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Boycotting Pricey Coffee In Greece


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#1 yannis_s

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:28 PM

Many consumers are organizing a boycott this coming Saturday, 11th of April 2009 of the expensive coffee served at the Athenian cafés. This movement is being organized through and across Internet, where a very harsh text appeared last week. The text urges civilians to assert the needed respect to the customers, their pockets and their intelligence. The organizers note that coffee in Greece is among the priciest in Europe. The connection of Greeks to coffee, as figures show, is quite strong. More than 5.8 billion coffees of all kinds are consumed in our country, with an overall cost of 1.8 billion Euro.

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Dear Espresso – Frappe – Cappuccino guys and gals
A simple product sold in the supermarkets for 0.75 to 4 Euros the pack, is found in exorbitant prices at most central coffee houses, at places of attraction and entertainment in Athens, at big urban centres and major tourist destinations. A typical Greek coffee starts at 2.5 Euros, the price for the American/ filter coffee is set at 3 Euros approximately and the cappuccino – aspiring to the Italian class – starts at 3.5 Euros.
Therefore, we invite you all to dynamically assert the necessary respect to the client, his pocket and his intelligence.
On Saturday the 11th of April, we are skipping the usual coffee with friends. Let’s enjoy our stroll at stores and at streets and let’s gather at our places for coffee.
If these businesses want to survive amidst crisis, they should drop the prices so as to maintain their clientele.

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#2 armando

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:59 PM

For information, these are typical prices of coffees in Italy:
- espresso: € .90
- cappuccino: € 1.40
These prices are in northern Italy in a "normal" bar, standing up at the bank; 10-15% less in southern Italy.
Some more in touristic cities and resorts, and if sitting at the table.

I agree with boycotting action un general, but I dont think that only one day is enough

#3 Ton

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 06:37 PM

I agree with Armando. One day is nothing. Consumers should boycott the Greek coffee shops and specially Kazantzakis airport coffee lounges for at least 2 months. Consumers should neither be afraid nor shamed from telling the coffee shop owners (not the employees of the coffeeshops) that they don´t like their coffee prices and there are no more so many suckers around who will pay the prices they are asking for their coffee!!!