The new, nearly quart-size cups — meant only for iced coffee and tea — are available in 14 states starting today, and everyone, everywhere, should be able to indulge by early May. As the National Journal has pointed out with a handy chart, you will be indulging in a drink larger than most stomachs.
Trenta is Italian for 30 so it only makes sense that *$ new supersized drink contains … 31 ounces. (What’s wrong with Trentuno?) Is anyone going to say, “Trenta-size me.”
Trenta joins other words repurposed by *$ like
- Venti – “fan” (French), “wait” (Danish & Norwegian), 20 (Italian)
- Grande – “seniors" (French) or large (Spanish, Catalan, Italian)
- Tall – “I’m broke but want to hang out here anyway.”
Don’t know what they’ll charge for this beast but it shouldn’t be much more than a re-negotiated mortgage payment.