**Why Starbucks Coffee Sizes Aren’t Small, Medium, and Large**

- Short. This Starbucks size offers eight fluid ounces, the perfect size for cappuccinos, according to Business Insider.
- Tall. Tall is the smallest of all Starbucks sizes you’ll see posted on the regular menu, coming in at a whopping 12 fluid ounces.
- Grande.
- Venti.
- Trenta Cold.

## What are the sizes for Starbucks?

First of all, here are the size options: tall (12 ounces), grande (16), venti (24), and trenta (31). Let’s briefly address tall. This designation by the coffee company is considered by many to be a classic instance of corporate language manipulation. Tall sounds like small but means something close to the opposite.

## What is the smallest size in Starbucks?

**Why Starbucks Coffee Sizes Aren’t Small, Medium, and Large**

- Short. This Starbucks size offers eight fluid ounces, the perfect size for cappuccinos, according to Business Insider.
- Tall. Tall is the smallest of all Starbucks sizes you’ll see posted on the regular menu, coming in at a whopping 12 fluid ounces.
- Grande.
- Venti.
- Trenta Cold.

## Why is Starbucks Grande Venti tall?

Grande is Italian for ‘large,’ venti means ‘twenty,’ and trenta is ‘thirty’. The sizes originated when Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks, opened his first coffee shop in Seattle in 1986. The shop, called Il Giornale, had just three sizes: short, tall, and grande.

## Did Starbucks change their sizes?

The standard coffee cup sizes haven’t changed, although they have added larger sizes due to customer requests. The cold drink sizes are a little different; no Short, Tall and Grande are the same size as the hot drinks, Venti is 24 oz. instead of 20, and the iced Trenta is 30 oz.

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