ROME, JAN 15 – The “expensive breakfast” breaks out in Italy. This was reported by Assoutenti, who reported a patchy rise in the price of coffee, cappuccino and croissants in bars. The association reports that coffee prices have grown by 81% in 2021, those of milk by 60%, those of sugar and cocoa by 30%. Higher costs for the operators who, inevitably, are passed on to the final consumers, and are giving rise to the phenomenon of “expensive breakfast” throughout Italy. Added to this are the announced increases in electricity and gas bills. Thus in some cases coffee reaches 1.50 euros per cup with an increase of 37.6%. (HANDLE).