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Jan172011

Starbucks to Offer New Supersized Trenta Cup

Photo Courtesy - Starbucks Coffee Company(SEATTLE) -- Coffee addicts have a new reason to celebrate -- Starbucks announced Sunday it will begin offering a new menu item: the 31-ounce Trenta cup.

The new size is seven ounces larger than the current Venti and will be used exclusively for iced coffee, iced tea and lemonade beverages, the company said in a press release.

For a lucky few, Tuesday is the day to supersize your favorite coffee treat. That's when Arizona, Texas, Florida and 14 other states will roll out the new size, followed by California on Feb. 1. The rest of the country will have to wait until May 3, when all of the coffee shops in the U.S. will begin serving the Trenta.

The Trenta will be an average of 50 cents more than the Venti, the next largest size.

Starbucks Corp has unveiled a variety of changes over the past several months as they step up to fend off their latest competition, McDonald's McCafe. In 2009, the world's largest fast-food chain took a new approach to their menu and offered a variety of coffee-house-style beverages, including frappes, fruit smoothies, and lattes at much cheaper prices than Starbucks' equivalents.

But Starbucks continues to stay ahead of the curve. The company is going over plans to begin serving regional wine and beer and artisan cheeses, and redesign the locations for a cozier and greener vibe, according to a new prototype by Starbucks executives.

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