Rise and Shine with These Back-to-School Friendly Drinks

Get an ‘A+’ on your Drink Menu with Back-to-School Friendly Coffee Drinks

As the school year gets started across the country, alarm clocks may be going off before kids, or parents, are ready to rise and shine.

Be ready for a morning rush, or for those looking for an afternoon jolt, with one of the most popular beverage menu items – coffee. In fact, according to 2023 Datassential research, 73% of consumers either like or love and is popular across all consumer types.

Here are three ways to propel you to the top of the class by adding some of the top coffee trends to your menu.

Ace the Test by Adding Nitro


Nitro is one of the fastest growing coffee trends in the U.S. Pair the smooth drink with a sweet twist with the Strawberry Nitro Cold Brew.

0.5 fl. oz. DaVinci Gourmet Strawberry Syrup
0.25 fl. oz. DaVinci Gourmet Vanilla Syrup
10 fl. oz. Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

Instructions: Add all ingredients to an ice-filled glass, stir and serve.

Coffee + Cinnamon = A Delicious Equation

You don’t need a calculator to figure out this equation. When you add a smooth creamy texture with a dash of cinnamon, you get the perfect Horchata drink. Anyone would be ready to seize the day after tasting the Dairy Free Hot and Spicy Horchata Frappe.

1/2 cup Big Train Horchata
1 cup hot coffee
3 fl. oz. oat milk
3 dashes cayenne powder

Instructions: Stir water and Big Train mix, top with oat milk and oat whipped cream. Garnish with cayenne powder. Serve in mug.

Graduate to the Next Level by Elevating a Fall Classic

Pumpkin is already an iconic fall flavor, but it’s still growing in popularity. With the Oregon Chai Ice Pumpkin Latte, you can add a bit of spice and help the pumpkin flavor graduate to the next level.

1 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Pumpkin Pie Sauce
3.5 oz. Oregon Chai Original
3.5 fl. oz. milk
1 cup ice

Instructions: Add milk to glass first, then chai and sauce, stir, top with ice.

Are you looking for more trends to keep your beverage menu fresh?

Fall and winter are filled with all sorts of fun holidays, sports seasons and reasons to get together with friends and families. Visit Kerry's Holiday Cheers page to find seasonal inspiration for your drink menu!