Fort Collins is definitely a coffee shop town, and whether it is for studying, socializing or a grabbing a bite to eat, people flock to cafes daily to get their favorite drinks. The following list compiles the most popular drinks at local coffee spots, as recommended by their baristas.
306 W Laurel St.
Aside from regular drip coffee, Mugs sells a lot of their Big White Whale drinks, which mix white chocolate, hazelnut and Irish cream with espresso. This drink can be served cold or hot.
401 Mason Ct
Dazbog recommends its Brain Damage drink, a frozen blended drink mixing cappuccino powder, chocolate syrup and chocolate-covered espresso beans for a chocolaty, chilling experience.
1510 S College Ave.
The Wild Boar recommends their Mexican Mocha, a dark chocolate, cayenne and cinnamon mixed drink that can be served hot or cold.
They also speak highly of their new seasonal drink, a pumpkin latte with ginger bread and toasted marshmallows, made with half and half creamer instead of milk for that extra cozy fall feeling.
353 W Drake Rd.
Family-operated Cuppy’s Coffee lists their sweet and spicy chai as being most frequently ordered, which blends both bhakti chai and sweet chai together in one drink.
Their almond milk mocha is also a crowd pleaser, with two shots of espresso, dark chocolate mocha sauce and almond milk, served hot or iced.
112 S College Ave #100
Aside from their popular-selling chai lattes and drip coffees, Starry Night says their chocolate coconut espresso frappes are a true treat.
11 Old Town Square
The Little Bird Bake Shop is known for their cappuccinos, made less airy than most other places. They use microfoam techniques so the cappuccinos have a velvety texture, with the foam and espresso mixed in together rather than separated. Happy hour at Little Bird is from 7-10 a.m., during which time cappuccinos are only $2.
1129 W Elizabeth St.
Momo Lolo regulars like the Morning Sunshine drink, a matcha blend combining milk, peach smoothie and matcha with ice.
Momo Lolo also suggests Snickers, one of their specialty lattes with espresso, milk, chocolate, caramel and hazelnut flavoring.
147 W Oak St #101
The Crooked Cup warms up guests with their seasonal drinks — maple and pumpkin lattes.
The Crooked Salty is also a popular drink, which is a salted caramel latte.
255 Linden St
The Yerba Mate from Café Ardour is a crowd favorite, fusing yerba black tea with their mocha mix, served hot or cold.
821 N College Ave
Among the Human Bean’s most popular drinks is the Snowcapped Rocky, a white chocolate latte with Ghirardelli white chocolate powder.
The Sugar Mama is also frequently drunk, blending white chocolate and caramel in a latte.
Collegian A&E Writer Caitlyn Berman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @CaitlynBerman.