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Iced Coffee in the City Review

I have been a consumer of Iced Coffee for a number of years and recently the fast food industry has been jumping on the band wagon to capture a share of the market.

I have tried Iced Coffee from the following sources:

  • Canned mixtures from Vietnam, purchased from Sam’s Oriental Market in Brooks when I lived there
  • Starbucks
  • Cafe Mundo
  • Pho Dao Noodle House
  • Tim Hortons
  • McDonald’s
  • Burger King

The canned mixture was my first introduction and it was an instant “I like this!”. The second try was to discuss what I would like and with the helpful staff at Starbucks, I was hooked for life.

Cafe Mundo also produces a nice product that is prepared fresh, similar to the Pho Dao Vietnamese version that is brought to the table to finish brewing.

The fast food joint’s attempts are palatable but are premixed and contain unknown quantities of cream/sugar/syrup.

My favourite Iced Coffee, containing only ingredients that I request, is from Starbucks:

Venti Iced Americano, Light Ice, with Room

Translation: largest size, mega amounts of freshly-brewed espresso mixed with cold water, some ice cubes, and room for me to add the amount of cream I desire.

User Comments

2 Responses to “Iced Coffee in the City Review”

  1. September 4th, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    Vaughn says:

    Thanks for the submissions Dean, contact me if you would like to have a bio or statement in the about section.

    I don’t really do iced coffee, but I do like iced caps on occasion, and even a frappuccino sometimes from Starbucks. I’m mostly a black coffee drinker and my pick goes to Grande Pike Place from Starbucks. I’ve been trying to make my own coffee lately to save money though.

  2. September 4th, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Dean says:

    I don’t drink too much of the iced coffee myself, but do really enjoy it when I do. I find the espresso to be a tad too overwhelming for my sanity.

    My wife & I have settled on a dark roast of President’s Choice coffee from Superstore to be our best taste for the money. I used to be a regular Starbucks coffee bean buyer and grinding the beans fresh for each pot. The price from Starbucks compared to Superstore on our budget couldn’t be justified after a while.

    We are both black coffee drinkers also and aim for the flavour of the coffee and the PC is pretty good, I was really surprised.

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