The Amazing Number Of Drink Combos Starbucks Claims You Can Order

I've you've ever been face-to-face with a Starbucks menu board at least once in your life, you know how extensive it can be. But while the menu might have appeared loaded with options, you were likely unaware that what you saw before you was just the tip of the iceberg.

On a mission to change the way the typical American drinks coffee, Starbucks has been serving quality brews for over five decades, and within that period, the coffee powerhouse had the time to do some math. The Wall Street Journal confirms that a mind-blowing 87,000 different drink combinations can be ordered at Starbucks!

Next question — how is this possible? In order to reach this number, Insider explains that Starbucks has taken all of its core beverages and multiplied them by the number of potential customizations, resulting in thousands of options. Remember that modifiers can include temperature variations, caffeine levels, dairy choices, syrup options, and topping selections. The list is lengthy. And with an ever-evolving and seasonal menu, that number is likely even higher!

The Drink Options are Infinitesimal

Along with the endless number of ways that you can customize your coffee, Starbucks has a secret menu that includes off-the-menu beverages like the tangy key lime pie refresher, buttery shortbread cookie Frappuccino, and the fruity strawberry shortcake latte (via Taste of Home).

Interestingly, different Starbucks locations around the world even have varying beverage options. The Spruce Eats lists some unique drinks like the iced shaken green tea and prickly pear from Taiwan, Sakura blossom latte from Japan, red bean green tea Frappuccino from China, triple-coffee jelly Frappuccino from Thailand, and the ponche navideño from Mexico.

As for where all the ideas for these drinks come from — the answer varies. Some are crafted by Starbucks patrons or staff, while others might have been dreamed up at one of the unbranded secret shops that once served as a testing ground for new products, reports The Seattle Times. While new concoctions continue to roll in, one thing is for sure — the number of drink combos at Starbucks will only continue to grow!