Talk:Iced coffee

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First comment[edit]

It seems like the recent addition to the article about most ice coffee being regualr coffee simply put in a fridge overnight, is not verifiable. What documentation is this coming from exactly? --Mr. Dude †@£КÇøת†яĭβü†ĬŎИ 22:00, September 8, 2005 (UTC)

In the New England (USA) I think most iced coffee is normally brewed coffee that is chilled... I don't think the stuff you buy at shops like Dunkin' Donuts is day old, but neither do I think it is brewed with some special system. I have been drinking iced coffee my entire life and this artice is the first I have heard of the 'toddy system' ... heh. Catone

I've worked at two different coffee shops so far, they are owned by completley different companies entirley, and both use a tody system. Many of the coffee shops I frequent I know to also use a toddy system. Some coffee shops I go to say that they "cold brew" their coffee, but that is quite synomonus. The actual meathod of brewing is patented by the company toddy coffee, so no alternative systems have reached the market. I'm sure their are exceptions to this, heck some shops might actually throw their old coffee in a pitcher and put it in the fridge (it would taste like mud). I think that most places that offer iced coffee tend to be intrested in coffee enough to do it proffesionally. Dunkin donuts, viliage in or the like either doesn't sell it, or buys it as a pre made concentrate that they mix. --Mr. Dude †@£КÇøת†яĭβü†ĬŎИ 22:20, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

If the Toddy process was patented in 1964, the patent has certainly expired by now. I know that many coffee places do not use cold brewing - they brew their coffee hot and then dilute it to make iced coffee. But I'm a little skeptical about the statement that Panera uses day-old hot coffee as their iced coffee. This article could use some citations. Rhobite 23:05, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
do a google search for filtron which is another cold brew coffee maker and in the coments on the page someoen says they have been using the system since the 50's. also lots of people make cold brewed coffee without any special system
  • Agreed, I don't think it's right to claim that any specific company uses one meathod or another without finding some valid source. --Mr. Dude †@£КÇøת†яĭβü†ĬŎИ 21:04, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

One name, many drinks[edit]

The meaning of the term "Iced Coffee" has been different in every English speaking country I've ever been to. When I have time I'll start an article "Iced Coffee (Australia)". The nearest North American equivalent to Australian Iced Coffee would be an Iced Cappicino and it isn't that close Robert Brockway 11:04, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Why have a whole separate article when a simple subsection will do? I mean, if every article were split with small details like that, then the Tea article would be in a million pieces by now and Hot chocolate would be in at least two or three. Besides, the "Australian" version of iced coffee is what I consider iced coffee in the United States and it's one of the things the Starbucks down the street sells as "iced coffee," not to mention the Acme has it, too.
Just make it a new section in the same article, you really don't need a whole new one. And if you're creating a new one, cite your sources. Who says it sells more than chocolate milk? A newspaper, a scientific study, etc? — Indi [ talk ] 11:40, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, I feel sort of bad for redirecting, but as it stands right now I can't really see how the Iced coffee (Australia) article could stand on its own when there is already a perfectly good, fleshed-out article named Iced coffee. Maybe at some point down the road, if more information is added to that section in terms of history and local development of the drink, it can once again become a full-fledged article much like how Turkish coffee or Indian filter coffee have their own articles instead of subsections in the Coffee article.
I maintain that I've seen the term "iced coffee" used synonymously with frappé around here by small coffee shops which seems closer to the Australian definition of iced coffee. Then again, I don't spend too much time in coffee shops except for studying between classes with an energy drink in hand. — Indi [ talk ] 12:08, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Iced coffee outselling chocolate milk in Australia, source[edit]

Source: National Foods Ltd & ADC MAT Jan 04, outsold every other milk based drink including chocolate milk (volume litres)

Iced Americano[edit]

I think theer could be a section for Italy with regards to iced coffee. They have, if I remember correctly, an iced-coffee that is made with expresso, milk and ice (no sugar). I can't be 100% sure but I was made to believe this is quite a popular drink in Italian Coffee shops (though this could have been a shrewd attempt to sell me what turned out to be a great drink!).

I would write something myself but i'm really not sure of how to use the editing articles section

In the U.S., espresso, steamed milk and ice is an iced latte. An iced americano doesn't have milk, it's just espresso, water and ice. Rhobite 22:19, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

SEE UNDER Prepertation, at the end:

" The reason is that this is just the way it goes."

This is not encyclopedic and should be changed or removed. ANON 10/26/06

Ice Break[edit]

I have a bottle of Ice Break (Parmalat) sitting in front of me, the Sugar/100mL is 9.5g Not sure how that comapres with coca cola, but it's gotta be better for you than coke. (as long as you run off the fat content...)

--smadge1 04:09, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Australian FU Iced Coffee[edit]

The article says that the Australian favourite of iced coffee is similar to the Starbucks Frappuccino, but I am wondering why that is there, if not just to promote Starbucks. The Starbucks Frappuccino launched as early as 1993, but the Australian best seller Farmers Union Iced Coffee launched in 1977. So what is the point of comparing it to a Starbucks product? The best way to describe it is a sweetened coffee made with milk and served cold similar to milkshakes. I really don't see why Starbucks needs promoting in this section at all JayKeaton 07:17, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Agreed, go ahead and replace it with your own description. I would go a little further and describe it as 'flavoured milk' rather than resembling a milkshake because there is potential for misunderstandings involving american milkshakes/thickshakes etc. etc. --I 14:13, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Well FU might be one of the oldest brands of iced coffee, but isnt Big M a more popular brand, it it the most well known in this country, if you think iced coffee you think Big M. And for that matter, why isnt there a page for Big M? as i said it is a really popular brand of iced coffee and all other flavoured milk.-- The Great One  04:31, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Because in context FU is generally better known throughout south australia and has made more of an impact culturally than big M, and no i don't, think of big M when i think of iced coffee, you obviously live on the east coast.., also the fact that FU is number one bottled beverage in south australia thats a pretty big deal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:23, 7 September 2008 (UTC)