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it takes one cup of ground coffee to Philadelphia Flyers Ice hockey team one nation under God shirt and in general, the retail prices are determined by the cost of ingredients, plus the time spent making the drinks. If it takes three minutes to make a Vivano smoothie, or one to two minutes making a custom Frappuccino, it’s going to cost more because you could sell ten or more drip coffees in that time frame. Not that I’m trying to stick up for Starbucks, I just figured maybe this would help clear up some misconceptions.