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    Coffee Cubes

    So Starbucks is now trying to make coffee ice cubes. They charge an additional $.80 per drink. We have been doing it for over 6 years now. It is a pain in the ass. Coffee cubes have to be made by hand. If you try to use a machine only the water freezes leaving behind a foamy coffee mess. We go through over 900 lbs a week in one of our locations. I feel bad for the people who have to "crack" the ice! Anyone else doing this?
    Starbucks tests coffee ice cubes to prevent diluted drinks - TODAY.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by topher View Post
    So Starbucks is now trying to make coffee ice cubes. They charge an additional $.80 per drink. We have been doing it for over 6 years now. It is a pain in the ass. Coffee cubes have to be made by hand. If you try to use a machine only the water freezes leaving behind a foamy coffee mess. We go through over 900 lbs a week in one of our locations. I feel bad for the people who have to "crack" the ice! Anyone else doing this?
    Starbucks tests coffee ice cubes to prevent diluted drinks - TODAY.com
    is this how you also make it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLa7azecSQ8

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    Been doing it for 4 years. Saw the exclusive on the news this morning. Never charged extra for coffee cubes. The news report sounded like they invented this process.
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    We do something similar. But we have a walk in freezer in all of our stores. We have it filled with baking racks filled with ice trays. I am amazed by how much the stores go through!
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    topher - what type of drinks do use the coffee cubes in?

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    Coffee Cubes-img_0656.jpgMakes a great iced coffee.
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    We just chill coffee and server over the coffee cubes...it's called a "cubsta"
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    Do you make the cubes match the coffee?
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    We offer 5 different coffees. We use only medium roast coffee for the cubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topher View Post
    We offer 5 different coffees. We use only medium roast coffee for the cubes.
    would you mind tell us what types of five different coffees you offer? thanks Topher.

 

 

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