I like my sugar with coffee and cream

Hi, my name is Jessica, and I am a caffeine addict. If the morning passes without a tryst with the demon lover caffeine, I pay for it with headaches and general crankiness. But truly, I embrace the very thing which makes me suffer.

(Except in the form of soft drinks. Never liked ’em. Still don’t go much for carbonated beverages save beer, champagne and the occasional sparkling water.)

So my question for you good readers is:
1) What is your favorite iced coffee beverage in the Atlanta area?
2) Where is it served?
3) Is it better than a Ken Dog at the San Francisco at North Highland and Amsterdam? Because that’s a tall order, right there.

7 Comments so far

  1. Andisheh Nouraee (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 5:20 pm

    Iced coffee at Joe’s in East Atlanta (intersection of Glenwood and Flat Shoals) is my favorite. They have it pre-mixed and sweetened, I suppose to dissolve the sugar more easily.

    Me likey a lot.

    I can’t compare it to the Ken Dog. I can compare it, however, to the Ken Doll and tell you, without question, that I like it much better than the Ken Doll. Ken’s got a nice complexion, but his clothes are ugly, he has hair stiffer than a Senator’s, and let’s not even get into his anatomy problems.

  2. Jen (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 5:36 pm

    Caramel Cooler. Caribou, preferably the one at Monroe / Piedmont. I have no idea, as I’ve never been to the San Francisco. Shocking, I know.

  3. Jessica (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 5:38 pm

    The advantage of the Ken Dog is that it’s a mix of two different iced-coffee blends, one (possibly both) of which have little or no sugar added. Contrary to the post title, I take my coffee unsweetened, so I like the Ken Dog much more than I would a really sugary iced-coffee drink.

  4. Lori (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 5:45 pm

    I’m a corporate coffee whore coming out of the closet:

    Double tall iced soy latte from the evil empire at 5th and Spring.

  5. Robert (unregistered) on July 6th, 2005 @ 1:06 am

    To my mind, nothing beats a Cabbageccino, which is an iced cappiccino made by adding brown sugar directly to the esspresso grounds and shooting the water through. You can get this at the Carol Street Bakery in Cabbagetown.

  6. Will (unregistered) on July 6th, 2005 @ 9:44 am

    Let me be a coffee snob for a minute: the phrase “iced cappuccino” drives me nuts. Is there foam on one of these things? If not, it’s no cappuccino. I do, however, accept arguments such as, “We call it a cappuccino because cappuccino is more fun to say than latte.”

    Now, as for brown sugar in with the espresso: magnificent. I’ll check out Carol Street Bakery for sure.

    Lately, though it’s only vaguely summery, I’ve been drinking double cubanos from Octane or West Egg, both on Howell Mill Road. A cubano is simply a shot of espresso with raw sugar (the big brown crystals, but not brown sugar) in with the grounds when the shot is pulled. It hits a spot very near that hit by turkish coffee which I… love.

  7. Kim (unregistered) on July 6th, 2005 @ 11:19 am

    ooh, ooh, a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. I can’t deal without coffee every morning either.

    Gotta go with the evil Starbucks here though, their Mint Mocha Chip frappuccino really is to die for.

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