You think you paid a lot for your venti mocha latte today? Wait til you see how much one computer technician shelled out for a cup.
Do you gripe about the high prices at Starbucks? Some people try to avoid paying a large sum of money for a drink at the popular coffee shop, but Logan Warren went a different route.
“Armed with my Starbucks Rewards card, I decided to take the opportunity to find out just how much money I could pour into a Trenta–Starbucks’ whopping 31-ounce cup,” Warren says on his blog.
The enthusiastic computer technician from Texas clearly doesn’t need an app to tell him when to take a coffee break. He and a local barista set forth to create the ultimate birthday wake-me-up, since Starbucks Rewards members get a free drink on their birthday.
The result is one part Java Chip Frappuccino, and a whole lot of caffeine (16 shots of espresso). Toppings include “a shot of soy milk, caramel flavoring, banana puree, strawberry puree, vanilla beans, Matcha powder, protein powder, and a drizzle of caramel and mocha.”
In total, the uber-drink contains about 1,400 milligrams of caffeine (far above the usual 90-150mg, according to the USDA), and tastes “tolerable.” According to the receipt, it took the barista about 20 minutes to create the brew, which costs the tremendous total of $23.60.
Warren believes it’s “the most expensive Starbucks drink in the world,” and he might be right. The previous claim, from 2011, is a highly modified venti white chocolate mocha at $20.65.