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jeaniem 07-15-2014 05:13 PM

FYI Iced coffee lovers
 
Just purchased Starbucks unsweetened ice coffee from the grocery store, 48 oz. bottle for $5 and it tastes great:love: I know lots of folks make their own iced coffee but I have never been satisfied with my attempts in making a good brew.

niciK 07-15-2014 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16974878)
Just purchased Starbucks unsweetened ice coffee from the grocery store, 48 oz. bottle for $5 and it tastes great:love: I know lots of folks make their own iced coffee but I have never been satisfied with my attempts in making a good brew.


I have DD iced coffee with cream daily. I hate it at home. I can never do it right. Do they make a decaf version?

MsWoods 07-16-2014 10:32 AM

Omg!!!!! Thank you. I have been waiting for someone to put something out for us. And let me tell ya, I first finally had Starbucks last week at Baylor hospital, it's all they serve, even in the waiting rooms lol, but it's so freaking good. I do see what all the hype is about.

Patience 07-16-2014 10:35 AM

Is it 100 percent coffee, without sweeteners or cream?

DelaneyLC 07-16-2014 10:57 AM

Sounds awesome, hope I can find some, is it in the regular coffee isle?

nolcjunk 07-16-2014 11:04 AM

I found that the best way to make iced coffee is to cold brew overnight - put coffee grounds and cold water in a french press in the fridge and the next morning you have a great coffee concentrate for iced coffee. I add almond milk to mine.

Patience 07-16-2014 11:10 AM

That's my method, too, although I skip the french press. I just put coarse grounds in a mason jar overnight and strain through a coffee filter or piece of cloth the next day. I typically add just a scant dash of cream and/or MCT oil and pinch of salt, over a lot of ice. Yummy!

jeaniem 07-16-2014 04:53 PM

It is 100% coffee, just black unsweetened coffee. I found it in the refrigerated section near the cream and milk in the grocery store. I don't know if there is a decaf.

DiamondDeb 07-16-2014 06:00 PM

Thanks! I love iced coffee so I'll look for this.

Meme 07-16-2014 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by DiamondDeb (Post 16976025)
Thanks! I love iced coffee so I'll look for this.

I buy Starbucks whole bean. I have a little grinder which I use every morning to grind my beans. I love the smell. My whole house smells like Starbucks. Then in the afternoon if there is any left, I blent in some cream and poor it over ice..:yummy:

gab 07-16-2014 11:32 PM

Trader Joe's has a shelved Iced Brewed coffee concentrate as well. 32 ounces for around $6 I think. I love it!

MsWoods 07-17-2014 04:44 AM

Found it at walmart! Pricey, 4.99 a bottle. But I'm stoked! No nutritional value except 10 cal/serving. It's just coffee, you add your own everything... or not!

kay9 07-17-2014 04:53 AM

Gotta get some...We normally do pioneer woman iced coffee but this would be just be so convenient.

Patience 07-17-2014 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by MsWoods (Post 16976290)
Found it at walmart! Pricey, 4.99 a bottle. But I'm stoked! No nutritional value except 10 cal/serving. It's just coffee, you add your own everything... or not!

Michelle, what are the 10 calories from?

I've looked for just coffee for travel for many years, so this good news.
I probably would only buy it occasionally but what a great convenience..

Portia 07-17-2014 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by gab (Post 16976190)
Trader Joe's has a shelved Iced Brewed coffee concentrate as well. 32 ounces for around $6 I think. I love it!

I like this too but it's VERY concentrated. :)

ouizoid 07-17-2014 07:10 AM

I think the TJs cold brew has a weird astringent yogurty taste, even after dilution. I wanted to love it, but I don't :(

kay9 07-17-2014 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16974878)
Just purchased Starbucks unsweetened ice coffee from the grocery store, 48 oz. bottle for $5 and it tastes great:love: I know lots of folks make their own iced coffee but I have never been satisfied with my attempts in making a good brew.


Thank you so much for sharing. Went to Frys ($4.99) and they had them stock piled. This is so awesome.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3878/1...86c9a26c_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/1...5609464b_c.jpg

Portia 07-17-2014 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ouizoid (Post 16976450)
I think the TJs cold brew has a weird astringent yogurty taste, even after dilution. I wanted to love it, but I don't :(

I know, right?!

Can't wait to try to Starbucks.

DiamondDeb 07-17-2014 03:09 PM

lol.... Obviously, someone at SB is not telling the truth. I'm assuming those 10 calories are from carbs. Can't find the ingredient list online to read the ingredients.

jeaniem 07-17-2014 06:28 PM

The ingredients are coffee, water and asorbic acid. I just assumed the carbs are from the coffee bean.

osubosco 07-18-2014 11:46 AM

Can't find the Starbucks variety at my favorite grocery store, and I am trying not to shop at Wal Mart anymore (don't get me started).

But I have been brewing a k-cup of a locally roasted chocolate infused coffee in the evenings and then putting it in the fridge for use in the morning. Then I add HWC and a few drops of SweetLeaf, and sometimes I add a little bit of Hershey's Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup. It's pretty darn good!

jeaniem 07-18-2014 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by MsWoods (Post 16976290)
Found it at walmart! Pricey, 4.99 a bottle. But I'm stoked! No nutritional value except 10 cal/serving. It's just coffee, you add your own everything... or not!

My Walmart had it for 4.48 per bottle today, I now have 4 bottles in the fridge:love:

krissakris 07-20-2014 09:09 PM

Awesome. Thanks!! ;)

dawnyama 07-23-2014 10:18 AM

This is awesome!! My husband loves iced coffee. Just iced coffee--nothing added. He will love this one.

elp111800 07-23-2014 10:20 AM

Thanks for sharing. This will be convenient to use while we're on vacation. :)

Food Lady 07-23-2014 10:35 AM

I should do the math and see if this is cheaper than making my own. (I have an espresso brewer and grind down inexpensive regular-grind coffee to save money.)

dawnyama 07-23-2014 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by elp111800 (Post 16983295)
Thanks for sharing. This will be convenient to use while we're on vacation. :)

Great idea :up: we leave next Weds for ours. I hope they have it where we are going.

MsWoods 07-23-2014 10:45 AM

I don't think it's cheaper by any means but it's worth it to me to just grab the bottle and pour.

Food Lady 07-23-2014 07:14 PM

I guess it depends on which brand of coffee I buy. Ground espresso is expensive unless it's from Mexico. I have to admit the grab-and-go factor sounds good for the iced latte I have a couple of days a week. (I usually do hot in the morning.)

mamasooze 07-24-2014 07:29 AM

I got the ground New Mexican piņon coffee at Trader Joes for $6.99 or thereabouts. I cold brew by dumping 1/3 the can in 2-3 quarts of filtered water. Let it sit overnight or longer and then strain. Store in airtight container in fridge. That usually lasts me at least 2 weeks. Calculating....I could get as much as 2 gallons for less than $7 (?) Of course each batch depends on how much you use and how strong you like it. I used Yuban 100% Colombian last time. Very strong. But it was cheap...$5 on sale at Kroger.


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