Starbucks just raised its prices across the US … again
According to The Associated Press, the coffee company announced Thursday that it will increase the price of a regular drip coffee by 10 cents to 20 cents starting this week in most U.S. stores. For example, a small (also known as a tall) cup of brewed coffee will sell for $1.95 to $2.15 in a majority of locations. The report did not specify which ones.
The news may be an upset for aficionados of a regular cup of joe, but it won’t affect customers who like other kinds of coffee. AP reports that Starbucks said the prices on lattes and iced coffees in most stores will remain unchanged.
In September, certain menu items were raised 10 percent, including some espresso drinks, brewed coffee, bacon gouda breakfast sandwiches, and cookies. Depending on the area, the increases ranged from 10 to 30 cents.
When asked what is the reason behind the most recent increase, a Starbucks spokesperson told Today that the decision was made on a “product-by-product and market-by-market basis.”