Although I love coffee and almost everything coffee related, I have not jumped on the fast moving CHAI TRAIN. Everyone loves CHAI. CHAI this. CHAI that. I just don't dig it. Maybe CHAI is for the coffee faint of heart...people who can't handle the hard stuff. The wine cooler of the coffee world.
Now, don't confuse the CHAI TRAIN with the beloved BIG TRAIN that I only get to enjoy when I am in Grand Forks. It is something that my mom and I love to do. We drive over to the coffee hut in the strip mall parking lot, give our requests, and drive away with our frozen coffee goodness.
Maybe CHAI would be okay if I could try it when I didn't have so many other delicious options. Why would I order a CHAI when I could order a mocha, a latte, or a cafe au lait? Maybe if someone bought it for me? Anyone? Anyone? However, I encourage the CHAI because it is the beverage that most people drink if they are non-coffee people and they will go to the coffee shop with me and no longer spout, "I don't like coffee. I'm not getting anything." Just get the CHAI.
For now, I will let everyone drink the CHAI like it is going out of style and I'll drink the lonely coffee.