Iced coffee wherefore art thou impossible to find?

Why oh why is it so hard to get a decent iced coffee?

Establishments seem unable to determine even exactly what an iced coffee is. Even in Italy I was served everything from an espresso flavoured sundae, to a proper glass of cold coffee served with ice and sugar. In my native South Africa you usually get a coffee milkshake or that abomination called a freezochino. Iced coffee with milk is just plain wrong. If I wanted a milkshake I would have asked for one!

This is just plain wrong!
This is just plain wrong!

In Rome I was served a delicious and perfect iced coffee. It was a glass of chilled coffee (made properly with cold water, not merely a hot coffee placed in the fridge), ice cubes and a bit of sugar to taste. Bliss.

Iced coffee done right.
Iced coffee done right.

This is how iced coffee is meant to be enjoyed.

I have decided that my only hope of getting a decent iced coffee is to make it myself. Perhaps a plan for this weekend? The weather certainly warrants it!

I will let you know how it goes.

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Coffee, south africa, travel


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  1. I think you’ll enjoy it more for having made it yourself. 🙂 I always feel that way about Irish Coffee, which I now have a terrible urge for…

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  2. What on earth is a freezochino?? Sounds…. intriguing. I’m on my way to Africa in a few months so I better know what I’m in for 😛

    I know what you mean though… I’ve lived in Italy for four years, and I’m ashamed to say I miss the calorie-laden creamy iced coffees from Australia the most!

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