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

|About: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)|By:, SA News Editor

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.