Last week, corporate coffee house giant Starbucks stuck its new non-coffee coffee drink, the "Refresher," on menu boards across the nation. The drink is meant to be a refreshing alternative to coffee for the warm summer months -- but we have to ask, isn't that what iced tea is for?
The Refresher comes in two flavors -- Cool Lime and Very Berry Hibiscus, The drinks are made with real fruit, fruit juice, B vitamins, ginseng and -- drum roll please -- "the extract of green, unroasted coffee beans for a little of caffeine, without the coffee taste."
After talking with the girl at the register, I decided to try the berry hibiscus. Not because I have anything against lime (register girl actually liked the lime better), but because the berry had such a vibrant color and truth be told, I"m a bit superficial and wanted the pretty one, damn it.