Super Sized Starbucks

The American fast food culture took a huge blow with films like Super Size Me and Fast Food Nation…and rightfully so…we’ve consumed too much.

Now, Starbucks has entered the “super size me” trend a bit late to the party, but, as I imagine, many coffee enthusiast will flock to the green machine to wet their appetites with their favorite tasty beverages (maybe Samuel L. Jackson will find his way their too).

It’s no secret that I’m a frequent visitor to one of Seattle’s great success stories, sometimes a resident at lengths on end. The coffee giant lobbies have provided me with a very inexpensive office set up for church leadership meetings, book writing moments, and impromptu video editing sessions. And, with last year’s introduction to free WiFi, as well as a store on every corner, it’s hard not to be sucked in.

However, I don’t know about you guys, and as much as I don’t mind Starbucks, a bigger drink size kills the coffee experience a bit. Granted the larger size is only for iced drinks, which makes sense in other contexts, bigger just doesn’t seem like more in this case.

The Venti is big enough and adding 7 ounces just seems overboard.

Of course, the larger size won’t prevent me from setting up shop, but I don’t think I’ll be funneling my already limited financial resources to the bigger version.


Let’s talk.

Starbucks to roll out biggest drink size yet – Business – Consumer news – Food Inc. –


4 thoughts on “Super Sized Starbucks

  1. Spend one morning with me and you will understand why I wish my tight budget would allow a Trenta soy vanilla latte every morning. I do not become a human being without my caffeine fix and I confess I am an addict to the venti size lattes. However, as an advocate for portion control I agree that super sizing anything is detrimental to one’s health.

    P.S. I am officially your blog stalker now. LOL.

    1. Likewise Nannette, likewise…so keep writing so I have something to read.

      If not for my own espresso machine I’d be broke. That’s why I can afford to buy SBUX from time to time. And even then, it’s only iced coffee or bagels.

  2. This article defines Americans clearly. When I went to Europe in September, it was cool to see [what we would determine that needs to be bigger] compact and small, private and public transportation, food and drinks, living quarters, etc. Its almost as the Europeans value more on culture, religion, family, social, etc, hence the bigger and grandy-er churches, family day (usually Sunday because no one should be working [unless it was something directly related to commerce]), buses are as the size of a Derrick’s truck (with a extended cab or long bed), town squares are filled with people during these times and I could go on, and on and on……

    Starbuck is really going over board with coffee because now this Trienta size of coffee is a bit much. Why do we need a bigger cup size? I thought Starbucks was about saving the earth and recycling? Now we will clog our landfills with bigger Trienta latte cups. I love my Black Zebra from ‘bucks but I noticed my addiction becoming wasteful as I would get a cup or two a week, so I bought a steel cup. I will stop by the local Starbucks here in Georgia and let you know what it’s like having a 32 oz iced mocha latte with whip.

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