Coffee Buzz Kill

Starbucks Shakes Up Prices

Coffee purists should rejoice while treat-lovers despair. Simple Starbucks beverages such as plain coffee and lattes will see price cuts between 5 and 15 cents while "complex" beverages such as the Frappuccino will see price hikes as high as 30 cents, the Associated Press reports. Overall, more Starbucks prices will be increased than will be lowered or unchanged under the plan, and the increases average 10 to 15 cents. Although Starbucks won't say how many cities are getting the price changes, there are plans to expand the new pricing plan nationwide in the coming months.