POSTED: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:07pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:08pm
NACOGDOCHES — SFA student, and Nacogdoches businessman, Logan Warren, set out to purchase the most expensive Starbucks drink... and he succeeded. At a cost of $23.60, Warren says his beverage is the most expensive individual Starbucks drink on record.
Warren posted the story to bring attention to his self-created I.T. business, Geek on Call .
KETK caught up with Warren on Thursday afternoon. The phone interview is posted above.
Here's what he posted on his blog :
It’s not every day that you receive a coupon for one of the priciest beverage chains in the world! Armed with my Starbucks Rewards card, I decided to take the opportunity to find out just how much money I could pour into a Trenta—Starbucks’ whopping 31 ounce cup! After about a half-hour with a laughing barista, we created the most expensive drink possible: one Java Chip Frappuccino in a Trenta cup, 16 shots of espresso, a shot of soy milk, caramel flavoring, banana puree, strawberry puree, vanilla beans, Matcha powder, protein powder, and a drizzle of caramel and mocha.
The resulting beverage contains 1400mg of caffeine. According to Erowid, a widely respected drug catalog, a heavy caffeine dose is 400+mg. This drink has 3 times that. If I drank this all at once, it would put me in the hospital. Two of these would kill me.
The flavor? Tolerable, but not good. Imagine a coffee-based health food smoothie that will put you in the hospital if you drink it all. That’s how it tastes…like Jillian Michaels with a touch of Chuck Norris.