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Starbucks is yet again trying to get your attention and your money with their latest new drink option.
Baristas on Reddit have started discussing making drinks with coffee ice, which are essentially frozen cubes of coffee that cool your beverage just like ice cubes. But while ice cubes dilute your coffee when they melt, coffee ice just melts into more coffee.
According to Cosmopolitan, Starbucks would charge customers 80 extra cents to add coffee ice to any iced espresso or brewed beverage.
To think that Starbucks wants to charge you almost a whole extra dollar for something that people having been DIYing for years now. One quick search for “coffee ice” on Pinterest shows that this idea is not new or even novel anymore.
But if we know anything about Starbucks drinkers, it’s that they are addicted to their daily venti iced coffees. For those individuals, coffee ice will be the gift that keeps on giving.
Plus baristas have also been getting creative (what else is new) with coffee ice by blending them into frappuccinos. One used it to make a white mocha frappuccino, reporting that “the coffee ice really made it better. The coffee taste was stronger and it was a lot smoother.”
There’s no definitive timeline for when coffee ice will officially come to stores. Right now, it’s being tested out in 100 locations in Baltimore and St. Louis. But even if it does get added to the menu, just remember you can always make your own.