Man orders a $47.30 cup of coffee at Starbucks, sets record for world’s most expensive Starbucks drink


When you go to Starbucks, how much does your coffee typically cost? Somewhere between $4 and $8, I bet. Beau Chevassus decided he wasn’t going to be normal. Instead, he wanted to beat the record for world’s most expensive Starbucks drink which — at the time — stood at $23.60. And he didn’t just beat it. He smashed it.

receipt_proofAt a local Starbucks in Washington (the state, not the city), Chevassus ordered himself what he is calling ‘Quadriginoctuple Frap’: “48 shots in a venti mocha frappuccino with soy mocha drizzle, matcha powder, protein powder, caramel brûlée topping, strawberries, two bananas, caramel drizzle frappuccino chips, and vanilla bean”. The total? $47.30.

Some of you must be wondering: “It isn’t possible to fit so many shots in a regular cup available at Starbucks”. And you are right, it isn’t possible. The catch is Chevassus didn’t use a regular Starbucks cup. Rather, he brought his own 52oz coffee mug and had the Starbucks crew fill it up.

It should also be noted Chevassus didn’t actually pay $47.30. He received this cup of coffee as part of his free birthday coffee that Starbucks apparently offers people. So he ended up paying $0 and walked out with a world record and a lot of coffee. (Note: He asked permission of the manager beforehand so as to not be a jerk.)

The video below shows it all going down. Check it out:

What I have to know is, how the hell can someone drink so much coffee…?

[via Mashable]

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  • mukhi

    [@Ashraf] not me either. java aroma is way better (bonus: good looking blondes); and, i like coffee…meh, i badly need it everyday.

  • V

    48 shots of coffee, at 130 mg of caffeine per, is approaching the lethal dose (Wikipedia places the LD50 at 80 – 100 cups)

    Just in case anyone was thinking of breaking the record.

  • Mike

    Sounds ike a horrid composition, thrown together just to cost alot of money to set a so-called record. The better record would be, something that actually tastes good and is complex.

  • Tom

    Complete jerk.

  • Susanne

    @Mags said: >> Neither is Timmy’s

    OMG! Heresy! Timmy’s rox! I live 100km over a mountain road to the nearest Tim’s and make the trip now & again JUST for the Ice Capp & a chocolate glazed (well, okay, maybe not JUST for the coffee & doughnut, but almost . . . )

  • etim

    I was getting pissed off till I got to the part where it said that he got it for free. Fifty bucks could feed someone who needed it for days.

  • Mags

    I miss the edit button :P

  • Mags

    [@Ashraf] “I have never liked the crap Starbucks sells.” You got that right!

    [@Enrique] I doubt it also.

    “What I have to know is, how the hell can someone drink so much coffee…?” ME. But then I’m a coffee addict. And I like a good cup of coffee. IMO Starbucks coffee isn’t that great. Neither is Timmy’s. But surprisingly, McD sells a good cup of coffee.

    P.S. Timmy’s is Tim Hortons Coffee Shops here is Canada.

  • Ashraf

    [@Enrique] I highly doubt it. But then again I have never liked the crap Starbucks sells.

  • Enrique

    Woah! That’s insane. What I wanna know is, did it even taste good??