I feel like we've all just accepted the fact that Starbucks drinks come in Tall, Grande, Venti and Trenta (for select cold drinks only).

But have you ever wondered why the drink sizes have these names? Why not "small, medium, large and XL"??

CHICAGO - JULY 30:  Customers sit inside a Starbucks coffee shop July 30, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Starbucks Corp. today posted a $6.7 million third-quarter loss and lowered its outlook for the year.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Well apparently, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz was working on another coffee chain at the same time as Starbucks, where the drinks were called "short, tall and grande" - but after traveling around Italy in 1983, he wanted the new shop (Starbucks) to reflect the places he saw in his travels. 

He also decided to add "Venti" to the menu, which meant there was not room for "short" - although you can still order the 8oz drink for a teeny tiny coffee pick me up!

But really, it's all because Howard traveled to Italy and was inspired! No other reason.

Now all this coffee talk is making me need one ASAP.


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