Starbucks' coffee ice cubes could save summer drink orders

There's nothing better than a cold ice coffee on a steamy July afternoon. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.

Soon Starbucks' customers might not need to tell baristas "go light on the ice."

Monday, the coffeehouse chain introduced coffee ice cubes (yes, ice cubes made of coffee) in 100 stores in St. Louis and Baltimore, spokesperson Holly Shafer told ABC News. 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 will put customers back 80 cents per drink, TODAY reports.

But, 80 cents beats a watery coffee, amiright?

 

#coffeeicecubes #whyaintthestrawcoffee #whyaintthecupcoffee?!?! #basicbrogram

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May 15, 2017 at 10:53am PDT

The test is small, considering there are about 25,000 Starbucks locations worldwide.

Hopefully, this isn't as short-lived as the Unicorn Frappuccino. The fate of summer drink orders hangs in the balance. 

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