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We Need To Talk About How People Are Putting Mint Leaves In Their Coffee

Move over, pumpkin spice.

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Coffee lovers from coast to coast, nation-wide, and all around the globe: There is an URGENT matter that requires all of our attention.

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On a recent trip out to San Francisco, I fell in love with a coffeehouse chain named Philz. It was there I discovered something I've never seen before and didn't realize was such a popular item for coffee lovers...

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...Californians put MINT in their coffee!

When they put mint in your coffee you know you're in California

I'm sure a lot of coffee drinkers outside of California also use mint leaves, but this seems like an especially commonplace, popular menu item on the West Coast.

And I don't mean mint-flavored coffee, syrup, or creamer. (It's no secret people love their peppermint mochas.)

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I'm talking about real, green mint leaves gloriously floating on top of freshly poured coffee.

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Hot coffee. Iced coffee. It doesn't make a difference, you can put fresh mint in it!

So much mint, so delicious. @KrystieLYandoli 🍃 #PhilzDeHaro #MintManiac

I accidentally ended up with a mint leaf in my coffee one morning when I ordered a large cup of "Soooo Good."

This blend apparently comes with mint unless you say otherwise, but what did I know? I was new to this!
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This blend apparently comes with mint unless you say otherwise, but what did I know? I was new to this!

After doing careful and thorough research, I learned that mint in coffee is INDEED A Thing. It's just A Thing that some of us on the East Coast don't know about.

One of the more popular mint coffees at Philz is the Mint Mojito Iced Coffee.

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Of course Philz isn't the only place where you can order mint leaves in your coffee. There's also Roast Coach...

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...Bliss Coffee, and boutique cafes among so many others.

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Not to mention, there are also recipes that tell you how to make on your own without the help of a barista.

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  1. So, what do you think: Are you going to start putting fresh mint in your coffee?

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    I'm ahead of the game and already put mint leaves in my coffee.
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So, what do you think: Are you going to start putting fresh mint in your coffee?
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    Absolutely not, that sounds disgusting.
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    Maybe I'll try it and see if I like it.
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    YES that looks amazing!
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    I'm ahead of the game and already put mint leaves in my coffee.

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