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Starbucks rolled out a new pricing plan last week, boosting the cost of some menu items by as much as 33 percent in several large U.S. and Canadian markets.
msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 1/18/2010 4:36:49 PM ET 2010-01-18T21:36:49

Starbucks' customers with complex orders may have to shell out a little more for the baristas' trouble.

The coffee chain rolled out a new pricing plan last week, boosting the cost of some menu items by as much as 33 percent in several large U.S. and Canadian markets, according to published reports.

However, customers with simple orders, like plain coffee, were rewarded: They saw prices decreased by around 10 cents, according to the New York Post.

The price of an extra shot of espresso jumped from 55 cents to 70 cents. Adding a shot of syrup to your latte rose 33 percent to 40 cents. For an example of how this can affect a drink's price: ordering the triple grande soy vanilla latte, which was already $5.55, is now $6.25, the paper reported.

Starbucks announced the changes last summer.

“This is as a part of our comprehensive approach to providing the value while balancing our business responsibilities,” spokeswoman Valerie O’Neil said at the time.

The New York Post and the AP contributed to this report.

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