Suspended Espresso

suspended espresso

I’ve just discovered a wonderful tradition, the caffè sospeso, or suspended espresso.

In Naples when a customer is particularly happy with their espresso they will pay for two, the second being the ‘suspended espresso’.

Then when somebody who is homeless, or down on their luck comes to the cafe they can ask if there are any coffees in suspense, and then have a coffee courtesy of the first customer.

What a lovely idea.