Tasty hot drinks from Colorado companies

Keep Cozy This Fall

Coffee … hot cocoa … tea … apple cider: Who doesn’t love holding a warm mug of their favorite piping-hot beverage on a crisp, cool fall day? Warm hands, warm belly — it’s an experience. There’s something for every taste in this list of Colorado companies that are making the best hot drinks. Discover your new favorite or get a jump-start on your holiday shopping, as these all will make for the perfect gift. Either way, “Cheers!”

CharlieJoe Chai

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CharlieJoe Chai is an exhilarating journey for your taste buds, a revitalizing experience for your soul. Immerse yourself in a symphony of fresh spices with every sip. Choose from three user-friendly signature chai concentrates: Original, Spicy, and Vanilla Bee, each revealing direct-trade black tea from Assam India with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and more, creating a comforting and invigorating explosion of taste. CJC’s smooth, velvety texture and delicate sweetness make it the perfect indulgence for intimate autumn moments. A portion of all proceeds from this Indian beverage is dedicated to rescuing children in need in India. 

Find CJC at Colorado’s own Ziggi’s Coffee, Jax Outdoor Gear, and other amazing locations through Gold Seal Distributing. It is also available online at charliejoechai.com.

photo courtesy Animas Chocolate

Animas Chocolate Co. Smelter Hot Chocolate Mix

Made from a “smelting” of chocolate scraps, Animas Chocolate’s Smelter Hot Chocolate Mix is the most decadent drinking chocolate you’ll ever enjoy. Visit the downtown Durango chocolate cafe to try the traditional drinking chocolate, or any of the beloved variations (such as The Miner, a peppermint variation, or El Bandito, a Mexican-style drinking chocolate made with cinnamon and cayenne chile). While you’re there, be sure to pick up a bag of the Smelter Hot Chocolate Mix to take home. Shop online at animaschocolatecompany.com.

Fenceline’s Hot Mulled Cider Kit

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Get cozy and embrace the changing season with Fenceline’s Hot Mulled Cider Kit. This delightful set has everything you need to create a comforting and aromatic experience. Made from hand-picked local apples grown in Montezuma County, the juice is bursting with natural flavors and sweetness. The mulling spice blend adds a perfect balance of warm and fragrant notes to create a delicious and soothing beverage.

Each kit comes with two Fenceline mugs, so you can savor every sip of this autumnal delight in style. Don’t miss out on the chance to create joyful memories and bring warmth to your days all throughout fall. More information can be found online at fenceline.co.