With the light autumn breeze sweeping through the city along with fall colors and activities, Los Angelenos are embracing the elements of the new season, including the indulgence of warm, delectable espressos. Although many coffee lovers are turning to Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte for their seasonal espresso fix, there are tons of L.A. cafés that have mastered the art of crafting their own signature brews. Here’s a look at where you can get your hands on some of the best seasonal espresso blends that the city has to offer.
PISTACHIO ROSE LATTE → Cafe Demitasse
The baristas at Demitasse are no stranger to experimenting with innovative ways to transform espresso, coffee and tea into a flavorful experience. As a result, one of the most popular specialty drinks that fans crave is the Pistachio Rose Latte. A concoction of pistachio butter, rose water, honey syrup and milk, this delicious latte is rich like velvet in taste and texture and will leave you savoring every sip.
SEA SALT CARAMEL ICED COFFEE → Dogtown Coffee
Although warm drinks are all the rave this season, the Sea Salt Caramel Iced Coffee is the exception. With the perfect blend of sweet and savory, this iced espresso drink is the perfect morning pick-me-up. Pick up a cup and enjoy it while taking a morning stroll alongside the beach just a short walk away from their Santa Monica shop.
HORCHATA LATTE → Tierra Mia Coffee
This Mexican-inspired beverage perfectly combines the sweet vanilla and cinnamon taste of horchata into a creamy liquid gem. Each espresso is brewed with the company’s own roast, so you’re bound to get the best in both quality and flavor. Although we recommend ordering your latte hot, if your preference is for a cool drink, the Horchata Latte also comes served as an iced drink.
NIGHT SHIFT → The Tasting Kitchen
For your next boozy brunch, skip the mimosas and Bloody Marys and opt for a cold brew espresso with bourbon. It’s the perfect drink to get you through the day and keep the party going long after brunch ends.