Fit for a Rolling Stone

Keith Richards, Tupelo Coffee & Roasting

illustration by Maria Ratinova

I’d heard of an iced coffee drink at Tupelo’s vigorous enough to bring the dead back to life, or at least keep ’em stumbling along for the evening. Sounded like the perfect remedy for me after a long, bone-sapping hike. The Keith Richards ($4.75) boasts two shots of espresso poured over a glass of ice and Shasta Cola. The combination is an unusual flavor to accept at first, kinda like burnt matchsticks in a sugar bath. But I kept sipping, appreciating how the harsh, bitter brew smoothed out into a sweet cola tickle. Soon synopses fired, blood pumped, and I was reanimated, ready to party into the wee hours. 5700 Elvas Avenue,