It is hot…real hot. I used to make fun of people up here in the commonwealth for complaining about the heat index. This year the heat ain’t no joke. I’ve spent most all my life either in the vicinity of Nashville or Memphis, and both of those places redefine “hot.” I remember going to college in Jackson, TN and having the distinct sensation that I had to swim to my car every day when I stepped out into the 135% humidity. This year, Louisville is Tennessee-level hot.
(Notice the red blob of heat death centered on Middle and Western Tennessee)
With all of this oppressive heat, how can a coffee connoisseur survive? I see three options:
1) Drink coffee regularly (in an air-conditioned building) and pair it with cold water.
I have mostly been skeptical of cold-brewed coffee. Recently, however, one of my co-workers bought a Yama Cold Brew Tower and brought it into work for a couple of days. Cold brewed coffee is very strong, and it is best to drink it over ice or mixed with cold water.
So, go enjoy coffee in August without a heat stroke. Until later friends…