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Why a cup of coffee cost so much?

Well, although the actual cost of producing coffee is negligible, a regular cup of coffee at a coffee shop now costs 400 yen....In a busy section of town, the price can go up as high as 800 yen...or even 1000yen..:((

not only coffee but prices of drinks at coffee shops should not be regardd as just drinks per se..It should be regarded as a location charge covering the cost of enjoying a short break...

The actual price of a cup does not differ thoughout japan, but location makes all the difference in price considering that the cost of land of the various coffee shops vary...

If the rent is high, the coffee owner attemps to devise means to raise the price of a cup to cover the high rent such as bringing elegance and luxuriousness into the overall atmosphere of the coffee shop, or choosing to be particular about how the coffee is made and served to bring out the best in coffee....

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  • Written Apr 24, 2005
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