Wednesday, June 4, 2014

They Like Things Big in Texas, Even Starbucks Frappuccinos!

First there were the tall, grande, and venti sizes. Add in the rarely-ordered 8-ounce short and supersized, 31-ounce trenta.  But Texas likes things super-duper, gigantically oversized, so it only makes sense that a Dallas man brought his own gallon-sized 128-ounce glass to order "off the menu" and create the biggest, most-expensive Starbucks drink so far. 

His custom frappuccino was priced at $54.75, and contained 60 shots of espresso for a total of 4500 mg of caffeine. Even consumed over three days, the whopping drink made it hard for the customer, Andrew Chifari, to sleep for a few nights.  It gives "caffeine nerves" an entirely new meaning, and is not recommended by Starbucks or health professionals.

Hunter Communications Original News Source:
Reuters

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Excerpt: "It took a Texas man five days to polish off what has been hailed as one of the most expensive drinks produced at Starbucks, a several-thousand calorie frozen concoction that included 60 shots of espresso and was topped with whipped cream.

'It was delicious, very strong, very sweet,' Andrew Chifari said on Thursday. 'After the first day, the ice crystals had melted and it was just good strong iced coffee.'

Chifari, 27, entered a Dallas Starbucks on May 24 with a 128-ounce glass and asked baristas to create the most expensive frappuccino that would fit in his container, but still taste good.

The drink cost $54.75, but Chifari walked away without paying a cent after racking up enough points under a loyalty plan for a free drink of his choice.

Starbucks does not want others to follow suit.

'This particular customization was certainly excessive. It's something that we don't encourage,' said spokeswoman Maggie Jantzen.

Starbucks did not say whether it would revise its free-drink policies in response to Chifari's order.

The coffee monstrosity is now recognized as the current record holder of the most expensive Starbucks drink by Caffeine Informer, an Internet site that keeps track of the coffee industry."

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