Although Starbucks raised the prices of some of their beverages in early October, the Starbucks on campus will not increase its prices.
“We are not adjusting our prices. Our prices are going to remain as is for the rest of the university’s fiscal year. Every spring we re-evaluate our prices,” said Robert Genser, Chartwells resident district manager. “Our Starbucks prices are lower than any other corporate store. We are lower on 98 percent of our drinks, trying to give our students the best deal possible.”
The price of green Arabica coffee and raw ingredients such as dairy, sugar and cocoa have risen to record highs this year. Therefore, Starbucks has risen the price of frappuccinos, lattes, and other complex drinks.
Ana Ramirez, freshman psy-chology major, said she thinks she would be affected by the price increase.
“I drink coffee at Starbucks almost daily and I don’t want to spend that much money on coffee because I’m on a budget,” said Ramirez.
The price increase also upsets some students who think the prices are already too high.
Beric Belioz, sophomore biology major, said, “I feel that it’s already overpriced. I’ll probably stop buying Starbucks and go to Einstein’s even if it’s not as good. You have to do what you have to do.”