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Starbucks 31-Ounce Trenta Size Arrives in Seattle March 6

Move over, venti. There’s a new comically enormous beverage in town.

By Allecia Vermillion February 17, 2012

Mermaid. Super-sized. Photo courtesy of Starbucks.

Good people of Seattle: Starbucks has confirmed that its colossal trenta-sized cups (that would be 31 fluid ounces) will arrive in our part of the world March 6.

Team Mermaid launched the trenta in a few states last year, a move inspired a few memorable web moments, including the guy who poured an entire bottle of wine into a trenta cup, and a chart positing that the cups are bigger than the average human stomach. And as of March 6, the entire nation can laugh knowingly at these jokes.

Now, as before, the trenta will only be available for cold drinks (iced coffee, iced tea, and the like). However, as Eater National noted recently, this super-sized drink adds a new level of complexity to that old game of attempting to order the most expensive Starbucks drink possible.

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