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A good idea

By August 5, 2008 No Comments

I love this idea:

Speaking of caring, though, no discussion about coffee would be complete without mentioning the Neapolitan tradition of the “caffè pagato”, the paid-for coffee. What happens is after you’ve consumed your customary morning espresso sometimes you’ll choose to pay double, and leave a paid-for coffee. Thanks to this practice, the place will be able to cater for a few known customers who couldn’t otherwise afford their daily tazzulella ‘e cafè, without them having to ask or you having to offer.

I’d like to think it might save some of our beloved seniors from having to beg for the free cups at McDonald’s.
[via a post by Giovanni Tiso in the epic coffee thread at Public Address System]