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Starbucks' prices to get more 'grande'

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(CNN) - Starting Tuesday, you'll be paying a little extra for your morning pick-me-up.

Starbucks will be raising the prices of some its drinks by 5 to 20 cents. The company estimates about 20 percent of orders will be affected.

The price increase will not be applied uniformly, however. Different areas of the country will see a greater impact than others, though specifics for the increases were not available.

The change has been speculated about for months due to a drought in Brazil causing a decrease in the supply of the arabica bean it uses in many of its products.

The coffee company is also raising the price of its brand of packaged coffee sold in grocery stores beginning July 21. That increase is expected to be about 8 percent, or $1 per 12-ounce bag.

The increase comes after Starbucks announced a plan to fund college tuition for its employees earlier this week.

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