Coffee Break: It’s Trenta Time!

You may have heard that Starbucks recently announced plans to introduce a new cup size, the Trenta. This comes fresh on the heels of news that the company, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is to change its famed ‘Siren’ logo into something sucky.


At a somewhat intimidating 930ml, the Trenta is 325ml more than Starbucks’ current biggest size, the Venti, and as Canada’s National Post were quick to point out with the graphic above, 30ml more than the average human stomach is designed to hold. Combine this with the fact that in all likelihood, your trenta cup will be holding something with caffeine in it (which speeds everything up, if you get my drift), you’ll be so busy running back and forth to the bathroom you won’t have time to finish it.

For now the trenta is only available in a small number of US states, and only for iced beverages. This is a good thing as first of all, I’m trying to be on a diet and, second of all, how would nearly a liter of regular coffee stay hot enough long enough for you to drink it?

I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve always done: order a venti latte but without any foam. (A “wet” latte in Starbucks lingo. Don’t get me started…) This way, you get a lot more coffee and you get to hang around long enough to drink it. And drink it hot.

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2 thoughts on “Coffee Break: It’s Trenta Time!

    • catherineryanhoward says:

      LOL! Hopefully they don’t earn a lot, considering that venti is supposed to mean 20 (ounces) but some of Starbucks’ venti drinks are actually 23 ounces, and trenta means thirty but the trenta size will be 31 fluid ounces, and a ‘tall’ is only called a tall because it’s taller than a ‘short’ (8oz) which exists but isn’t on the menu… The mind boggles!

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