The morning grind: Consumers starting paying higher prices at Starbucks (SBUX) today with some...

The morning grind: Consumers starting paying higher prices at Starbucks (SBUX) today with some drinks as much as $0.10 higher. The price hike isn't expected to give any help to Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) and McDonald's (MCD) which have kept their coffee prices level despite the higher cost of milk that is serving as a potential margin irritant for Q3.

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  • Michael Bryant
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    (SBUX) has people addicted to it. They will buy it no matter what. Coffee is free at work.
    25 Jun 2013, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • Investor Talkroom
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    Lol. Don't you have to show up and work to get free coffee?
    25 Jun 2013, 09:29 AM Reply Like
  • Hunter Straus
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    Most McDonalds and Dunkin' Donuts customers who purchase coffee get it black or with a small amount of cream/sugar in it. Customers more often go to Starbucks for its iced coffee drinks which have lots of cream and dairy products in them, hence the price increase.
    25 Jun 2013, 12:49 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    I get iced coffee all the time at (DNKN). And I hardly see a person getting black coffee there. One lady got iced coffee with creme and sugar then went back to the clerk and asked if they put creme and sugar in it. They said yes. Obviously they did, because you can tell by the light color of the coffee in the plastic cup. But it wasn't sweet enough for her so she went to the counter and pour SIX bags of sweetener in it. So maybe some Americans just like the sweeter (SBUX) coffee.
    30 Jun 2013, 11:11 PM Reply Like
  • jackooo
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    If 10 cents will kill you do what I suggested a month ago.
    Go to 7/11 and when a customer drops the empty coffee cup in the trash grab it! There is always a little coffee left. If you get get 13 of these cups just pour the coffee into one cup. You should have about a 1/2 a cup. Then pour the cream into the cup to lighten the coffee. I know it is cold by now so you ask the attendant to heat it up.
    You will love this because it is FREEEEEE!!!!
    25 Jun 2013, 12:59 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    Tell that to those who stand in the sidewalks asking for money. I don't have time to wait around in a 7/11 store. You probably noticed I am not here that often nor have I wrote an article in months. I work 6-7 days a week, so I'll go with the free coffee at work. I also bought a $6 mug at my local gas station, and get free coffee if I use the mug on Wednesdays. Plus, (DNKN) often gives coupons for their coffee every now and then.
    30 Jun 2013, 11:22 PM Reply Like
  • tampabay
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    FREEEE.....sounds like you have been there before.....
    25 Jun 2013, 08:05 PM Reply Like
  • seahawks11
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    Starbucks is the best coffee!! Everybody wants to get paid more so prices have to go up simple economics. I will always go to Starbucks for great coffee and one of the few places you still get great service! Thank you Starbucks!!
    26 Jun 2013, 01:14 AM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    I think Cup a Joe is better, but some people really are picky on taste of coffee. When I did not drink much coffee, all coffee tasted about the same to me. Now, I drink enough coffee to tell the difference. But some people may be even pickier. I drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day. I would expect a more frequent coffee drinker to be pickier on taste.
    30 Jun 2013, 11:29 PM Reply Like
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