LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As declared at 12 p.m. PDT on October 15 by a Guinness World Record Official, GourmetGiftBaskets.com has broken the Guinness World Record for the Largest Cup of Coffee at Blog World Expo, in Las Vegas Nevada. The record in the making began brewing at 4 a.m. PDT October 15 and the last cup was poured in right before 12 p.m. A giant 8x8 foot specially constructed coffee mug holds the 2,010 gallons of fresh coffee. 2,010 gallons is equivalent to 32,160 cups of fresh brewed coffee.
The previous record was set in 2007 at only 911.5 gallons. GourmetGiftBaskets.com broke this record early in the day at 7:45 a.m. and kept on going! Ryan Abood, CEO of GourmetGiftBaskets.com, saw the previous record and thought "now this will be an easy one to break." Not quite "easy," but definitely rewarding and something everyone at Blog World Expo, the world's largest social media conference, has been talking about for days.
Upon breaking the World's Largest Cup of Coffee, Abood and his team of 15 GourmetGiftBaskets.com employees also broke the Guinness World Record for World's Largest Cup of Iced Coffee on October 16, implementing the same system they perfected with the hot cup of joe but with a little more tweaking. The iced coffee was required to be below 45 degrees and it took 3,500 pounds of ice to attain the record breaking temperature. Not to mention, they had to empty out 100 gallons of coffee to accommodate the ice and after taking all day to perfect, finally broke the record as the show's doors were closing!
"We wanted to break both records because we had this massive cup and thought, we'd be crazy not to," says Ryan Abood, CEO of GourmetGiftBaskets.com. "We had all the tools necessary and loved the challenge!" Check out our YouTube Videos documenting the iced coffee drama and the rest of our Guinness World Record experience.
Companies that aided in the breaking of these records include: Terracon Corporation of Boston supplied the storage tank that is the foundation of the cup, Chisel Productions Inc. of Georgia is constructed a coffee cup and handle around the tank using a sculpted foam with a hard polyurethane finish, Kerry/ X Cafe of Princeton, MA provided the 100 percent Columbian Arabica blend coffee, Logo Loc LTD of New Hampshire provided quality custom t-shirts, Marich Confectionary of California donated samples of their Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans and Bunn-O-Matic Corporation of Springfield, IL supplied the high volume coffee dispensers designed to meet the requirements of the world record attempt.
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