Charity begins at home : suspended coffees

Taking a break from my usual inane wittering to share a post that’s been doing the rounds on the book of face as I think it’s actually a really cool idea. It helps those in need in your area and also local coffee shops and may even help with that whole local community thing. As I probably count as someone with a vague Christian/Libertarian view I’m rather keen on personal charity and personal responsibility, so this is an easy way to put that into action. For those of my readers that identify as Libertarians and have Libertarian leaning blogs, we’re fond of saying that private charity can replace state interference, so lets both spread and support this idea and put our time and money where our mouths are (not saying that any of you don’t already practice what you preach). Of course if it takes off to any extent I’m sure the health lobby will insist the Government take action to make sure the poor and homeless are only getting healthy and nutritious approved food and drink, but until them. Hey lets try and extend this to beer and baccy and do good whilst pissing off the puritans :). Anyway enough from me here’s the article from the book of face:

Suspended Coffees
This story will warm you better than a coffee in a cold winter day:

“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 ?’
‘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.”

We would ask everyone who reads this story to please comment “im gonna do this” and what ever else they want to say. Try to do it just once lets make a difference together . Share the story spread the word . Have an awesome day
If anywhere or anyone asks what this is about say that Suspended Coffees sent you … Share the page guys lets make this work for the greater good of our Brothers and Sisters

Do apologise for the hippiness at the end, but it’s still a good idea, lets see if this takes off how long it takes the Government and health lobby to balls it up and prevent it happening, just as they’ve prevented so many businesses donating waste food to the homeless in the past.

If you know of a coffee shop/pub around London Bridge area that already does this, please let me know.

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One Response to Charity begins at home : suspended coffees

  1. Pandora says:

    I will be checking out all the coffee shops in Chesterfield to see who supports this & maybe even check out the pubs too cos I like that thought, just cos someone’s homeless doesn’t mean they wouldn’t like a decent pint.