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Starbucks to Debut 31-Ounce Trenta Cup Size May 3, 2011

Would You Drink a 31-Ounce Starbucks Coffee?

Starbucks The future of Starbucks isn't just about an overhaul of the logo. Soon, the company will have even bigger shoes cups to fill.

The new Trenta, which clocks in at a whopping 31 ounces, is seven ounces larger than the chain's current largest size, the Venti. Beginning tomorrow, 14 states — including Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and Arizona — will offer cold beverages such as iced coffee, iced tea, and iced lemonade in the Trenta size for an additional 50 cents. California follows suit on Feb. 1, and all US coffee stores will offer the new size by May 3.

Although I'm a fan of Starbucks, even I can't get behind that kind of caffeine intake. Would you ever order a Trenta?

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rockoutnoel777 rockoutnoel777 6 years
lol sorry guys i would. yeah that sounds gross but think about it - half or more of the cup is filled with ice. i can drink half my grande in two sips. it's a total rip off because there hardly any coffee. this would be the right amount of coffee for a big coffee drinker such as myself - about 12-15 oz, and no more because it's still ALL ICE. as for a hot drink, i'll take a tall or grande and be set.
MeiGaku MeiGaku 6 years
i used to work at starbucks while in high school the reason why the sizes keep getting bigger is because of demand. people complain about why the cups are too small or whatnot. it's depressing. i understand it's a personal choice but seriously, we DO NOT need anymore morbidly obese people in america. venti almost doesn't even exist in japan! (i was there for four months).
coolady coolady 6 years
Get ready with all the celebs pics with the trenta coming.. sell time lol
Curlock-Holmes Curlock-Holmes 6 years
Acutally, I would get this, but only when I had someone to split it with, or could take it home and save half for later.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 6 years
Am I the only one that sees this as a money saving opportunity? You could order a drink without ice (or light ice) and save half for the next day, virtually paying 50 cents to 1 dollar for that second drink. As an avid Starbucks drinker, this is going to save me some serious cash.
NeekaBlush NeekaBlush 6 years
It's a good idea, Starbucks would make allot of business off of a bigger sized drink and I do agree this is a reason America is over weight. It would definitely take me all day to drink something that big and possibly give me a major stomachache but for some people they like their everything "super-sized". I also agree on the tea opposed to coffee.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
I would less the ice overload, I hate watered down anything.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I could never do it with coffee, but if I'm walking around on a hot day, I love to sip on a passion tea/lemonade and definitely wouldn't mind a larger size. And, like laura, I've easily solved the too much ice problem by asking for light ice.
laurakedwards laurakedwards 6 years
They were testing this in Arizona while I lived there last year and one starbucks upgraded me to this size. I thought it was way to large to carry around and they did pack it full of ice. I noticed that they do that with the venti drinks too so I order them with light ice. Plus if you get syrup in it, they put like 6-8 pumps in there. Talk about sugar overload
laurenislost laurenislost 6 years
It certainly is gross, but it seems on par with the movie theater sized sodas and "Big Gulp" cup sizes.
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
logistically how would you even carry that around? it's heavy and not in a secure container...never mind the fact that i only drink black coffee (plus there's no starbucks in the country i live in and people very seldom order their ristretto's, lungos or machiattos to go)
amber512 amber512 6 years
I don't drink coffee anyway, but the idea is just insane to me!
vegesquire vegesquire 6 years
Definitely way too much. I could maybe see getting an iced tea in this size, as a couple of people have pointed out that the drink is mostly ice. But still, ridiculous.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Hah that is certainly not for me. I never drink soda or coffee, but occasionally a cup of tea. I make sure to not drink it after 4pm though, or I can't sleep at night. I'm sure you can picture what a coffee that size would do to me: I'd be colorblind for two weeks! ahah
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
Rancher's Girl, that is a very valid point. Carrion, that would be ideal, but don't you think all the ice will melt down, making for a very watery drink?
MandyWH MandyWH 6 years
Just when you thought Starbucks couldn't get any more ridiculous...
le-romantique le-romantique 6 years
Yuck... I always order a "short."
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Joe with an undertow. No.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 6 years
If it meant I were receiving 10 more ounces of actual beverage, yes. However, it most likely means simply more ice for 50 cents, so I doubt I will buy it.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
I'm sorry, but this is totally why America's fat!
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