Thursday, April 30, 2009

on ice

i feel inspired by the sunshine to do a survey of iced americanos in portland. my budget will limit me to approximately one americano every two weeks, i fear, but here's what i have for you so far:

iced americano, 16 oz, to go. with a healthy splash of soy milk.

arabica: *perfect. $3.50

bard coffee: *perfect. $2.60

(i'm not being scientific enough, because i'm not positive how many shots of espresso are present in each of these beverages. so i may have to go back and re-survey both locations.)

*i think my scale will be terrible to perfect. where perfect = smooth, rich, crema-topped shots of espresso; a high coffee-to-water ratio; plenty of ice; and they let me pour the soy milk in by my own self.


Julie Falatko said...

I have to get out more. I've never heard of Bard coffee.

Liz Woodbury said...

it's almost brand new - i was lured there by 1) the warm weather, 2) an empty parking spot right across the street, and 3) three crisp dollar bills i found in my car!

Liz Woodbury said...

enoch says i should get much more scientific about this whole thing, and include the specific barista who makes the drink for me. of course, he's right...