US man claims world's priciest Starbucks

NESHA PRAKASH
Last updated 15:00 29/05/2014
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US man claims this US$54.75 concoction is the world's priciest Starbucks.

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Caffeine addicts of the world, meet your leader.

Andrew Chifari claims to have created the world's most expensive Starbucks drink, containing 60 shots of espresso and costing a staggering US$54.75 (NZ$64.50).

It's called the Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino. Yum?

According to Consumerist, Chifari entered his local Starbucks in Dallas, Texas, armed with a 128-ounce glass, his Starbucks Gold member loyalty card and a dream. Cardholders are entitled to free drink every twelfth purchase, which Chifari used to pay for his monstrosity of a coffee.

Chifari takes the over-caffeinated title from Beau Chevassus, who set the record last year with the Quadriginoctuple Frap, a 48 shot concoction of pure caffeine costing almost $48.

"The $47.30 guy put in two bananas, strawberry, matcha powder, pumpkin spice and lots of other things that probably don't go well together and definitely don't go well with 40 shots of espresso," Andrew told Consumerist in an email. "They help raise the price, so I can't fault him for the strategy, but I didn't want to go that route."

Apparently the feat was a team effort. Andrew explained his goal to the baristas at the Starbucks who quickly got on board. The entire process of concocting the "coffee" took about 10 minutes.

"I gotta say, it was delicious," Chifari said, who only drank one-third of his order on the spot (that's 20 shots' worth).

But he tweeted on Wednesday that he had almost finished drinking it.

For those thinking of ordering a Sexagintuple Frap during their next Starbucks visit, think twice. Consumerist estimates that Andrew's drink contained 4.5 grams of caffeine and notes previous studies which claim 10 grams of caffeine is lethal to adults.

Linda Mills, a Starbucks rep, also condemned the idea when speaking with Seattle Weekly.

"This type of beverage order is totally excessive and not something we encourage people to do," she said. "It's pretty inedible. Nor is it safe."

It's something Chifari can think about as he lay awake for, what we estimate to be, the next seven years of his life.

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