I love the whole broad-mindedness of the “Suspended coffee movement”.
“it’s about more than the coffee”
As they say – “Suspended Coffees can be for anyone, sadly right now certain places all over the World are in the middle of a big freeze, share some kindness, but also share some warmth, start with a cup of coffee and then see what else you can do.”
I always treasure stories of “random acts of kindness” (there’s even a Facebook page by that name which embodies the spirit of doing good by stealth). I think you will recall the story of “The Candy Lady” From A Little Loveliness blog.
Likewise, I really liked reading this story of how you can cheer some stranger’s morning with a random cup of coffee. Its a lovely way to bring a little cup of sunshine into someone’s life! And I really like how creative the world’s do-gooders are getting!
“That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindnessand love.” – William Wordsworth
“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 any 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.
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