Starbucks Economics

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How to get a short in a North American Starbucks:

Here’s a little secret that Starbucks doesn’t want you to know: They will serve you a better, stronger cappuccino if you want one, and they will charge you less for it. Ask for it in any Starbucks and the barista will comply without batting an eye.

Tim Harford, Slate

FYI: In Asia it’s still available on the menu.