So I’m standing in a line at a coffee shop, waiting to order a regular 16 ounce mocha to satisfy both my growing sweet tooth and debilitating caffeine addiction, when some flashy chalkboard catches my eye advertising a weekly barista special with all the bells and whistles. So I think to myself, “Yeah I’ll try something new, what can go wrong?” Lots. Lots can go wrong.
Let me tell you something; overly sweet coffee drinks are no longer coffee. Your matcha white chocolate mocha with extra whip and cinnamon on top has lost any sort of coffee status, and is a literal heart attack in a cup. There is something sacred about coffee, and its magical ability to lift my spirits in the darkest of hours. It is perfect the way it is, and does not need 10 gallons of sugar added to every cup.
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