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Suspended coffee

Posted by on Mar. 29, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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"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."

very respectfully,
Scott Sonnon
www.facebook.com/ScottSonnon 
www.positiveatmosphere.com
"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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Unforgettable21
by Jocelyn on Mar. 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM
That's a really great idea. I've never heard if it before though.
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TheJerseyGirl
by Michele on Mar. 30, 2013 at 8:27 AM

 LOVE that!

LAXmom21
by Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 8:28 AM
That's awesome! What coffeehouse, I live in bergen county and would love to do that?
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ceciliam
by Lynn on Mar. 30, 2013 at 10:14 AM

I love it!

DylansMom1207
by Renee on Mar. 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Great idea!!
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bergencounty
by Gold Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM

 I've been searching but can not find any in Bergen so far .. found one in Asbury Park.

Here is another view on the program ... sad:

 http://consumerist.com/2013/03/29/why-ordering-suspended-coffees-for-the-needy-is-stupid-and-inefficient/

Quoting LAXmom21:

That's awesome! What coffeehouse, I live in bergen county and would love to do that?

 

MamaFrankie
by on Mar. 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM
This is great
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jerzeetomato
by Melissa on Mar. 30, 2013 at 3:36 PM

What an awesome idea.

bhwrn1
by Brooke on Apr. 1, 2013 at 5:31 AM

Great idea!

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