Starbucks Is Finally Testing Cold-Brew Coffee

NEW YORK - AUGUST 21:  A couple has iced coffee drinks at a Starbucks Coffee shop in lower Manhattan August 21, 2009 in New York City.  Starbucks, America's dominant coffeehouse chain, is changing some of its prices, raising them for elaborate specialty drinks and cutting prices for some others.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Sorry, iced coffee, you're second banana. Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Here's good news for fans of superior-tasting iced coffee: Starbucks is secretly trying out cold brew at a handful of Boston-area stores, reports StarbucksMelody. It's only supposed to last a couple of weeks, but customers can snag single-origin Ethiopia made in the popular Toddy cold brewer that's also sold in its stores. Unlike the other ways that the chain has tried inching into third-wave coffee — the Clover machine, pour-overs — this one probably has broader appeal, so scaling it for those hot summer days will be the trick. [StarbucksMelody]