Iced Coffee Is Getting Too Expensive to Drink

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We head into the second half of July already worried about the prospects of a $12 cup of coffee as a function of the city's astronomical rents, and now here are a handful more reasons why the price of iced coffee, specifically, has skyrocketed: You're paying as much as $4.50 for a 24-ounce plastic cup because the cost of the cups has increased, along with the price of beans, which has been affected by climate changes and the blight known as coffee rust. Add those to the fact that the comparatively time-intensive method of making cold brew has superseded traditionally cheaper brewing methods and, well, you're probably going to need this handy iced-coffee cheat sheet to get through August. [Gothamist, Related]