Okay, I’m tired of people/internet/media complaining about the drink sizes. It’s not like have any control over what was established.
Tall: So a long time ago, Starbucks used to have 2 sizes: Short (which still exists) and Tall. This makes a lot of sense. When the Short size got faded out, the Tall got demoted to the smallest size.
Grande: Grande was later added as the biggest size. It means “large/big” in not only Spanish, but Italian, French, and Portuguese also.
Venti: Since Grande was already the biggest size, they had to name the largest size something else. So instead of saying giving it the name extra-Large (or something equally as shitty), it’s called Venti because there are 20 ounces in them. Later on, cold Venti drinks got 4 more ounces added— I assume to make up for the ice.
Trenta: Means 30. Because there are 30 ounces (okay, there are 31 and I’ll admit, I don’t know why the hell they did that. The general idea is there). Introduced a few summers ago t
o get you to pay more money. Iced drinks only, not including frappuccinos.
We’re not stupid. Just very bad at planning ahead.