Our desire for this experiment brought us together in late 2008. We were inspired from the diversity of initiatives springing up around the world in times of crisis: instead of surrendering to the defeat of poverty and despair, people attempt to provide collective solutions to the problem of daily survival. The kafeneio belongs to all those who are working in it at that time, participating in the collective. If profits emerge after wages have been paid, these are not distributed amongst us, but primarily contribute to a savings fund set up to pay off our internal borrowing, thus create the conditions for the cooperative to be typically independent from its creators. Our decision making body is the assembly of the workers. As our means for decision making we use a process which attempts to reach the highest degree of consensus between the members.