Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fuel for Authors?

Many authors are fuelled by coffee (not to mention academics, journalists, professionals, nurses, transport staff… well, ok, almost everyone), but this is perhaps not the best piece of news.

Starbucks has recently announced a new size of iced drink:


It’s a 31-ounce/916ml drink… That’s huge. The Denver Post has put things into perspective, with this handy graphic:


Frankly, that is an obscene amount of anything, let alone coffee.

The drink would be… well, old by the time you got to the final quarter, so ultimately it would be a complete waste of time and money. The fact that this new size will become available is a sorry indictment of the American “bigger is better” mentality.

Also, is it just me, or can anyone else see a future law-suit about a baby stuck in one of these cups…?

That being said, I do love a good amount of coffee…

1 comment:

  1. The only reason I could buying a Trenta is for an iced drink with actual ice cubes as the baristas pack the cup to the top with ice leaving very little room for actual beverage. Still...that an intimidating amount of liquid to imbibe.