Starbucks Is Testing Coffee Ice Cubes That'll Make Our Iced Lattes Even Stronger


I think we can all agree that watered-down coffee doesn't taste good, right?

In fact, it's a total disappointment when you're sipping on an iced coffee on a hot summer day to find that all of your ice cubes melted, adding an unneeded splash of water to your latte.

It takes away the robust taste of an iced cup of joe and ruins our morning pick-me-up if we don't drink it quick enough. I'm getting upset just thinking about it.

Luckily, we might not have to suffer the watery cubes much longer, because Starbucks is currently testing coffee ice cubes for their cold drinks.

In case you're unaware, a "coffee ice cube" is exactly what it sounds like: an ice cube made entirely out of coffee.

It's been reported 100 Starbucks chains in Baltimore and St. Louis are testing the caffeinated cubes, and we're crossing our fingers they land a permanent spot on the icy menu so we don't have to experience watered-down coffee anymore.

Thankfully, a Reddit user named owlcitizen44 gave us the inside scoop on coffee cubes in a post on the Starbucks thread, and it sounds like they're about to take our frozen drinks to the next level.

The user wrote,

So today was the coffee ice launch and it got us thinking. So around 8:00, when it was slow, I decided to make a White Mocha Frappuccino, substituting the ice for coffee ice. Now, I'm not a huge frappuccino fan, but the coffee ice really made it better. 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. If you haven't done this already, I highly recommend it!

Finally, our iced coffee prayers are being answered. HALLE-FREAKIN'-LUJAH.

If Starbucks decides to add coffee cubes to the permanent menu, we can kiss the dampened days of watery coffee goodbye.

In the meantime, you can visit select Starbucks stores in Baltimore and St. Louis for the frozen treat. A spokesperson talked to Cosmopolitan and said,

Customers can add ice that's been made using Starbucks coffee to any iced espresso or brewed beverage for 80 cents.

That'll be the best 80 cents you'll ever spend, if I do say so myself.