Being a Starbucks Gold member definitely has its perks—with every 12 drinks purchased you can get your next drink for free. Any drink you want, no size limits, no monetary limits. And Andrew Chifari, a 27-year-old man from Texas, took full advantage of our favorite coffee shop’s loyalty program.
A couple of days ago, Chifari ordered the most expensive Starbucks drink to date, costing $54.75 and containing 60 shots of espresso. According to Business Insider’s estimate, that adds up to 4500 mg of caffeine, more than 4000 mg over the recommended daily amount. The monster concoction, a Sexagintuple vanilla bean mocha frappuccino, was 128 ounces and took him (understandably) more than a day to drink. Although the baristas were more than willing to help Chifari in his claim to fame, Starbucks PR Representative Linda Mills was not as supportive, saying that “this type of beverage order is totally excessive” and that they had “a little too much fun with it.”
But these days, it seems, bigger is better. It leaves us wondering what the person to break Chifari’s record will dream up.
And just for fun: What Does Your Starbucks Order Say About You?