My husband finally reached the last circle on his get-a-free-coffee card from Dunkin’ Donuts, good for a free coffee of any size, so he bought…


Who on earth drinks that much coffee that Dunkin’ Donuts offers a size that big? And for that matter, why not just buy their Box O’ Joe and be done with it?

Here are more photos for scale:

Thirty-two ounces of coffee.

Bigger than a 5-year-old’s arm.

That’s about how much coffee I usually drink…



  • Leisureguy

    I used to drink each morning the equivalent of two Starbucks “grandes”, each a pint—so the total is equal to the quart container that Dunkin’ Donuts offers. Still, that’s an enormous container, and the coffee in the second half is apt to be cold by the time you get to it. (I now drink just one pint of coffee each morning.)

  • Kate

    This hurts me. Our biggest size at work is 12 ounces. I am not sure how someone can drink much more coffee than that in one sitting. I sure can’t and I’m a pro.

  • eugene

    that is pretty impressive. i love the “america runs on dunkin donuts” slogan. america loves its giant drinks. it is the land of the free refills and if you can find a bigger drink elsewhere then the terrorists have already won.

  • Kate

    I can’t believe I’m quoting my boss, but James Freeman, the owner of my company, was quoted in some magazine somewhere saying the following, which I think has some real truth in it

    “Serving size is about the American fear of death. Instead of a great, short experience, people want to prolong a mediocre experience.”

  • Christian

    Awesome job on the comparative measurements and conservation of mass. That brings home the idea of how large that monster is very well.

    I’m guessing this is an all-day sipper, though I can’t imagine the recipe is sophisticated enough to provide a kaleidoscope of flavors as the temperature shifts.

  • Kristen

    I can speak no ill of the double-D, but no: this is not a sipping leisurely coffee. This is a drink-it-while-its-hot-and-get-on-with-your-day coffee. It’s good, but it’s… utilitarian.