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No Starbucks in Italy?

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I believe there are no Sgtarbucks coffee shops in Italy and got these reasons why:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130829153437AA4oey1

and from ABC News 2011 posting:
Italians Protect Coffee Culture

In Italy — where one city has already formed an association to protect historic cafés — a battle lies ahead.

For Italians, drinking their coffee is as routine as breathing — a recent survey found that 70 million cups of espresso are drunk in Italy each year. That's 600 shots per person, consumed in any of Italy's 110,000 coffee bars. Milan, nexus of the fashion world, has some 600 cafés alone.

And Italians' cafés are a source of pride and joy. In this country where sidewalk cafés are firmly entrenched in the national psyche, Starbucks' announcement has caused an uproar.

"The Italian café is a culture that the Americans have repackaged," said a spokesman for one of Starbucks' European competitors. "They concentrate more on their image than the coffee."

Italy's La Stampa newspaper chided: "We thought we had everything in Italy, but it turns out we lacked one thing: American coffee,"

QUESTION - WHEN WILL ITALY GET CIVILIZED AND HAVE STARBUCKS COFFEE TO SIP?

And never say never!

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