We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.
I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
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when i get a new job and an income i’m gonna do this
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- 1 lb steak (preferably flank, flatiron, or skirt steak)
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or mayonnaise (lowfat is fine)
- 1 Tbs minced chipotle chiles
- 1-2 Tbs lime juice
- 1/2 cup refried beans
- 1 avocado, pitted and sliced
- 1/2 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
- 4 sandwich or burger buns, halved
Prepare grill to cook over medium-high heat. Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper. Grease the grates well, then cook the steak until charred on both sides and cooked to your liking (about 4-7 minutes per side for medium). Transfer the steak to a cutting board and tent with foil. Allow to rest 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together the yogurt, chipotles, and lime juice. Taste and season with salt as desired.
Slice the steak as thinly as possible, then chop into bite-sized pieces. On the bottom half of each roll, spread about 2 tablespoons of refried beans. Top with the chopped steak, avocado, and then sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of cheese over the top. On the top half of the bun, spread about 1 tablespoon of the chipotle sauce. Place the top of the bun over the cheese, and lightly press down.
Arrange the sandwiches on a baking sheet and place the sheet directly on the grill. Close the cover and cook until heated through and the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes. Serve.
Makes 4 Sandwiches
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