|"Come fellow believers, let us ascend to the utmost peak of autumnal bliss!"|
-Someone wearing plaid somewhere
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|"Aww, pretty pumpkins! Become pie or get lost." -America|
Photo by Kim Abbot is licensed under CC BY 2.0
|"Oh, you want mint syrup in your coffee? Sorry, I think I need to go flip the vinyl |
and then make a pour over using a stream of my own tears."
Photo by Matt Biddulph is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
But let's be honest, some coffees aren't worthy of a coffee nerd's tender love and adoration. Specialty coffees make up 37% of the coffee market; that means 63% might not be the kind of cup of coffee you'll want to savor on crisp autumn day while sporting your favorite flannel. And even that is a new trend: for the vast majority of history, coffee wasn't particularly tasty, and needed sugar and milk to make it palatable. And this is where the Pumpkin Spice Latte (and any other flavored coffee or vague coffee drink) has risen to it's glory: not everyone has access to good coffee. And sometimes you just want some drinkable coffee, so much that you'll make a deal with the devil to get it.
|"So you want to be able to drink your coffee without cringing? |
Oh, I can make that happen... can I ever make that happen."
|May I present the 'JUST GIVE IN' option?|
Photo from The Stir
But it's your coffee in the end, and the choice is yours. So if it's your thing, go ahead, get the Banana Foster Float coffee, or the Christmas Cookie coffee or the Big Ol' Chunk O' Cake coffee or whatever suits your fancy. Just not the Spicy Taco Flavored coffee. Really, that's just too far. Nobody wants coffee that makes your house smell like you "cooked up some taco seasoning with ground beef in a pan."
|That is not a coffee flavor. Not in the slightest.|