Readers, Digest: Favorite fall drinks


Get ready to throw on your scarves and grab those warm beverages: Tuesday marked the autumnal equinox.

The Orion offers its top picks for places where you can snag the season’s best drinks on campus or downtown.

All prices listed are for medium sizes. Don’t like coffee? Many places offer versions of their fall drinks without coffee.

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Chico State alumnae Melissa Oji and Samantha Fernandez, catch up over coffee at Naked Lounge. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Selvester’s Cafe-by-the-Creek

You don’t have to stray off campus to get this tasty beverage. Try the chocolate peanut butter mocha for a pick-me-up between classes.

Chocolate peanut butter mocha: $4.10


Pumpkin spice latte: $4.75
Caramel mocha: $4.15
Teavana Oprah chai tea latte: $4.25

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Need more caffeine? Try the dirty chai latte, which has an added shot of espresso.

Pumpkin or vanilla chai latte: $4.35
Pumpkin latte: $4.15
Dirty chai latte: $4.60

Naked Lounge

A personal favorite. The delicious pumpkin pie latte is made with pumpkin puree.

Pumpkin pie latte: $4.75

Jamba Juice

For those warm fall days, Jamba Juice now offers a pumpkin smoothie made with real pumpkin.

Pumpkin Smash: $5.25

Christina Saschin can be reached at [email protected] or @Stina127 on Twitter.