I have nothing against flavored coffee. I actually like to have a cup of hazelnut coffee every now and then. Nothing really beats good old plain coffee in my eyes, though. Oh, I am sure the purists will scoff at my because I use a lot of cream and a bit of sugar on my coffee but at least it is plain unflavored coffee.
Why am talking about plain and flavored coffee? I read this feature in one of the New York Time blogs about how utterly ridiculous the world of coffee is becoming due to flavored coffee. The blogger shares his sentiments:
Maybe I shouldn’t pick on Green Mountain Coffee — they do fair trade, they work with Paul Newman, and so on — but this flavored coffee business has gotten completely out of hand.
These shots are from a gas station in Hatfield, Mass., and when I see these things — blueberry-, eggnog-, whatever-flavored coffee — I just have to laugh. And the descriptions! Here’s Cinnamon Cream Swirl: “The warm flavor of freshly baked cinnamon buns, dotted with butter, and swirled with sweet, creamy icing.”
I get his point. Flavored coffee is great sometimes but most of the time, if it is the taste of coffee that you really want, then plain is the way to go. Then again, this is just me talking. I am sure that there are many others who would disagree. Each to his own, no?
How about you, what do you think of the proliferation of flavored coffee?
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