To survive the insanity of Black Friday, coffee is a must. Local coffee shop Quill’s Coffee has the perfect drink with an extra kick to keep you awake. “The Alchemist” is a latte that combines agave nectar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Created by one of Quill’s vegan baristas, this beverage caters to those with special dietary needs. Substituting soy milk will only add to the variety of flavor. Joanna Miller, a Quill’s barista, says this drink has become an employee favorite. “Even on a warm fall day, it’s delicious over ice,” she says.

Quill’s Coffee recently took first place at America’s Best Coffeehouse Competition in Chicago.

Quills Coffee, 930 Baxter Avenue, Louisville

Nothing remedies a chilly November night like a steaming cup of cider. Coffee Crossing’s Caramel Apple Cider is like a cup of apple pie with all the fixings. This simple mixture of apple juice, cinnamon, and caramel brings feelings of fall.

Coffee Crossing, 4212 Charlestown Rd #5, New Albany. $3.25 (small)