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Iced Coffee Drinks: Creating Profitability

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As summer approaches, the demand for hot coffee naturally decreases, but the demand for iced coffee drinks is sure to rise!  

Coffee can be one of the most profitable items in a restaurant operation! These beverages can return 80-90 cents on the dollar – 10% - 15% cost of goods - including the cup in many instances. 

The gross profit margin for a cup of coffee is between 70 to 80%. 

Four Leaf Roasters line of whole and ground coffee beans features specially selected beans – responsibly sourced from renowned growing regions around the world. Our blends are roasted in small batches by masters and packed in specific foodservice sizes, to suit the needs of any discerning operator and their customers. 

Know Your Iced Coffee

Here are some ways to add an iced coffee to your beverage program 

  • Iced Coffee is brewed coffee, poured over ice. You can prep it daily and store it in the refrigerator. It’s a tried-and-true method to get that product to the customer at the lowest point of entry. 
  • Cold brew coffee, also called cold water extraction or cold pressing, is the process of steeping coffee grounds in water at cool, room temperatures for 12–24 hours. Four Leaf Roaster’s Cold Brew beans are ground coarse, with malty, chocolate flavors for the best cold brewing performance.  
  • Nitro Cold Brew: After your cold brew is ready, load it into kegs and pump with nitrogen – Nitro Cold Brew! 
  • Dalgona Coffee, of 2021 internet fame, originated in Korea. Make it by whipping equal parts finely ground coffee, sugar, and water until it becomes creamy and then adding it to cold milk.
  • Iced Americano is an easy to execute espresso drink. Equal parts espresso and water are poured over ice for a bright, caffeinated summer beverage.  
  • Espresso Tonic is a refreshing twist from your normal cup of coffee. Float espresso over iced tonic water for an easy to create beverage with a great visual effect.  

    Ready to add iced coffee to your menu? Reach out to your Shamrock Foods Sales Representative to get started.

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