Starbucks Iced coffee-> You're paying more for less coffe

Sbuxfun

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To make iced coffee, you put in a full batch of coffee but use 1/2 the water. so now the coffee is at double strength, right?

then you fill a pitcher up with ice and put in this double strength coffee. ice melts, so it's back to regular strength.

now when a customer orders an iced tall/grande coffee, you fill the cup with about 2/3 coffee, 1/3 ice. so you get less product as compared to the hot version. plus iced coffee is more expensive than regular coffee.

so you're paying more for less coffee?

What am i missing, if anything?
 
Not sure what you were expecting. This business is not rational.

If you go to a Starbucks and get a 16 oz bottle of water, the price is $1.70. If you buy a 16 oz cup of coffee, the price is $1.60. By that logic, adding Starbuck coffee to the water destroyed 10 cents of value.
 
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wow.. never realized that about the bottled water.

yet we give out water from out filtered tap for free.

one more irrational thing:
iced coffee con leche is 1/2 iced coffee, 1/4 milk, 1/4 ice.

you pay even more than regular iced coffee.

yet milk is free from the condiment bar.

a better way is to order iced coffee, drink 1/4 of it, then add milk from the condiment bar.
 
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