I consider myself to be a true coffee aficionado. I love coffee for the flavor of the coffee itself. A good, strong brew made from high quality, aromatic and flavorful beans doesn't need a thing added to it. It should strike a pleasing balance between light bitterness and acidity and even a subtle, nutty sweetness, all on its own. I don't understand people who haven't at least tried to appreciate the subtle flavors of a high quality cup of coffee without adding any cream or sugar or flavorings. I don't think you can call yourself a coffee fan if you haven't. You're more like a coffee-flavored milkshake or ice cream fan. But I suppose that has its uses too. One of the only times I'm tempted to get an iced coffee is when it's really hot outside. One time, my favorite coffee shop had a problem with it's air conditioner. Most people who weren't simply grabbing their coffee and leaving were opting to sit outside. I wanted to be able to go to the coffee shop to enjoy the air conditioner and a cup of coffee while I worked on my laptop. However, I did not want to sit outside in the sun with a hot coffee. At the same time, I was craving something sweet. This is the kind of moment when I'm tempted to have an iced coffee. In that moment, I have to admit: I gave in. The coffee shop felt so hot without A/C. I figured if I was going to have a glorified coffee milkshake, I might as well enjoy it, so I added all sorts of flavors. Much as I love the taste of coffee itself, it was certainly delicious!