If I ever meet the head of Starbucks UK I must ask him one thing. How come it costs us almost twice as much to buy their coffee and snacks in the UK as the US. Yes as per normal is looks like they have done a straight dollar->stirling conversion. Thus in the UK it would cost me £1.95 for a tall (small sixed) Cafe Americano and 95p for a biscotti. Here it just cost me $2 and 95c respectively. With the dollar being worth not much more than 50p, that meant my drink and snack cost me the grand total of about £1.50.