Coffee shops drowning Wichita in affogato, an ice cream/coffee hybrid

Jul 05, 2016 351

Wichita coffee shops are not going to just sit back and let all the summer business flow to ice cream stores, snow cone stands and yogurt shops. Many of them are now offering an elegant and decadent Italian treat called affogato, which translates to "drowned." The dessert for grownups is simply made by topping a scoop of ice cream with a shot of hot espresso, the results of which contrast the cold sweetness of the ice cream with the steamy bitterness of the coffee.

"Even if you don't like espresso, which is an acquired taste, the ice cream adds a whole new level of texture and sweetness," said Andrew Gough, whose Reverie Coffee Roasters at 2611 E. Douglas added affogato to the menu about three weeks ago.

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