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World's Most Expensive Starbucks Drink Costs $47.30

Meet the Quadriginoctuple Frap, possibly the most expensive drink you can order from Starbucks. This is a drink that started life as 48 shots of espresso and somehow managed to cram two bananas, matcha powder, and pretty much everything Starbucks is authorized to drizzle on your beverage. Final damage? $47.30 after a 10-cent discount for bringing his own mug.

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The creator of this monstrous beverage is Beau Chevassus. Chevassus is a self-described "Friendly Hyper Christian Fellow," which we presume means that he's hyper and Christian as opposed to hyper-Christian. Either way, what we're trying to say is that there's a pretty good chance this guy drinks coffee like water.

The reason he had to supply his own gargantuan travel mug is fairly obvious. Had he been restricted to a piddly 31-ounce trenta he never would have been able to cram in both bananas or all 48 shots. Indeed, it looks like his 52-ounce travel mug was barely able to contain the beast as it is.

Of course, this makes us wonder whether some ground rules need to be laid down for "Most Expensive Starbucks Drink Ever." Wouldn't it be more fair to restrict that title to what can be placed in the largest available standard Starbucks container? Otherwise, this quickly becomes a competition to find "The Most Expensive Starbucks Drink That a Former Barista Was Able to Convince His Coworkers to Dispense Into The Bed of a Pickup Truck." Perhaps we need an intermediate weight class as well? Most expensive man-portable Starbucks drink?

If you feel obligated to try your own hand at making The World's Most Expensive Swimming Pool of Coffee, please try to keep in mind that you might not want to drink it all yourself. The Quadriginoctuple Frap had 48 shots of espresso in it , which works out to more than 10 times the recommended adult dosage of caffeine. Long story short, unless you have a simply monstrous capacity for caffeine consumption, drinking all of that will likely earn you a quick trip the emergency room. Of course, if you can choke down 52 ounces of sugary caffeinated beverage that is almost twice the capacity of the average stomach, you might want to start training for your caffeine suicide now. Or maybe just buy a bunch of those party straws so you can share it with friends like a coffee fish bowl.

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Ando Muneno
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