Help those in Need
Share a Coffee
Let us share common space, and connect our worlds! coffeeshare praha
with those who can not afford it. Coffeeshare is a project that allows you to support those in your community, who because of their difficult financial situation can not afford to buy a drink or enjoy relaxing in a cafe. Dropping in some change can help someone quench their thirst, recharge their batteries, as well as enable less fortunate to spend time with the comfort of a coffee in an environment in which, due to their financial distress, is no longer feasable.
Coffeeshare is a positive form of expression and dissent against the growing poverty which continues to threaten a growing number of people as well as create a spatial discrimination - an exclusion of people from other meeting places.
The project aims to alleviate the situation of the weakest, to deliver socially alienated individuals a sense of belonging, reciprocity and respect and help create real solidarity in the community in which we inhabit.
The project is inspired by the tradition of the so-called. "Caffè sospeso" - or "suspended" coffee which originated in postwar Naples, where a cup of coffee was not considered a luxury, but a basic human right. So it goes, if someone who had experienced good luck would order a sospeso, paying the price of two coffees but receiving and consuming only one. A poor person enquiring later whether there was a sospeso available would then be served a coffee for free. The caffè sospeso has been identified as a symbol of grassroots social solidarity, prompting its revival in response to the 2008 recession and ensuing eurozone crisis. It has since spread worldwide. Today over two thousand cafes and restaurants around the world are involved, some of which allow you not only to buy a second cup of coffee, but also an entire meal.
If you like the idea of Coffeeshare, and would like to help, or add your cafe to our list, or if you have a favourite cafe which you think would like to take part in our project, please contact us below :