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From FB, an interesting anecdote about hanging coffee (and alternately called "suspended" or - in Italian - "caffe sospeso"):

There was a little coffee shop, where two people arrive and approach the counter.

‘Five coffees please. Two for us and three hanging.’ They paid, they took their two coffees and left.
I asked the waiter. ‘What’s this about hanging coffees?’

‘Wait and you'll see.’

Some more people came in.
Two girls asked for a coffee each, they paid & left.
The following order was for seven coffees and it was made by three women - ‘three for them and four hanging coffees.’

I was left wondering...what is the meaning of the hanging coffees, they leave.

Suddenly, a man dressed in worn clothes, who looks like he might be homeless, arrives at the counter and asks sincerely.

‘Do you have a coffee hanging?’
‘Yes we do sir’
They serve him a coffee.... I got my answer on these famous ‘HANGING COFFEES.’

People pay in advance for a coffee that will be served to whoever can't afford a hot drink.

This tradition started in Naples. Amazingly it’s spread throughout the worlds cities and towns.

It’s also possible to order not only ‘hanging coffees’ but also a sandwich or a full low cost meal.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all start doing this in the cities, towns and villages where we live?

Let me know if your local coffee shop does this. They all need promoting.

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1 minute ago, Razors Edge said:

Nominated????? How about he give me my darn score (a 10.0!) first?!?!?!?  Then we can go ahead and give LJ his props.

Nominations take presidence.

 

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