When I was a kid, our mom would take us to the beach and she always had iced coffee in a thermos. We were never allowed to drink coffee, but I used to sneak a sip every now and again. I realized that I could get that nice ice cold flavor in coffee ice cream, so that was where I fell in love with the taste of coffee.
Fast forward 20 years. We got a coffee maker as a wedding gift. We did not drink coffee, so it was unused, stored under the sink. Then, in my late 30's, I inherited a convertible Italian sports car that I drove only in the summertime. One hot day, I ordered an iced coffee and I was hooked. Especially since there were flavored coffees....French vanilla, Hazelnut, and my all time favorite, Chocolate Raspberry Coffee!! That summer ended and fall rolled around and it was too cold to drink iced coffee, so I drank hot coffee instead.
Been drinking coffee ever since.