Yesterday with the rain pouring down, I felt like a nice hot cup of joe. But first, I had to check IsItIcedCoffeeWeather.com to make sure my coffee was supposed to be hot. It was!
For those not in the know, IsItIcedCoffeeWeather.com is a Web site where the you enter a zip code and it tells you whether the weather is right for iced coffee.
There is no explanation just a big "No. Try it hot," like the one I got yesterday if the weather isn't right for iced coffee. If you live in place where it's hot like Tempe (85291) you might get a coveted one word answer of "yes."
The thing is, nobody can figure out how the Web site works and how it calculates what places are ready for iced coffee. As Slashfood points out, there is no "about" button or e-mail address to contact. It's as if the decelerations were coming from on high.
Of course there are several of these style sites on the internet -- Is it Christmas (no), Abe Vigoda's Status (alive!) -- that declare things with a curt yes/no but they're usually not complicated like having to know your zip code.
The current theory on this iced coffee site seems to be that any place over 70 degrees is "yes" and the rest are "no" but even though today's high is supposedly 72 degrees I'm still getting a "no" reading.
Of course you can drink iced coffee whenever you want but coming from a person who felt like iced coffee today, this site can oddly turn you off of it.
Once it does became iced-coffee weather, though, make sure you know the proper ways to brew it. Hint: Don't just stick in in the fridge.