Grab a Cup of Joe
The official start of autumn is just around the corner, but the pumpkin spice wagons have already started to roll into the mountains. The particular blend of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice have become as much a part of the fall experience as the changing of leaves or the crisp air. When you’re visiting the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area this fall, you’re sure to want to get your pumpkin spice fix. And what better way to satisfy that craving than with a hot cup of coffee?
Even though you can drive the main thoroughfares and locate several Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kremes, and all of the other places that round out their wide menus with several coffee options, what you really want is some local flavor. Why get a cup of coffee that you can get back home? Instead check out these two local coffee shops when you’re looking for your dose of pumpkin spice.
Located in The Old Mill Square, one of the oldest complexes in Pigeon Forge, Espresso Yourself is a one-stop coffee shop. They’ve got everything you could want and more. The wide selection of coffees and teas is complemented by an assortment of muffins, cookies, and other baked goodies.
The shelves of Espresso Yourself are stocked with jams, jellies, and fruit butters. These delectables are the perfect take-home treat.
With over 30 flavors to add—including pumpkin spice, of course—you can concoct your ideal blend of coffee. Then you can sip slowly, savoring your java as you explore the many quaint and interesting shops in The Old Mill Square.
Coffee & Company
Nestled snugly in Gatlinburg’s The Village Shops, Coffee & Company is a straight-forward coffee shop offering a wide range of high-quality coffee from around the world. While you won’t have as many treat options, the selection of java brews will more than satisfy. The variety of flavor options, which includes both Autumn Spice and Pumpkin Spice, will allow you to get exactly what you need to keep you going as you take in Gatlinburg on a bright fall day. Just a few steps away, The Donut Friar makes the best pastries, breads, and donuts in Gatlinburg, a perfect pairing for Coffee & Company’s java.
Autumn doesn’t last long. Soon enough the leaves will drop from the trees and the Christmas season will take over everything. So you’d better savor your fall trip to the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area and grab a cup of pumpkin spice coffee before it’s too late.