Starbucks Drink Sizes and Holiday Cups

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From demi to venti, see all the cup sizes Starbucks drinks come in. Plus, see their new holiday cups for 2020!

Starbucks cups in different sizes.

Starbucks Cup Sizes

Demi (3 ounces)
The smallest Starbucks cup is used for espresso shots. Demi is short for demitasse, which translates to “half-cup” in French. It’s the perfect size for a double shot of espresso (2 ounces) or a macchiato (about 3 ounces).

Short (8 ounces)
The short is the smallest size cup you can order for a drink. At 8 ounces, it’s only used for hot drinks like flat whites so you won’t be able to order a frappuccino in this size. It’s not a size that’s shown on the menu so not a lot of people know this cup size is available. A coffee drink in a short contains 1 shot of espresso.

Tall (12 ounces)
A tall at 12 ounces is considered Starbucks’ small on the menu. Hot and cold drinks can be ordered in this size. A coffee drink in a tall also contains 1 shot of espresso. An Americano contains 2 shots.

Grande (16 ounces)
Grande means large in other languages like Spanish and Italian but it’s Starbucks’ medium. Pronounced GRAHN-DEH, both hot and cold drinks can be ordered in this size. A grande contains 2 shots of espresso shots. An Americano ordered in this size has 3 espresso shots.

Venti (20 ounces)
Venti, pronounced VEN-TEE, translates to the number 20 in Italian. This is Starbucks’ large size. Depending on whether you order a cold or hot drink, the cup sizes vary though. A hot venti drink comes in a 20 ounce cup but a cold venti drink comes in a 24 ounce cup. A hot venti contains 2 shots of espresso but a venti Americano has 4 shots. A cold venti has 3 shots of espresso.

Trenta (31 ounces)
The trenta drink size is only available in plastic for cold drinks. This is the largest cup size at Starbucks and no hot drinks can be ordered in this size. Trenta means 30 in Italian (although the cup size is 31 ounces) and it’s pronounced TREN-TA. No espresso drinks are made in this size so there isn’t a standard number of shots in this cup size. So you can order an iced coffee in this size but not an iced latte.

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A line of Starbucks holiday 2020 cups.

Starbucks Holiday Cups 2020

At Starbucks, the holidays started in early November with the white cups being replaced by their holiday cups.

There are four designs in total.

Did you know that they gave out free collectible red holiday cups (limited quantity) on November 6th to customers that ordered a holiday drink at participating Starbucks stores in the United States? This year was the third year they gave out the cups.


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