Starbucks coffee ice cubes
NEW YORK (EON)- = Like ice? Like coffee? Well do we have an idea for you!
Monday, Starbucks introduced coffee ice cubes (yes, ice cubes made of coffee) in 100 stores in St. Louis and Baltimore, Starbucks spokesperson Holly Shafer told USA TODAY. The release is part of a limited-time test, running up to 8 weeks, Cosmopolitan reports.
As reported by USA Today, this means iced espresso or brewed coffee drinks with coffee cubes won’t taste watery after sitting in the sun. And, they’ll pack more caffeine.
The extra kick doesn’t come without a fee though. The new cubes put customers back 80 cents per drink, TODAY reports.
But, 80 cents beats a watery coffee, amiright?
As we all know Starbucks drinks already cost a small fortune before adding 80 cent ice cubes, you still might be more inclined to simply make them yourself at home.
Reddit user Owlcitizen44 started a thread Tuesday explaining that when added to a White Mocha Frappuccino, “the coffee ice really made it better,” adding:
“the coffee taste was stronger and it was a lot smoother. I don’t know if it was kind of a placebo effect and I was pre-expecting it to taste that way, but the other partners I tried it with all agreed.”
Starbucks isn’t the only coffee maker to sell special ice cubes. Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme revealed their own coffee ice cubes—dubbed “Cube Beverages”—at some of their South Korea locations last fall, according to Delish.
Geoff Dann holds the Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo and the Doctorat en Théologie from the Université de Strasbourg, France. He teaches philosophy and religion for the Seniors Program at New York University, and has been Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Geoff has taught in departments of religion, philosophy, and health sciences, including the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Along with his teaching, research, and writing responsibilities, from 1999-2007, he also served as the Clinical Ethicist for Grand River Hospital in Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario.