Have you ever tried to place the longest Starbucks order possible, or wondered what the most complicated coffee order might look like?
While it's difficult to determine the exact longest Starbucks order, it's clear that Starbucks allows customers to customize their orders to a high degree.
I've been curious about testing the limits of Starbucks customization lately. Come with me and explore the longest Starbucks order that has been documented online.
The Longest and Most Complicated Starbucks Order
Some customers enjoy customizing their drinks to their specific preferences and may enjoy the challenge of creating a unique and complex order.
Others may be looking for a drink tailored to their taste, and are willing to take the time to specify their desired modifications and additions.
One of the most well-known, original and complicated Starbucks orders is the "Ridiculously Long Coffee Order," which consists of a single drink with a very long and detailed list of modifications and additions.
This is definitely a barista's nightmare!
What Exactly Is In It?
This order includes a Venti iced coffee with:
- extra caramel drizzle
- whipped cream
- vanilla bean powder
- honey blend
- toffee nut syrup
- extra caramel drizzle
- Venti Caramel Crunch Frappuccino
- salted caramel mocha latte
- caramel macchiato.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE
The order also includes instructions for light ice, half-calf milk, and coconut milk, as well as requests for whipped cream, cold brew, and caramel sauce.
While the "Ridiculously Long Coffee Order" has gained some notoriety online, it is not an official menu item at Starbucks and may not be possible to order at all locations.
Additionally, it is not clear whether this is the longest order that has ever been placed at Starbucks, as the company does not publicly disclose information about individual customer orders.
Well, until now.
The above contender has been replaced by a new Starbucks drink called the "Edward." The "Edward" is a Venti Caramel Crunch Frappuccino customized with 13 ingredients:
This order is named after one customer whose long order went viral after a barista posted an image of the cup on Twitter.
This might be one of the most complicated Starbucks caramel drinks we've ever seen!
Starbucks baristas are known for their ability to handle a wide variety of complicated orders, and many customers appreciate the skill and attention to detail required to prepare these types of drinks.
However, it's worth noting that while complicated orders can be a fun and enjoyable part of the Starbucks experience, they may also pose challenges for both customers and baristas.
For example, customers may have to spend extra time specifying their desired modifications and additions, and baristas may have to spend extra time preparing the drink, which could lead to longer wait times for other customers.
Additionally, it's important to keep in mind that the length of an order does not necessarily reflect its quality or taste, and it is ultimately up to the individual customer to decide what goes into their order.
Is The Starbucks Longest Drink Worth It?
In the name of science and curiosity, I recently went down to my local Starbucks and dared to order The Edward.
I admit that I felt ridiculous rattling off this laundry list of customizations - and I could tell my barista would rather have done anything but work through a drink this complex.
Nonetheless, they got to work, occasionally checking an item with me as they did. It took a little longer than normal (which was completely understandable all things considered) but my barista handled it like a champ.
Finally holding a surprisingly hefty The Edward in my hands felt just as ridiculous as ordering it. I could feel myself becoming That One Customer in the eyes of my local baristas.
Making my peace with the fact that I could never visit this location again, I exited the Starbucks and gave it a try.
Honestly, it was a complete sugar bomb. The so-called longest drink is a taste overload that completely shot my tastebuds out of the water.
Nothing about it was balanced: too much sugar, too much coffee, too much everything. There was no way that I could finish this absolute beast.
I will absolutely not be ordering it again and do not recommend trying it for yourself. It was definitely not worth both the price and shame on my name in the eyes of my local Starbucks baristas.
Do not waste your time (and money) on this borderline undrinkable drink. Get something you actually will enjoy instead.
Nutritional Value Of The Starbucks Longest Drink
So, how many calories, caffeine, and sugar does this longest Starbucks order has?
This customized Venti Caramel Crunch Frappuccino contains
- over 1,030 calories
- 170 grams of carbs
- 100 grams of sugar
- 75 mg of cholesterol
- 9 grams of protein.
By comparison, a standard Venti Caramel Crunch Frappuccino without customization contains 570 calories.
If the barista mixes the customized version of the Caramel Crunch Frappuccino according to the listed specifications, it will exceed the standard measures for a Venti cup in every category.
For example, adding extra Starbucks whipped cream increases the -
- fat content by 4 grams
- adds 40 calories to the drink.
- The extra honey pump adds 28 calories
- 7 grams of carbs
- each pump of dark caramel sauce adds 50 calories
- 13 grams of sugar to the standard menu frappuccino.
- Each banana adds 75 calories, 16 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fat, and 2 grams of protein to the drink.
How To Make Starbucks's Longest Order At Home
Here is a recipe for a homemade version of a customized caramel crunch frappuccino inspired by the longest Starbucks order:
- 1Brew a cup of coffee using your preferred method. If desired, you can add a little extra sweetness by using Sweet N'Low or another artificial sweetener.
- 2In a blender, combine the brewed coffee, whole milk, vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, hazelnut syrup, vanilla syrup, Sweet N'Low (if using), and extra salt (if using). Blend until smooth and well combined.
- 3Pour the blended mixture into a glass, and top with light whip cream and additional caramel sauce or Frappuccino chips, if desired.
- 4Serve immediately and enjoy!
What's The Largest Size You Can Order At Starbucks?
The Trenta size is the largest size available at Starbucks for iced drinks.
It holds 30 ounces, which is about 3.75 cups of liquid, and is only available for certain types of iced drinks, including iced coffee, cold brew, Starbucks refreshers, iced teas, and shaken iced tea lemonades.
You can get quite a few Starbucks Trenta drinks but keep in mind, not all drinks come in this size.
For example, iced espresso beverages, such as iced lattes and iced Americanos, are not available in this size.
Additionally, Starbucks Frappuccinos, which are a type of frozen coffee drink, are not available in the Trenta size.
If you're looking for the largest Starbucks order, the Trenta size may be a good option for certain types of Starbucks iced coffee drinks.
Which Starbucks Drink Has The Longest Name?
The Starbucks drink with the longest name is the Venti cup of Double Ristretto with Iced Vanilla Double Shot and Organic Chocolate Brownie Decaf coffee; Nonfat half-breve double blended upside-down with whipped cream and foam, extra hot Gingerbread Frappuccino, a Nutrasweet and a Sweet N’Low, finally touched with some ice.
Starbucks is a popular choice for many customers because of its commitment to providing high-quality drinks and excellent service.
The staff at Starbucks are willing to go the extra mile to understand and fulfill their customers' unique and sometimes peculiar long orders to ensure that everyone leaves the shop satisfied.
What Are Other Unusual Starbucks Orders?
The Edward is not the only wild order that Starbucks baristas have contended with - especially with the rise of secret Starbucks menu drink recipes on TikTok.
There have been many notable orders throughout the years, including:
- Venti Caramel Frappuccino with 30 Splenda
- Lemonade with a shot of espresso
- Strawberry Acai with a shot of espresso
- Grande Pike with 30 pumps of classic syrup, two splenda, and extra steamed cream
- Venti passion tea with no water, sub heavy cream, six sugar-free vanilla and three scoops of matcha
And so many more!
Honestly, looking through r/Starbucks has made me feel significantly better about my normal drink orders (and my life choices in general).
Common Starbucks Longest Order Questions
What are the most annoying types of Starbucks orders for Baristas?
Orders with a lot of modification and customization, especially during peak hours will likely be the most annoying for any barista.
What is the hardest drink for a barista to make?
The Ristretto is the hardest drink to make for baristas.
Which Starbucks drink is the easiest to make?
Latte and cold brew drinks are the easiest drinks to make.
What is the most popular Starbucks menu item?
The most popular item in the Starbucks menu depends on your location, but in the US, it's the Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso.
With the rise of the mobile order and the increasing popularity of attempts to set new records for the longest Starbucks order, we will likely see more intricate orders in the future.
Whether you prefer a simple cup of coffee or a customized drink with a long list of ingredients, Starbucks is always ready to accommodate your needs and help you enjoy your favorite beverages.