Fans of Starbucks In the United States, they were up in arms earlier this month when the company announced it would charge an extra dollar for some frozen drinks made “without water,” but now it looks like the brand’s loyal customers will There’s another bone to chew on.
A Reddit user who claims to work at Starbucks went viral this week after he posted a photo of ice cubes that are much smaller and cylindrical than the standard squares used by the coffee chain. User says his location is one of three where it is already being tested New ice is named nugget ice,
The photo garnered mixed results from Reddit users, with many raising concerns about how quickly the new snow would melt.
New Special Ice (we are 1 of 3 cafe stores testing the new ice). what do you guys think It looks like snow on Sonic.
One user said, “I’m worried they’ll melt too quickly in iced espresso drinks.”
“I love this type of ice, but I wouldn’t want it for coffee, especially espresso,” said another. “It looks like it’s going to melt very quickly.”
Another Starbucks employee on Reddit who says he works in an incubation store — where corporate ideas are initially tested — said the location where he works has had new ice cubes since last summer. Are.
The barista advised her co-workers on how to handle the new ice, “Your light ice needs to be extra light. Think about the smoothest touch of ice and you’ll probably be fine.” “All your stirring espresso will need to be stirred even more vigorously, otherwise there will be no froth to speak of. It’s fine for stirring teas and sodas.”
Although Starbucks didn’t formally announce the new ice, the company confirmed in a statement to TODAY that the rumors were true.
A company representative told the outlet, “As we continue to innovate and invest in the Starbucks experience for our partners (baristas) and customers, we are introducing new machines in select stores this year that make nugget ice.” Are.” “Like many of our recent investments, this machine allows partners to focus on providing the Starbucks experience while delivering the same delicious, high-quality frozen beverages our customers have come to expect from Starbucks.”
Starbucks is coming in stronger for the second quarter of 2023 with total revenue of $908.3 million, up from $674.5 million in the same period in 2022.
Shares of the coffee chain were up an impressive 46.75% year-to-date this Friday afternoon.