I asked the "barista", "Why does the small iced coffee cost more than the regular coffee for the same amount?"
She said, "Well it's brewed separately."
"We brew them at separate times."
"Yes but then the regular coffee is also brewed separately."
"Um, well it's also the cost of refrigeration."
"Which I presume costs more than keeping the hot coffee hot?"
"Well we both have to heat it first and then cool it down."
"I see, then by that logic, your 'cold-brewed' coffee should be even cheaper, since it is never heated up, yet that costs even more."
"Well that one is brewed separately, too."
"Separately from the hot coffee and the iced coffee?"
"And that's why it costs more."
"Yes, they are all brewed separately".