by r.s.

I was planning to post an angry “memo to starbucks” in this space, whereupon I would advise the corporation that an Americano is espresso mixed with hot water, and that formerly hot water placed on the bar while the barista makes six “triple venti® skinny mocha peppermint” abominations no longer qualifies as hot water.

However, at its resulting reduced temperature I was able to enjoy the aforementioned coffee beverage without even a hint of scalded lips or tongue.

So I admit I was wrong. You win this round, *$s. merry yaksmas.