Starbucks Is Finally Testing Cold-Brew Coffee

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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]