Made in Kallio
Photography Kai Kuusisto Courtesy of Public Action No.4 2013

Photography Kai Kuusisto

First, it’s simple. You walk into a coffee shop and instead of buying just one cup of coffee  you buy two – or more. You buy one for yourself and one for someone in need, perhaps an elderly person. You not only support a senior citizen in need, you also support your local business and it’s employees. Your money stays right in the café’s neighborhood. It’s to get you through the day. It’s to remind you to be strong. It’s to celebrate you. It’s to fight right along with you. And it’s to remind us all to be happy and to love each of other. The tradition began over a hundred years ago in the cafes of Naples, Italy, when customers who’d had a lucky day bought a cup of coffee and offered coffee as well for someone in need, as a “coffee sospesa”. Later, when someone asked whether there were any ”Suspended coffee” available his or her cup of coffee was served up free of charge! The Suspended Coffee initiative was a big hit, spreading first within Italy, and some years later reaching Britain, Spain, America, Australia, Canada and other nations. <3

Factory Street Gallery
Photography Kai Kuusisto Courtesy of Public Action No.4 2013

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