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Suspended Coffee…

I found this post on Quora.  I highly suggest you read it and start doing it in your area!  “Suspended coffee” is such a cool idea!  Basically, when you make a purchase of coffee, or for that matter, any other food or beverage purchase, you purchase an extra item.  This extra coffee or item is held in suspension until someone who can’t afford it needs it.  Hence, “Suspended Coffee.” Awesome…

This should totally be a thing everywhere!

“We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.

I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”

Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers – three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square in front of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in through the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’

It’s simple – people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm beverage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwich or a whole meal.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.

Post by Kavya Guddehithulu Nagesh:

This should totally be a thing everywhere!

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  2. I love the idea too but I just wrote a post about how it’s actually a shit idea in practice..

    Comment by fatcai | April 8, 2013

    • Ya, it would only work if the cafe’s were pushing it. Beyond that its just a cool idea that probably won’t ever come to fruition.

      Comment by God Of Nothing | April 10, 2013

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