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!
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.
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.