You Cannot Buy This Coffee With Money!

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If you hang out in Andel, Vrsovice or Vinohrady you may want to try this coffee. Even if you can choose between many types like cappuccino, espresso, macchiato, etc., the coffee itself is not the point.

You cannot pay for this coffee using any currency, not even crypto-currency and everybody will profit from the "sales". This project is called Cestou pro Radost, (Path to Happiness) and it is an idea of two Czech entrepreneurs who were inspired by a similar project done in Brno.

The project is privately funded, and it has no monetary profit purpose at all.

The stand is open from Monday to Friday for the entire week with the following schedule:·

  • Smíchov, in front of the S. Václava church – from Monday 17.6.2019 to Friday 28.6.2019·
  • Vinohrady – Havlíčkovy sady (Grébovka) in front of the main entrance – from Monday 3.7.2019 until Friday 19.7.2019

Once you are in front of the little stand (it looks like a gelato-bike) there will be two nice, smiling people who will introduce you to the concept. All you need to do to get your coffee is to do a good deed on the spot or promise you'll make one. It is that simple.

You can come up with your own good deed, or take inspiration from a list of good deeds that is written on a little chalkboard or you can pick up a biscuit which contains a piece of paper with a good deed written on.

The biscuit is an alternative version of the well-known fortune cookies and it comes with two types of good deeds: a simple one (like a phone call to a friend you never call) or a tougher one (like blood donation).

In a world were individualism and selfishness are spreading, this project wants to motivate us to stop our daily rush and start thinking. You don't have to be famous or rich to do a good deed. No matter how small it may seem, each kind deed sends a rippling action of kindness to humanity.

There is a Chinese saying that goes: "If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody."

Wouldn't you try this coffee?

Author: Angelo Burgarello


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