Saturday, May 10, 2008
No bloody ice!
I don't remember well enough from my summer in Europe whether or not ice was a rarity. But I am here to tell you that it is in London. No place has ice. You don't get it in water at restaurants, you don't get it at the store, and you sure as hell don't get it in coffee. It took me a day of searching to find the one coffee chain (besides Starbucks) who will make me an iced latte. Costa Coffee it is. For £2.55, each morning a nice man pulls a double espresso and pours it in a plastic cup that he has filled with ice and skim milk. And it is heaven. These Brits don't know what they're missing with their teas and warm coffee. Thank god they chill beer!