A French press with a Peruvian coffee reserve blend at a Starbucks in the Shops at Park Lane, Dallas

A French press with a Peruvian coffee reserve blend at a Starbucks in the Shops at Park Lane, Dallas

Nathan Hunsinger

Starbucks is increasing prices on some of its drinks starting Tuesday, July 7, but you may not know if your drink of choice is affected until you visit your local coffee shop. 

The company confirmed to The Dallas Morning News that the drinks affected -- whichever those are -- have gone up 5 to 20 cents each. 

Small and large brewed coffees went up 10 cents, the AP says.

A Starbucks rep says most pricing will not change and couldn't confirm which drinks will increase in price, or where. The "adjustments and overall prices will continue to vary on a market-by-market basis," the spokesperson said via email.

Cold brew is now available at Dallas-area Starbucks stores.

Cold brew is now available at Dallas-area Starbucks stores.

Courtesy of Starbucks

Price hikes will not affect beer and wine, which are not yet available in the Dallas area. Food items will not increase in price, the spokesperson said.

Some Dallas baristas said some drinks actually decreased in price, but that's incorrect, a spokesperson confirmed.

Prices went up on some Starbucks drinks in June 2014 and in November 2014.

Starbucks announced on Tuesday, July 7 it will add cold brew as a permanent menu item. Cold brew is steeped using cool water. It differs from iced coffee because iced coffee is brewed with hot water at double strength, then poured over ice, according to information from the company..

Iced coffee has a "stronger, roastier flavor with a bit of nuttiness," said Michelle Sundquist, a member of the Starbucks Research and Development team, in a statement. She explains the cold brew as "smooth and rich" with "chocolate and light citrus notes."

The Seattle coffee giant also added two new food items to the menu: the Omega-3 Bistro Box and the BBQ Beef Brisket on Sourdough. The bistro box comes with smoked salmon cream cheese spread, edamame hummus, trail mix, crackers and cucumbers. The brisket sandwich has beer-braised onions and jack cheese on it.

Best way to know if your coffee price increased? Ask. The company isn't detailing which ones were affected.

Best way to know if your coffee price increased? Ask. The company isn't detailing which ones were affected.

Nathan Hunsinger
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