Image courtesy Brooklyn Water Bagel
The word circulating around business and barista circles is Starbucks finally figured out what we all knew about ice cubes: They dilute coffee.
The chain is now testing frozen coffee cubes
that won't water down your cold brew at some stores in Baltimore and Philadelphia, but here's the kicker: There's an 80-cent upcharge.
You know where that's not a thing and where iced coffee with frozen coffee ice cubes is just de rigueur
? Brooklyn Water Bagel
in Lake Mary and on Goldenrod Road. (You can also get one of the best bagel-and-schmears in town while you're at it.)
The iced coffee "Cubsta" at BWB comes filled with artisan-roasted cold coffee and topped with iced coffee cubes. Also, there's a creamer-and-sweetener bar for ultimate customization. To boot, an old-school chocolate syrup called Fox's U-Bet is the malty mocha your cold brew has been missing.
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