Step aside Venti. Welcome, the Trenta.
Starbucks is testing a bigger drink dubbed the Trenta in two major U.S. markets. The new 31-ounce size is good for only iced coffee ($3.30) and iced tea ($2.60) drinks. The super-size cup is sold in cafes in Phoenix, AZ and Tampa, FL.
“It is simply a new item we are testing in response to our customers (asking) for larger iced tea and coffee,” Starbucks said.
The big drink option comes as McDonald’s challenges Starbucks in the morning with its new McCafe drinks. It’s unclear if Trenta will come to Southern California.
Starbucks declined to talk about future test markets. The Trenta is seven ounces larger than Starbucks’ biggest cup, a Venti. Though the size is bigger, Starbucks was quick to point out that unsweetened Trenta beverages are less than 5 calories. Sweetened iced coffee or tea in a Trenta cup would be less than 200 calories, the company added. (Thanks for the tip Don!)