Bozemama Falls Into The Daily

September 03, 2014

Posted By: Bozemama

Ahhh . . . the kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter and the morning air is as crisp as the Pink Lady apples stacked up at Town & Country. You know what that means, right? It means pumpkin spice latte season at The Daily, YO!! Sorry, didn’t mean to shout, but it’s hard not to get overexcited about fall in Bozeman when you’re a hardcore Dalien. Just as my trusty, ice cold Americano got me through the summer, so will the warm, handmade autumnal-flavored lattes of maple, pumpkin spice, thick salted caramel and caramel usher me into fall. Mmmmm . . .

Have you ever noticed how many people count fall as their favorite season? It’s kind of funny. Some might say it’s the prospect of skiing or the holidays on the horizon or all big, fat magazines enticing us with new styles of sweaters and boots. Me? Well, call me crazy, but I say it’s waking up with a cold nose and warm toes, pulling on a cozy cardigan, dropping the kids at school and spoiling myself with a latte and a butterscotch scone from The Daily. This may sound pathetic (it’s OK, you can judge), but this is often the very best part of my day. Sometimes I take my victuals to go and sometimes I’m lucky enough to enjoy them amid the cozy, bustling ambience of my favorite café with a friend. It’s all just so good.

But before we go any further, I’m going to hit pause and share with you all a very special secret, OK? OK, here we go. Are there other places in town that make pumpkin spice and maple and caramel lattes? Yes, yes there are. Do they compare to those made at the Daily? Not even close. Why not? Because . . . (shhhhhhh, don’t tell anyone) . . . The Daily has a collective of charmed elves who ride down from the Bridgers on unicorns in the wee hours to magically concoct the thick creamy syrups made from pure, all-natural deliciousness that will later be used in the ambrosia that warms our hearts and replenishes our souls. Some might call them bakers, but you and I know the truth.

Pumpkin cookie . . . mmmmmm. . . . 

Now, back to our originally scheduled discussion. What happens if you just can’t get to The Daily before school and work and all the other demands of the day? Should you panic and simmer in resentment? No! You should come in with the kids after school and before the remaining demands of the day (soccer, cello, swimming, robotics club, whatever) for a warm, rejuvenating treat. My kids love this the most. We find a table and discuss the school day while savoring our personal Daily favorites, like the pumpkin cookies and bee sting buns (and we’re super stoked for the elves to start making the maple pecan pies and pumpkin rolls). This whole tea-time ritual brings us closer together and also mean we are very civilized and awesome.

So, let’s review: The very best way to start any fall day is by getting cozy with a lovely, nose-warming coffee from the Daily. And if you’re a regular cup a’ brew kind of person, that’s OK too. Just do me a favor and try the pumpkin spice at least once. You’ll be glad you did. And so will the elves. Shhhh . . .

See you at The Daily,



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