On Tuesday, I told a friend from Japan that Starbucks was giving out free coffee because it was election day. She asked if non-citizens were eligible, and I said yes.
But then she said, “Starbucks brews its coffee with hot water. I drink only cold-water brewed coffee.”
Huh? I’d never heard of such a thing. She went on to tell me that her mother in Japan even has a special appliance for brewing coffee with cold water.
Is it really better?