Ice cubes coming to Starbucks

Such a long block of ice. Starbucks moving the tape up in it ice coffee. The chain plans to trade in its current ice machines for ice cubes (or pellets, if you prefer), but you may have to wait a bit before seeing it at your local store. Yep, it’s enthusiasts of the same kind who flock to Sonic, Chick-Fil-A or, in some cases, hospitals.

The chain says the rollout will happen over the next few years, with locations with a high volume of cold drink orders receiving softer, more compressed ice than before.

“As we continue to innovate and invest in the Starbucks Experience for our partners (bartenders) and customers, we will introduce new ice machines to several stores throughout the year. now,” a Starbucks representative told NBC’s Today program. “Like many of our recent investments, this machine allows partners to focus on delivering the Starbucks Experience while crafting delicious, high-quality iced beverages that customers enjoy. our goods expect.”

While loyalists sang songs about the crunchy, chewable ice, there was a group of Starbucks customers who worried the new ice might dissolve faster in their drinks, making them water. (Starbucks tell washington articles it tested this and found the ice didn’t melt faster.)

Nugget ice has always been popular, but used to be a rarity. However, that is changing. general electricityeight years ago, introduced it opal nugget ice machine for home use and the device has been a bestseller ever since, despite its hefty price tag, often exceeding $500.

This isn’t the first time Starbucks has played with its ice products. In 2017, the company sell iced coffee – ice cubes made from coffee, instead of water—in select locations across the country.

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