Culture

December 10 - Day of Suspended Coffee in Italy

An ancient tradition and a gesture of goodwill. The day of paid cup of coffee in Italy is celebrated on December 10.

An ancient custom was born in the mid-nineteenth century. In Naples, for example, “suspended” (caffé sospeso) was called coffee, which was bought by the wealthier by the poorer citizens in bars. This was done, in accordance with the Neapolitan tradition, in order to provide even the most unsuccessful people the opportunity to appreciate the taste of real espresso.

However, then came the era of the economic boom and general welfare, and the tradition of “suspended” coffee was forgotten. Until today. Due to the crisis, the custom to pay coffee to those who cannot afford it has returned. Moreover, in 2011, a whole national movement emerged, the Hanging Coffee Network, which today has about sixty bars, festivals and associations supporting the initiative, from Trieste to Lampedusa. And this is not to mention the examples in Spain, Sweden and Brazil.

How it works? Very simple. "In places that provide this opportunity, anyone can leave a paid cup of coffee. Administrators write down on a special board how many cups can be sold, and erase the inscriptions when someone takes this coffee," explains Chiara Sasso, president of the Hanging Coffee Network. “The goal,” she continues, “is to encourage the mutual exchange of food and other essential goods. Today, this practice is becoming increasingly important. We are trying to maximize our project and hope that every day the number of bars and events with” suspended "coffee will grow."

Including for this reason today, December 10th, simultaneously with International Human Rights Day, is celebrated for the third time Suspended Coffee Day. A wide variety of events held throughout Italy include: presenting reports, musical and artistic performances, showing short films and tasting sweets, wonderfully in harmony with italian coffeewhich will certainly be "suspended".

It should be said that many famous people were noticed in the ranks of the Network. From the popular Italian TV presenter Luca Mercalli and the outstanding actress Franca Rame to the mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magritis. All of them advocated the idea of ​​"suspended" coffee. After all, this is not just a cup of coffee, but a gesture of goodwill. Which is accompanied - why not? - kind smile.

Watch the video: Naples marks 'suspended coffee day' amid social crisis (March 2020).

Loading...

Popular Posts

Category Culture, Next Article

New Adult Boy Toy Scuderia Campari SC1-Biposto
Business and Economics

New Adult Boy Toy Scuderia Campari SC1-Biposto

The two-seater SC1, developed by Scuderia Campari, is a pedal car with an electric motor. Yacht designer Christian Grande has designed a model of a vehicle that offers a new look at environmentally friendly driving, as well as spending free time. The "classic" Christmas present for children will now be available for adults.
Read More
Ferrari topped the list of the most influential brands in the world
Business and Economics

Ferrari topped the list of the most influential brands in the world

Italian carmaker Ferrari was named the most influential global brand due to the amazing combination of reliability, customer trust and their irresistible desire to purchase one of the popular sports cars. This title was awarded to Ferrari by Brand Finance. The executive director of the agency, David Haig, explained that the Ferrari logo (prancing horse) is perhaps the most recognizable in the whole world, including countries in which there is no question of asphalt roads.
Read More
EXPO 2015 in Milan breaks all records
Business and Economics

EXPO 2015 in Milan breaks all records

141 Participating country and an unprecedented number of pavilions. The number of applications for participation is already more than expected. A hundred thousand Italians sent a resume. List of participants of the world exhibition EXPO-2015, dedicated to the theme "Feed the planet. Energy for life." already clogged to the eyeballs. And applications continue to come.
Read More
Ferrari 355 S sold for 21 million dollars
Business and Economics

Ferrari 355 S sold for 21 million dollars

Purchased for thousands of dollars and sold for more than 21 million. This deal is worth it to be recorded in the annals of the history of the car, because the object of trade is neither more nor less, but Ferrari. More precisely, the 1955 355 S model, a museum exhibit, which at the end of last year after long private negotiations was acquired by an Austrian collector.
Read More