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All Coffee Should Be Hot

All Coffee Should Be Hot

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  • I’m a proud non-coffee drinker but there is something about seeing someone sip a scorching hot coffee that makes me feel like I’m missing out.

  • There are solutions to the author’s problems: ice cubes made of iced coffee (not particularly common but should be more so) and simple syrup for a sweetener (mixes with cold liquids just fine). When it is 95 degrees out and I want a coffee, there is no way I’m getting something hot.

  • No, thanks. Not going to let food police in on this.

  • My favorite coffee? Thick, black and room temperature.

  • There are times when I want an iced coffee, and nothing else will do. I don't want cream, I don't want sugar, I just want the muted, slightly tannic and barky flavor of coffee over ice.

  • Strong, and hot with lots of cream and lots of sugar.

  • To dismiss iced coffee or cold brew as unsuitable for the author's reasons is absurd. Katie, you've been ordering poorly. Iced coffee is sweetened with bar syrup or liquid cane sugar precisely to avoid any unsuccessful mixing with packet sugar. And if you use non-dairy powdered creamer on any kind of

    To dismiss iced coffee or cold brew as unsuitable for the author's reasons is absurd. Katie, you've been ordering poorly. Iced coffee is sweetened with bar syrup or liquid cane sugar precisely to avoid any unsuccessful mixing with packet sugar. And if you use non-dairy powdered creamer on any kind of regular basis, you should stop now because that shit is foul and full of empty calories. Mocha sauce can be shaken with the coffee if chocolate is what you're after. A variety of liquid dairy and dairy substitutes is available for every preference and dietary restriction. And yes, the "problematic straw" — issues with single use plastic is another essay entirely — will likely ruin your lipstick application. Just like after any other meal or beverage, you will need to summon the fortitude to reapply. Yes again, your iced beverage is going to sweat. As your barista, I can't alter the physical laws governing thermodynamics. Order easy ice, pay some love to the tip jar, visit the napkin dispenser, and put your big girl panties on. And stop staring at your barista while he's making your drink.