Pumpkin Spice Everything

Holidays were great (I danced away for a few days to soak in some dessert sun)! Back and working my buns off :) We’re creating some new yummy bits at the shop the last couple weeks. The weather changes and every one starts dreaming of Pumpkin Spice. I have to admit to taking pleasure with the Pumpkin Spice flavour this year. (let me nerd out for a second about some new products) 


I’m really please with our Home Made Wholesome Pumpkin Spice Syrup. Real (local) pumpkin Puree and our own spice combination put into a simple sugar and creating a syrup that can go into a latte, hot chocolate even! We double challenged ourselves and created a Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice too! (all the Keto and diabetic friends jump for glee) We’ve got great reports on those.. (I’ve even enjoyed the SF Pumpkin Spice Latte over ice.. my oh my).. totally worth coming in and having one and paring it with a new Pumpkin Spice treats like the “Pumpkin Spice Chocolate chip cookie (vegan and dairy free and gluten free) :) a breakfast cookie but with chocolate - ummm yes!! (Bre’s a fan, she’s had one for breakfast.. and she rides a 14 speed bike - also, she’s awesome.) Also, The “Pumpkin Spice Cake” is off the hook yummy! (i really like this one - Carrie has been working on the development of this one with me - she’s also awesome) The Cake a play on a fall spice cake with shredded coconut inside and some local (homemade) pumpkin puree. So tasty, moist, vegan, dairy free and gluten free.. and you wouldn’t know it (promise). Dreaming of making these into big cakes for Thanksgiving weekend.. (let me know if that could interest you). Also, a gluten free Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie (that looks like a acorn - so cut and yummy. Kids seem to like these ones). Sigh. Your pumpkin dreams could come true at our house! We’re also working on a Chocolate Zucchini loaf.. keep you posted on that wonder :) 


Ok, enough foodie things 


Growing into more things (yes that’s always a theme with us). Excited to tell you that we’re gonna be open Sundays this fall!! More and more people have been asking us.. and we feel like we could open our mind for that idea. Also, when we move (in the winter, our new lease wants us to be open Sunday’s). We’re starting with the hours of 9am - 3pm on Sundays. We’d love to see you and say hi! We’re looking at doing some extra special things on Sundays.. so def worth making some plans to come say hi! We’d love your help to tell our community - if you want to help us spread the word?! SEPT 22 is the first Sunday we’ll be open this fall. 


On a personal note, I saw this sign the other day.. and it struck a chord in me. I FEEL, I NEED. I FORGIVE. I CELEBRATE. I RELEASE. I TRUST. I don’t know about you, but there’s a bundle of things in there that I can respond too. In everyday can be a combination of these emotions and decisions. Guess I wanted to encourage you to allow yourself to feel, need, forgive, celebrate, release and trust. It’s a season change, in a couple weeks, though the rain this week makes it feel closer.. allow yourself to process. Give yourself permission to process. I have been practicing some of these words very specifically this past weekend. Being kind to myself allowing emotions to come through me and make appropriate decisions with them. 


Anyways, cheering for you. love to see you. Come treat yourself to some of our tastes of fall - you deserve it! 


Much love and care, 

Esther Hoogendoorn


Operations Lead, Decades Coffee 


Decades Coffee Club