I do not know who is responsible for starting the iced coffee craze, but I would like to have a nice, long talk with them.
I am a huge coffee drinker. I prefer my coffee in bold flavors. Granted, I add a little creamer to add some richness, so some of the bold flavor gets a little diluted. As a result, the coffee becomes cool enough to drink without scalding my tongue. I understand why some folks cannot stand scalding hot coffee, but coffee tastes absolutely offensive when it’s ice cold. The myriad of ice cubes causes the original flavoring to diminish, and you don’t get the wonderful aroma. To clarify, I’m not talking about adding a couple of ice cubes to cool the coffee by a couple of degrees. I am referring to turning a hot beverage into a Starbucks Frappucino. Just gross.
Imagine my dismay when I walked into a Denny’s restaurant one morning after a vigorous workout. When my husband and I sat down at the booth, there were pre-printed placemats advertising the restaurant’s current promotions. I read it and was outraged.
Because there was also a small children’s area that included a coloring section, there were crayons nearby. I decided to write them a short letter:
Yes, I am crazy (see sidebar). I also suspect that certain pre-mentrual symptoms also played a role in making my feelings widely known on the subject. I was so mad that I broke my crayon in a fit of rage during the inscription of my public service announcement. Yet, I cannot believe that I am the only person on this planet that thinks coffee is not meant to be iced or even cold.
There are a few bottles of Starbucks Frappucino sitting in my garage. My husband occasionally gets them as free samples, but they are going to sit there for a very long time.
I conducted a little bit of research on this very subject, only to find about a million iced coffee recipes, but not one person has written compassionately on this very subject. Welcome to my blog. If there are others like me, let me know. We may even start our very own cult!