Starbucks Facts: It Has 87,000 Possible Drink Combinations

Did you just get a cup of coffee (oh, I'm sorry ... venti non-fat extra dry cappuccino) from Starbucks? Did you know that you've just ordered 1 of the 87,000 possible combinations of drinks there?

Brynn Mannino of Woman's Day wrote an interesting article about the 9 Things You Didn't Know About Starbucks:

1. There are over 87,000 drink combination possibilities.

We knew they had a big menu, but 87,000 options? In 2008, the company included this number as part of a full-page advertisement in two national newspapers. Starbucks spokeswoman Lisa Passe explained how they came up with it to a Wall Street Journal blogger: "If you take all of our core beverages, multiply them by the modifiers and the customization options, you get more than 87,000 combinations.”

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If that's the case then my local coffeeshop has over 300,000 drinks because they sure as hell have way more modifiers than Starbucks.
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