Drink of the Week: Pumpkin Spice Latte
Julia Ingram: Basic White Girl
Since the “expresso” machine is down in the library, I was forced to walk to my absolute favorite coffee shop to fulfill my caffeine addiction. Walking through the front door I am immediately hit with the overwhelming wonderful smell of fresh espresso beans and coffee brewing. The main reason I love Giddy Goat so much is not only because the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable, but because their coffee is so fresh. Giddy Goat only picks the best beans to provide their customers with the best cup of coffee to get them through the day. Giddy Goat mostly gets their coffee beans from St. Louis with the Chauvin Coffee company who have been roasting beans since 1930. The folks up at Giddy Goat also offer more coffee from a more local roaster, this season being from Paradise Coffee.
Although, I do like my coffee strong and black, I mostly go to Giddy Goat for their darn great lattes and specialty drinks. These bad boys are handcrafted from the best barasitias in town. Giddy Goat offers two forms of espresso, a lighter roast called the Vulcan Blend and the stronger (my preferred blend) the Rock-a-Billy. Every month Giddy Goat comes out with with different specials, and the top of this month’s list is the House Pumpkin Latte. I know what you’re thinking. This girl seriously wrote an article about a Pumpkin Spice Latte, seriously? I am not only speaking about how bomb this latte is, but how all their lattes and drinks at Giddy Goat are beautifully handcrafted and you should give all their drinks a shot. This latte, like almost all their lattes are made from a syrup the house created. In their House Pumpkin Latte, the folks at Giddy Goat make their own pumpkin syrup with real pumpkin. Many of their drinks are made from their own fresh ingredients, right down to the milk they use.
Giddy Goat makes their lattes using steamed milk from a local family farmer outside of Springfield Missouri in Mountain Grove Missouri. A little unknown fact about Ozark Mountain Creamery is that based on customer feedback, many people with lactose intolerance can drink their milk. Since this farm uses vat pasteurization to pasteurize their milk, the enzymes that aid digestion are left intact resulting in the lactose being broken down by the enzymes inside of our bodies doing the work. There has been no scientific studies done to confirm this, but I have a small case of lactose intolerance myself and drinking milk from Ozark Mountain Creamery does not upset my stomach.
I seem to meet a lot of new people when ordering a drink at Giddy Goat, either a new barasitia, a new customer, or a regular that I bump into for the first time. I love hearing from folks telling me they have traveled the world but here in Rolla Giddy Goat has the absolute best coffee. Missouri S&T students should feel really lucky that we have something so great just a 3 minute walk away from campus.