New Starbucks Size Larger Than Average Capacity of Human Stomach

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New Starbucks Size Larger Than Average Capacity of Human Stomach

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Starbucks is introducing a whopping new beverage size, but limiting the types of beverages that can be ordered in such a quantity.

Until now, coffee retailer Starbucks offered 3 sizes: "tall," "grande," and "venti." The coffee giant is adding a new size, which will hold more than the contents of many human stomachs. The new "trenta" size will hold 31 ounces, or 916 mL of select Starbucks beverages, and will top the current largest offering ("venti") by 7 oz. To put this in perspective, the average capacity of a human stomach is 900 mL. The National Post has assembled a visual breakdown of this, which can be viewed here.

Only iced coffee, iced tea, and lemonade will be available in the new size, disallowing anyone from getting 31 ounces of hot coffee at once (which, to my mind, would be the only point in introducing a new size). This may be to keep their calorie-based boasts accurate; according to the National Post, "The world's biggest coffee chain said unsweetened drinks in the new size will have fewer than 90 calories and that sweetened versions will have less than 230 calories."

The new size is now available in 14 states, including Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Texas, and Virginia, and will be available in California on February 1. You'll be able to grab a trenta of your favorite beverage -- provided you like iced beverages, that is -- everywhere in the US by May 3. There's no word yet on when the new cup will roll out overseas.

Source: National Post, via Gizmodo

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They are slowly on their way to beating 7-11's cup size, especially after the size reduction in the Super Big Gulp.
And so begins the beverage wars.

Starbucks: Because a 2 gallon cup screams class.

I like starbucks (even though it's expensive) I like the ice coffees they have good thing they come out in time for spring and summer
still not the biggest cold drink I had
44 oz slushie from speedway is still at tops

wow, that's a LOT of coffee!

to be honest I would probably actually buy it, for a challenge :)

A litre.

A GODDAMNED litre?!

OF COFFEE?

At least they're not putting the REALLY bad stuff in this size. But STILL.

What a pointless infographic. How many pints of beer do people drink before they need to visit the little boys or girls room? Normally significantly more in volume than this "impossible to drink" cup of coffee. Although I would be bouncing off the walls if I drank all that at once.

...Holy...

Hm...I think 33 oz of anything 'iced' would take me so long to consume that it would be warm and disgusting by the end of it. And then I'd probably be ill. I can't even finish a Starbucks 'tall' frappucino sometimes! =P

I want one!

What? Who dares say America isn't helping to negate the stereotype of unnecessary greed?
Show yourselves!

If I can't get a trenta dead eye then what good is it?

whats the point of restricting people from buying coffee in the trenta size.. If they are a paying customer they should be able to buy whatever they want

And Starbuck's dedication to bullshit italian-esque beverage names continues!

Seriously, if you need that much coffee just get raw caffeine and hook yourself up to an IV drip of the stuff

One liter of coffee.

I wonder who would need that much to stay awake.

Well, I usually finish a venti caramel frap in only a few minutes, hopefully I will be able to keep one of these around for awhile. Finally a cup size fit for me!

There is no reason for this!

Bring. It. The. Fuck. On.
Of course, I live in England, so Starbucks is rare...
But bring it anyway!

You know there are times I could use a massive cup of lemonade. Though given Starbucks' prices I'd probably need to re-mortgage to afford it.

At this point I should like to mock the metric system for not getting coffee yet. ;)

But we were drinking pint mugs of coffee back in the Castle Rock in '88. (568 ml)
Two if we were really drunk.

I want a litre of espresso... Who needs sleep. Ever again?!

Iced coffee is serious f*cking business. I still prefer the Ice Caps from Tim hortons though... And the donuts... and the sandwiches... and the hot/cold items... Okay I like Tim Hortons a lot more then Starbucks, but Tim Hortons doesn't have a 1L cup

This size begs for a Daily Drop.

TheYellowCellPhone:
One liter of coffee.

I wonder who would need that much to stay awake.

Students!

Cool. I like iced coffee.

Starbucks would do a lot better to introduce a size smaller than the 'Tall' so that they could actually make espresso based drinks properly. That is why they had to close down in Australia.

I wants it, I must have it! The preciousssssss!
/mad caffeine addict

What's up with the name though? Starbucks really needs to stop with the bullshit names that do not describe the drink sizes in the slightest.

Any espresso option? Otherwise this just isn't worth it.

(Thank you, indestructible heart.)

When Texas was mentioned, all i could think was this;

Oh, America and it's super sized meals. Without them we wouldn't have gotten a pretty good documentary.

Scrythe:
Any espresso option? Otherwise this just isn't worth it.

(Thank you, indestructible heart.)

yes,
this would be awesome for all night Counterstrike tournaments

Daystar Clarion:
What? Who dares say America isn't helping to negate the stereotype of unnecessary greed?
Show yourselves!

How much of Starbuck's net revenue goes to banana republics?
How much federal state aid goes to banana republics?
How much charity from the U.S. goes to banana republics?

Greed? Moar like generosity, amirite?

From the coffee I tried when I was in the US in '09, they should rather make their coffee properly strong so you don't need to drink a bucket of it to get your morning dose.

MaVeN1337:
Starbucks: Because a 2 gallon cup screams class.

It'd be nice if they could try out european-like coffee shots (there's probably a proper term for that among cafe connoisseures.)

Also: Wasn't Venti enough?!! I usually get a tall whenever I'm getting a hot chocolate/tea/peppermint mocha, rarely a grande.

Elizabeth Grunewald:
New Starbucks Size Larger Than Average Capacity of Human Stomach

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Starbucks is introducing a whopping new beverage size, but limiting the types of beverages that can be ordered in such a quantity.

Until now, coffee retailer Starbucks offered 3 sizes: "tall," "grande," and "venti." The coffee giant is adding a new size, which will hold more than the contents of many human stomachs. The new "trenta" size will hold 31 ounces, or 916 mL of select Starbucks beverages, and will top the current largest offering ("venti") by 7 oz. To put this in perspective, the average capacity of a human stomach is 900 mL. The National Post has assembled a visual breakdown of this, which can be viewed here.

Only iced coffee, iced tea, and lemonade will be available in the new size, disallowing anyone from getting 31 ounces of hot coffee at once (which, to my mind, would be the only point in introducing a new size). This may be to keep their calorie-based boasts accurate; according to the National Post, "The world's biggest coffee chain said unsweetened drinks in the new size will have fewer than 90 calories and that sweetened versions will have less than 230 calories."

The new size will be available today in 14 states, including Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Texas, and Virginia, and will be available in California on February 1. You'll be able to grab a trenta of your favorite beverage -- provided you like iced beverages, that is -- everywhere in the US by May 3. There's no word yet on when the new cup will roll out overseas.

Source: National Post, via Gizmodo

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I'm not sure how that stomach content thing would work seeing as I drink a liter of milk a day most of the time all in one go..

as goes for consuming beer

I don't think 900 ml is the right measure here people

Maybe not your stomach...

I'll take ten.

And I'll need five bathroom tokens.

Fuck it, I'll drink them at home...

I'll pee in my cat's fucking litterbox if I have to...

I'll just head over to the 7/11, where i can have a bigger cup full of just straight up coffee. No funny french names, no fancy ingredients, just a normal coffee with a ton of sugar.

Also, someone remind Starbucks that the stomach can expand quite readily if asked.

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