatte and 1.2 million posts tagged with #PSL according to Marketplace.org in 2019.
Locally, coffee shops and bars around the area are featuring fall-inspired drinks – including the beloved PSL. With Fall in full swing, here are the places you can enjoy a seasonal drink in Flint & Genesee.
Crust – a baking company
The local bakery in Fenton is serving up delicious fall drink specials at the café. Drinks include the famous pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin spice cold brew.
Flint Crepe Company
In downtown Flint, the local creperie serves delicious coffee brewed in Flint and a wide variety of teas. For Fall, Flint Crepe Company is serving a Chaider (Chai tea and cider), cinnamon plum tea, pumpkin spice lattes and hot apple cider.
The local coffee roaster and distributor in Swartz Creek is serving up some delicious drinks at its main location. This season try their take on a pumpkin spice latte and their caramel apple slushie.
The Station Coffee Co.
Located in Flushing, The Station is a newer coffee shop located in an old gas station. To celebrate autumn, the local joint is serving hot apple & raspberry cider and caramel apple slushies.
Fenton Winery & Brewery
The local wine and beer purveyor in Fenton is getting into the fall season with its annually released Apple Pie Wine. The wine tastes like apple pie in a glass and is only served for a limited time.
The Agitated Grape
In Davison, the Agitated Grape is serving up a fall sangria as we enter into colder weather for a refreshing change to your fall fixes.
Grafted Root Eatery
This local restaurant in Grand Blanc is feeling fall-ish with drink specials this season including a Crown Royal Apple hot toddy and a cin-ful apple pie cocktail.
The Rough Draught
Located in downtown Fenton, the Rough Draught is serving up a few new cocktails on its menu as we lean into fall. Drinks include the Vincenzo Gambi which features hot apple cider and the If Your Pear cocktail.