Starbucks Raising Coffee Prices But smallest size will remain $1.50 By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Sep 23, 2010 5:07 PM CDT 13 comments Comments In this July 20, 2009 file photo, a Starbucks customer drinks a beverage outside Starbucks, in Beverly, Mass. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole) (Newser) – Starbucks is raising the price of some of its drinks, the Seattle Times reports. The coffee giant has been hit by increases in the cost of green coffee beans, which are at a 13-year high. Starbucks didn't detail exactly how it would pass on those increases to consumers, but it said the price of a 12-ounce cup of coffee would stay at $1.50, while the price of more labor- and vowel-intensive specialty drinks would rise. JM Smucker recently raised the prices on Dunkin' Donuts, Folgers, and Millstone, notes the Times.