Starbucks, the global coffee giant, has reported a 34% rise in third quarter profits to $279.1m (£170.5m), driven by an increase in sales across all of its business segments both domestically and internationally. The company said that like-for-like sales increase 8% during the quarter, with revenue up 12% to $2.93bn. International revenues rose by 20%, with those in the US up 9%. Starbucks UK said that its new breakfast range, which includes its “British bacon buttie”, had helped it post “single-digit” sales growth during the quarter. Darcy Willson-Rymer, the outgoing UK managing director, said: “We are very encouraged by how customers have received our new breakfast range.”