I love coffee. All kinds. And I usually like mine with a lot of cream and sugar. So I guess I’m not a “true” diehard coffee drinker. However, I generally can find myself in a Starbucks or Tim Hortons or Caribou Coffee at any given time and plunking down a $1.60 for a large cup of java that I can ruin with sugary goodness.
I also like a variety of concoctions. I like the cappacino’s and the frappacino’s and the iced coffees. But I have a question in regards to the iced drinks, because I want to make sure I get this right…
If I buy a regular hot coffee for $1.60, shouldn’t the iced coffee also be $1.60? I mean, how come, if I want a coffee with ICE in it, I have to pay $1.95 or in some cases even more? What is up with that? It’s like that at McDonald’s, at Starbucks and at Dunkin Doughnuts. Want some frozen ice with that coffee? That will be 35 to 65 cents more.
Isn’t ice basically just frozen water? And usually if you are getting ice in your coffee the company is getting away with giving you LESS coffee than if you were to get it hot anyways. So why am I paying more for LESS coffee? I don’t get it? Can someone explain? How about if I order a hot coffee and then asked for a cup of ice? Is that free? Or do I have to pay for the ice then?
This is a topic that could also spill over into bagged ice. Why does a bag of frozen water cost me $3 or more at the grocery store? And bottled water. $1.50 for BOTTLED WATER? What the hell is going on??? It’s WATER people! I can get it free out of the tap!
Okay…I’m done. And I’m NOT paying 50 cents more for ice. It just doesn’t make sense. I’ll just leave my coffee in the car for a couple of hours. That will cool it off. Or I’ll just stick it in the fridge for a few minutes. Or even better! I can stick it in the freezer and then VOILA! A frozen coffee popsicle! Tasty!
Wonder what I could charge for THAT??? LOL