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 now in Common Grounds ★
" Charity can come in the smallest of forms and the rewards can be huge (even if you aren't there to see the results first hand). It would be great if we could start something like this in our country!
A barista serves coffee at a cafe in Naples, Italy. The Italian city's long-standing tradition of buying a cup for a less-fortunate stranger ("suspended coffee") is now spreading across Europe. What a beautiful tradition!
EU Embraces 'Suspended Coffee': Pay It Forward With A Cup Of Joe
EU Embraces 'Suspended Coffee': Pay It Forward With A Cup Of Joe : The Salt : NPR
cinoh: “ We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching 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,.
In the USA there are "Take a Penny/Leave a Penny" trays. In Naples, there are "Take a Coffee/Leave a Coffee" pots! Read this article from the New York Times to discover more about the unique Neapolitan tradition of the "Caffè Sospeso"