Free Starbucks Drink Record Was Set July 4th With 77-Shot $71 Drink

Hey, remember how we reported earlier this week that a new record had been set for the most expensive single Starbucks drink to be paid for with a free drink coupon? Well, we were wrong. Record-seeker Sameera didn’t know it either at the time, but the record had actually been set on July 4th, with a 77-shot concoction costing $71.35. America!

Caffeine Informer has more comprehensive records on this competitive sport than we do, and they maintain a ranking of the biggest drinks.


Yes, this is a literal vat of coffee, since it was made inside a cooler. Well, at least it will stay cold.

This drink left the other flavorings behind and just went for more espresso. The result is a drink that would kill you if you tried to consume it all in one sitting. Don’t do that.

We also learned from Caffeine Informer that Sameera’s record wasn’t even a known record before this latest drink had been confirmed. Nope, Caffeine Informer featured a $60 beverage earlier this week. While Sameera’s beverage came in over $60, that total included sales tax. Using a free drink coupon eliminates sales tax from the total, which is why the amount she “paid” was less than the register total.