It's not your imagination: Your Starbucks caffeine habit might cost a bit more this morning. Or maybe just a little less.
The coffee chain has began adjusting some drink prices in several cities, including the Raleigh area, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Customers buying larger and more complex drinks will pay up to 25 cents more. But small and more basic drinks will cost a dime or nickel less, the newspaper reported.
Starbucks wouldn't identify cities that are seeing the price changes first, but a spokeswoman confirmed that they will roll out nationwide over the next few months. And employees at Raleigh Starbucks confirmed the changes are happening here.
In a memo, Starbucks warns its baristas to "expect customers to be sensitive to pricing changes in this economic climate," the Wall Street Journal reported.
The memo also says the pricing changes will vary by market and there may be differences between nearby stores.
Here's one tip: Starbucks also told baristas they can use change from a change cup at the register to make up the difference during the first four days following the price hike.