It was 46 degrees Thursday morning, October 17 (10/17 Day around these Atlanta parts), when I woke up and went to my local Starbucks to get coffee. I typically order a cold brew, and this was our first true cold morning of fall.
When I pulled up to the drive-thru window, the barista said she was curious if I’d be changing up my order with the changing of the seasons. But I would never, because cold brew and iced coffee are perfect year-round.
Don’t get me wrong. I can also enjoy coffee when it’s hot, but the benefits of iced coffee are too great to ignore. For starters, I prefer to be cold than hot. You can put on layers to get warm, but there’s only so much cooling down you can do when it’s hot. Not that coffee ever really makes me feel hot, but the preservation quality of iced coffee or cold brew is much greater than that of hot coffee.