Starbucks is almost everywhere, with locations easily accessible to most people without having to go out of their way. However, the prices for many Starbucks drinks are high, especially if you’re ordering every day or even multiple times per day.
You may be looking to participate in the Starbucks most expensive drink challenge or looking to treat yourself to something special on your birthday.
If you’re a Starbucks fan but are concerned about the price of your drink and how it compares to the most expensive Starbucks drink, then check out the details below.
Most Expensive Starbucks Drink
The most expensive standard Starbucks drinks you can order are their Frappuccino blended beverages, such as the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino, which costs $6.25 for a Venti (large) serving.
|Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino||$5.25||$5.75||$6.25|
|Strawberry Creme Frappuccino||$4.95||$5.45||$5.95|
|Pumpkin Spiced Latte||$5.25||$5.75||$6.25|
|Salted Caramel Mocha||$5.25||$5.75||$6.25|
|Toasted Graham Cracker Latte||$5.25||$5.75||$6.25|
Prices for Starbucks drinks can change based on your location, but the highest-priced drinks still stay the same, the price may just be different in your local Starbucks.
Some Starbucks limited edition or seasonal beverages, like the Pumpkin Spiced Latte, Salted Caramel Mocha, or Toasted Graham Cracker Latte in a Venti size, can cost $6.25 or close to the local cost of your Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino.
Some of the blended creme frappuccinos cost less, such as the Strawberry Creme Frappuccino, which only costs $5.95 but is still on the expensive side of Starbucks drinks.
If you get Starbucks delivery your costs will increase further depending on the service you use.
Most Expensive Starbucks Drink Modifications
Modifying your Starbucks drink can increase the price considerably, different types of milk, extra shots, or other enhancements can increase the price. Adding standard changes to a Venti Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino can increase the price from $6.25 to $10.95.
|Modification||Additional Cost||Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino|
|Standard Venti Drink||$6.25|
|Add Oat or Soy Milk||$0.80||$7.05|
|1 Affogato-Style Shots||$1||$8.05|
|1 Espresso Shots||$1||$9.05|
|1 Extra Frappuccino Chips||$0||Free|
|1 Extra Pump Frappuccino Roast||$0||Free|
|1 Extra Syrup Flavor||$0.80||$9.85|
|Extra Caramel Drizzle||$0.60||$10.45|
|Extra Whip cream||$0||Free|
Some of the modifications are free, such as adding additional frappuccino chips or pumps, but this must be the flavor already included in the drink. If you add a different flavor, the cost is $0.80 per chip or pump.
For modifying your sweetener, there is no additional charge, and if you’re already getting whipped cream, then there is no additional charge either.
The additional cost is per pump/shot/addition, so one extra shot that costs $1 will be another $1 for one more extra shot and so on. This is typically the way to get the most expensive drink possible, pump as many extra shots or flavors into your drink as possible.
How The Most Expensive Drink Compares To Other Drinks
Starbucks has a range of hot and cold drinks to choose from, and the prices range by a few dollars between each type of drink, a venti dark roast coffee is $3.45 vs. the most expensive standard drink at $6.25.
|Dark Roast Coffee||$3.45|
|Earl Grey Tea||$3.45|
|Steamed Apple Juice||$3.45|
|Iced Caffe Americano||$3.75|
|Evolution Fresh Orange||$3.95|
|Iced Black Tea||$4.25|
|Honey Citrus Mist Tea||$4.45|
|Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino||$6.25|
The Starbucks Pink Drink is one of the most famous drinks on their menu, and it does cost much more than most other drinks on the menu at $5.75, but it still isn’t the most expensive drink.
Very basic drinks like black coffee or earl grey tea will be the cheapest options at around $3.45 for a venti serving or $2.85 for a small, which is going to be your cheapest drink option at Starbucks unless you get a water which is free.
Starbucks Coffee Price Comparison
Starbucks has been fighting for the top spot as the most popular coffee chain in the US for some time against Dunkin Donuts and Mcdonald’s, though Starbucks has the most expensive standard coffee and many more options to add to the cost.
|Coffee Shop||Cost For Standard Coffee|
Comparing expensive drink options from competitors against Starbucks’ most expensive drink comes out with Starbucks on top ith the most expensive drinks.
There are even challenges to push the limit on Starbucks options, with some people getting drinks worth over $100 thanks to the additional pumps, shots, and options available in Starbucks drinks.
Starbucks vs. Mcdonald’s Coffee Price
The cheapest coffee option from the big brands is $1.49 for a large coffee at Mcdonald’s, and your available options to increase the price are very minimal with Mcdonald’s coffee.
Starbucks vs. Dunkin Donuts Coffee Price
Dunkin Donuts ranks 3rd in the priciest standard coffee from the major brands at $2.68 and doesn’t have anywhere near the options that Starbucks has available in coffee and extras to add to your coffee.
Starbucks vs. Tim Hortons Coffee Price
Tim Hortons sells more coffee than almost any other coffee chain in the US or Canada, and only Starbucks beats them in coffee sales. Tim Hortons is arguably the most popular Canadian brand and is making a large push into America with 550 stores already.
Tim Horton’s most expensive drinks are the Iced Capp’s at $5.19 for a large, which is still less than the most expensive Starbucks drink at $6.25.