By Mark Young, SouthFloridaReporter.com Managing Editor, Nov. 23, 2015 – Despite the controversy over their red holiday cup, Starbucks doesn’t make a cup big enough to hold a 120-shot death by Starbucks Americano.
Maryland duo Kiersten Vorv and Shaine Cohen – both 21 – broke the “Most Expensive Starbucks Drink” record in Potomac, Maryland, according to Caffeine Informer on Monday. Quite the simple drink, a “Quad Espresso” was enhanced with an additional 116 shots of espresso.
Vorv and Cohen brought their own gigantic embossed Starbucks glass to craft a drink containing an estimated 9,000 mg of caffeine. As a “My Starbucks Reward” member, the $92.55 record breaking coffee was absolutely free.
Finding a rogue Starbucks in suburban Maryland to fill the previously thought banned coffee creation, store manager Reza Ghajar declined comment, referring the matter to Starbucks corporate. A message left for Linda Mills, director of corporate communications, was not returned.
In the past, Starbucks has criticized the record breaking attempts, reportedly warning its baristas to stop making the giant record-breaking drinks, according to the New York Post.
“Per our existing policy, beverages larger than Trenta size (31 oz.) cannot be made or served. This includes personal cups that exceed 31 oz (or a Trenta-sized cup). For blended beverages and espresso drinks, those cannot be made or served in sizes larger than a Venti (24 oz cold cup/20 oz hot cup),” Starbucks said in a statement.
A previous record holder, political consultant Bill Lewis, broke the Most Expensive Starbucks Drink record last October with his $83.75 custom “Mega Grande Latte” which contained 101 shots of espresso, 17 pumps of Vanilla syrup and 4 pumps of Mocha syrup. Lewis, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, brought his own 160 ounce coffee mug.