On Saturday, April 11 thousands of Greeks will be boycotting coffee houses and cafes as a protest against the high prices charged for coffee. Coffee prices in Greece are amongst the highest - if not the highest - in Europe.
Black filter coffee usually starts from €2.50, cappuccino and frappe from €3.50 and types of coffee like the fredochino and mochacino cost as much as €6.50. These are prices in normal cafeterias - and don't forget, Greek salaries are amongst the lowest in Europe. Each year Greeks drink 5.8 billion cups of coffee, which cost them €1.8 billion.
The boycott has been dynamically organised through the internet and there is also a Facebook group (in Greek), which already has over 8.000 members.
I think it's a great initiative and hopefully more and more individuals will use the internet and make their voices heard against profiteering.
Posted On Friday, 10 April 2009 at at 00:45 by symposio