Stat of the day: 1.6 pints

The volume of the new super-size cup Starbucks is rolling out across its American stores.

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 06 Nov 2012

It was only a matter of time before the ‘bigger is better’ concept was applied to Americans’ penchant for coffee.  

From today, Starbucks customers can order the massive ‘Trenta’ cup which holds 1.6 pints of liquid - or 917ml. The super-size portion, which can be used for iced coffee, iced tea, and iced tea lemonade, will go on sale across stores in 14 states this week; with a nation-wide rollout completed by May.

Sadly for British coffee-addicts, we're going to have to be content with a 455ml (16oz) Grande for the time being, as there are no plans to introduce the cup to the UK just yet. Apparently, there just isn’t the demand over here for a drink of such epic proportions. Try telling that to bleary-eyed long-distance commuters...

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