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.”