A man by the name of Andrew Chifari has broken Beau Chevassus’s record for ordering the world’s most expensive Starbucks drink. The drink in question is called the Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino.
It contains 60 shots of espresso and costs $54.75US in total. Andrew didn’t actually hand over that much money for his 128-ounce espresso milkshake. He’s a Gold member of Starbucks’ loyalty program, which entitles him to one free drink after every twelve that he buys. The free drink coupon entitles him to any drink available; the only limits, it seems, was his imagination and what the baristas would let him get away with.
Andrew went to the barista and said, “So, this might sound a little weird; but I saw a video on youtube where a guy orders the most expensive Starbucks drink. I want to beat the record.”
The cashier had seen the video and together they figured out how to make a record-busting drink that would fit in his cup; and break the record for most expensive Starbucks drink. It took 10 minutes for the staff to make, and Andrew tweeted this accomplishment before drinking 20 shots.
— Andrew Chifari (@ACIFH) May 25, 2014
Starbucks representative Linda Mills commented that customers are not encouraged to order such a drink as it is inedible and unsafe. It is also important to note that Andrew’s drink contains 4.5 grams of caffeine: 10 grams being lethal to adults.
What do you think; do you think it’s a great feat or just stupid? Share your opinions below or check out the Dark Barrel Latte that’s supposed to tastes like Guinness.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.