"I do not expect to ever complete the project", Winter -- who has spent more than $168,000 on Starbucks -- told the Daily Mail
, "as I have every reason to think that Starbucks will outlive me".
And if you ask comedian Lewis Black, the universe will surely end before Winter ever gets close, given the existence of a Starbucks across the street from a Starbucks
Presumably always buzzed, Winter plans to press on with his mission. But as he told Thrillist, it's more about the places, and less about the Pike Place, so to speak.
"While my Starbucking project has value to me in and of itself, a large part of my motivation is to continue to travel the world, to visit new places and favorite places", he said.
Check out the full list of stores Winter's visited here
-- from the conventional to the downright strange; of the world's weirdest Starbucks locations
, Winter has visited one inside a bank vault in Amsterdam and another housed inside a shipping container in Tukwila, Washington.
And you can track all the locations in the U.S. Winter still hasn't visited
, where baristas are just waiting to misspell
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. The first Frappuccino she ordered in New York had the name Khloe on it. Keep up with her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.