Not that long ago, a curious coffee tradition which allowing not control benign motives that comes from the soul was revived in Italy. According to it, anyone can pay as many cups of coffee for those whom poverty makes it impossible to enjoy aromatic drink. This coffee is called sospeso – suspended. It is very easy to get it – just check it availability with the barista.
Prepayment of coffee for the poor began to practice more than one hundred years ago in the Neapolitan coffee houses for the working class. In connection with the economic difficulties of recent years, the custom remains relevant to this day. In the opinion of Italian writer and screenwriter Tonino Guerra, it makes you cry with tenderness. Indeed, it is difficult to call to mind such a touching way of caring for their neighbors.
Now in Italy act an association that annually holds themed festivals and other events dedicated to the “suspended” coffee .