Going to cafes became a “thing” right after I got out of college. It was a bit of a novelty back then and just like anything else I typically avoid anything trendy for a solid 10 years. Case in point: I didn’t carry a cell phone for many years and just got a smart phone a couple of years ago. I’m just rebellious that way. I let others be the guinea pigs and watch how different services and products affect their lives before I make a decision.
The same is true with coffee houses. I avoided them like the plague until a couple of years ago. It was just too… hipster… for me ::shudder:: but now it’s just a way of life. Or maybe not. Who knows? I’m a bit clueless about these things.
That is until I decided to not drink them any more. I couldn’t be wasting all that money on coffee. After all my children need to eat, don’t they? When I tried a Starbucks frappuccino again after a 10 year hiatus I spit it out. It was too god-damned sweet.
“Oh my god! Diabetes! Sugar is the new cocaine! Sugar is evil!”
These were my thoughts as I spewed the expensive coffee everywhere. “Sugar is evil” is kind of in right now so perhaps I’m not as out of touch as I think. The point is that I’m old enough to start caring what I put into my body.
I realized then that I despise Starbucks. I couldn’t tell you why exactly but I blame it on their overly sweet, overly priced coffee. I don’t care that they’re no longer trendy; I still hate the company. I’m just going to be stubborn about that.
I realized that just because I thought Starbucks was evil doesn’t necessarily mean that all coffee houses are evil. So I decided to give a couple of local ones a try and I love them!
They’ll give me not-so-expensive iced coffee with a pump or two of hazelnut flavoring (keeping the sugar low so I can actually enjoy my coffee) and I get to use the WiFi to read my favorite WordPress blogs at the same time.
WiFi! I love WiFi. I just discovered it. I know, I’m behind the times, but I like it. I’m like a kid in a candy shop. Er, coffee shop.
So, how do you take YOUR coffee? I like my coffee iced with hazelnut unless I’m in the mood for something hot. Then I’ll usually go for tea.