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Story of The Original Ice Blended®
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We invented The Original Ice Blended Drink® way before the others discovered it! Sweet coffee deliciousness, born and blended in Westwood, California in 1989!”
THE ORIGINAL ICE BLENDED®
Fresh from an inspiring trip to Europe, one of our Team Members came back to work at the Santa Monica branch of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® with an even greater passion for coffee than before, and an insatiable desire to enjoy it cold. Just pouring her coffee over ice wasn't enough for her; she wanted it richer, smoother, creamier, yet still with the full flavor of specialty grade "A" coffee.

So she and her Team Members started experimenting— with ways to concentrate coffee taste so it wouldn't be diluted when mixed with ice, then with various flavors that tastes great when iced. The winning combination turned out to be our very first Mocha Ice Blended®, the world's first cold blended coffee drink (as opposed to shaken, stirred, or just served over ice) to use specialty grade coffee, created right at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® in the 1980s.

The drink was an instant hit with all the baristas, who took sips in between tasks at the store. Company founder Herbert B. Hyman, known as the California's founding father of gourmet coffee, stepped in to customize the process and bring it up to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®'s exacting standards of quality. When customers saw the team enjoying the delicious-looking cold concoction behind the counter, they wanted to try it too. Before long the Ice Blended® was a runaway success.

Yes, we did it first; and we still do it best, currently using the latest and greatest technology—to name just one big difference—to process ice so smoothly without the solid ice bits. We also invented the first specialty coffee extract ever produced. Our French Deluxe™ Vanilla and Special Dutch™ Chocolate are likewise industry first, giving our drinks a truer, fuller flavor than any other. Nowadays, we make many varieties of Ice Blended® with tea as well; and most recently, we pioneered our juice-based Ice Blended® drinks, which bring the fruit smoothie to a new level with the addition of our exclusive Ice Blended Vanilla.

So thanks to one Team Member's creativity and our continuing dedication to innovation, our Ice Blended® is the original and is still widely recognized as the most delicious drink in the world!
 
What's so Special about our Ice Blended ® Drinks?
Our Ice Blended® is made fresh right when you order it. Starts with our secret Coffee Extract which refines our specialty coffees to neutralize acids while imparting authentic, concentrated flavor. Then we add our exclusive Special Dutch™ Chocolate or French Deluxe™ Vanilla, which, again, delivers truer, more concentrated flavor than the syrups used by our peers. Finally, our ice is processed so finely resulting in the smoothest, tastiest, and definitely most delicious drink in the world!
Mocha
Mocha lovers, you'll be in heaven… Our delectable Special Dutch™ Chocolate and Coffee Extract blended with ice and non-fat milk.
Vanilla
Absolutely rich and creamy. Luscious French Deluxe™ Vanilla and our Coffee Extract blended with ice and non-fat milk.
Double Chocolate
Our rich and creamy Double Chocolate Powder and our Coffee Extract blended with ice and non-fat milk gives you twice the chocolate-y goodness.
Caramel
Our golden buttery caramel, French Deluxe Vanilla, Coffee Extract blended with ice, and non-fat milk blended to perfection.
White Chocolate Dream
A cup of bliss… Coffee Extract and dreamy White Chocolate blended with ice and non-fat milk topped off with a fudge ribbon.
Lemonzest Fru-Tea
Absolutely refreshing and tangy, our Lemon Zest Fru-tea is a healthier alternative to our other Ice Blended beverages.
Peach Fru-Tea
Take a bite into a cool and juicy peach with our Peach Fru-Tea! It’s flavorful and refreshing with a hint of green tea.

 
 

 

Also Available:

  • Ultimate Mocha/Vanilla - Our signature Mocha & Vanilla Ice Blended with tasty bits of chocolate covered espresso beans.
  • Matcha Green Tea - Rich in antioxidants, our MatchaGreen Tea flavor is a healthy option for Ice Blended lovers.
  • Pure Vanilla - Relax and enjoy our smooth and creamy Ice Blended with real vanilla flavor and blended with ice and non-fat milk. This coffee-free beverage is great for children too.
  • Extreme - The perfect pick-me-up, this Ice Blended Drink is made with eXtra caffeine, eXtra coffee flavor and no milk, to keep you awake all day.
  • Sunrise - Fresh Orange Juice and French Deluxe Vanilla blended with ice.
  • Mango - Fresh Mango Juice and French Deluxe Vanilla blended with ice.