Starbucks Employees Are Sharing The Most Extreme Orders They've Seen

Yes, needlessly complicated Starbucks orders are nothing short of the bread and butter of food industry reporting. One read through Delish's or HuffPost's archives is enough to prove that Starbucks baristas really, truly, deserve the title written on their aprons: that of "coffee master."  But if Starbucks' customers' orders reached pinnacles of unreasonableness years ago, Starbucks modern-day employees have taken to Twitter to attest that, in 2021, some customers have taken to torturously elaborate orders as if getting a morning coffee was an Olympic sport. 

There are those who would argue in a court of law that, as per one Twitter user, "People who don't enjoy making customized coffee drinks shouldn't work where people come to buy customized coffee. If I agree to pay a ridiculous price, I get to ask for ridiculous coffee." Those who would enter Starbucks' high prices into evidence would hardly be wrong. Among the current, unofficial world-record holders for the most expensive Starbucks drink is William E. Lewis Jr., who ordered a venti flat white with coconut milk and 170 espresso shots at a Bethesda, Maryland Starbucks in 2017 and dished out $148.99 for it (via Local Talk News). Still, wait until you read these extreme orders. 

How much is too much to ask for at Starbucks?

How much is too much to ask for at Starbucks? We all love to order from the chain's secret menu, but how many extra pumps of sauces and syrups is one too many? On their Twitter account, one current Starbucks employee recently posted a picture of an unquestionably extreme order, and captioned it, "On today's episode of why I wanna quit my job." On May 1, 2021, "Edward," ordered a caramel crunch Frapp with: five bananas, extra caramel drizzle, extra ice, an extra cinnamon dollop on top, seven pumps of added dark caramel sauce, extra caramel crunch, one pump of Honey Blend, and heavy cream, among other things.

And if "Edward's" order seems exaggerated to you, wait until you hear about "Yunmeng's." As per another photo-documented tweet, "Yungmen" recently ordered a Mocha Cookie Frapp, with twelve banans, three times extra whipped cream, extra pumpkin topping, three pumps of chestnuts syrup, extra praline topping, extra dark chocolate curls, extra cocoa powder, three pumps of ginger syrup, three pumps of toffee nut syrup, three pumps of pumpkin sauce, three pumps of raspberry syrup, three pumps of cinnamon dolce, five pumps of mocha, and three pumps of creme brulee, among other additions. Also, they ordered it "non-fat." Don't go getting any ideas.