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Avelino C. Tuason

Joe Cool

America first woke up and smelled the iced coffee in 1983, during a sweet, creamy and very cold experiment at Northwestern University. Soon thereafter, national brands, including Starbucks, 7-Eleven and Arby’s, began to develop their own refreshing blends, usually consisting of coffee, milk, crushed ice, flavoring, whipped cream and chocolate......

Cooler Than Cool

Some 20 years ago, a vibrant new beverage, the wine cooler, introduced a generation of barely legal drinkers to the taste of booze. This thirst quencher -- made popular by R. Stuart Bewley and Michael M. Crete, who, before going commercial with California Cooler, mixed wine, fruit juice and carbonated......

From a to Tea

Illustration by TL Ary If you’re reading this in June — Happy National Iced Tea Month. For the uninformed majority, the Tea Council of the USA made this declaration in 1992. And why not celebrate? With last year’s $1.5 billion sales splash, ready-to-drink iced tea has grown nearly tenfold over......