I am working really hard to re-train myself in the art of coffee.
I am such a “seasonal mocha” kinda girl, at heart. I love the sugary, milky concoctions like s’mores frappacinos and creme brûlée lattes. However. They are so bad for you. I know this isn’t, like, “breaking news”, but they are. I try so hard to make better decisions in my eating, and that has to include drinks too, right?
My husband is a black Americano drinker, and I love the simplicity of his order. I decided to try just a plain iced coffee a few months back.
Ok, not bad. It’s actually kinda sweet? I can do this!
Oh, what’s that? They add classic syrup? Awesome. So, I decided to ask them for no sweetener, with a splash of cream.
Did you guys know that NO ONE understands what “a splash” means? Every single time I ordered, my iced coffee came out white. And with no sweetener, it tastes like flat, bitter coffee.
So, I switched my order this weekend – espresso, three shots over lots of ice in a venti cup (which will naturally water it down), with a couple pumps of white mocha for some flavor/sweetness.
It’s a winner. My next goal is to phase out the white mocha altogether.