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Pay with a poem?

Coffee for couplets?

Oh go on then.

Aidan Coughlan, of Lovin’ Dublin (and acclaimed editor of the buke), writes:

The concept is every bit as simple as it sounds – customers can opt to hand over a poem, written or spoken, in lieu of cash payments for their caffeine fix today.
We pulled the idea together at Lovin Dublin after local poet Kerrie O’Brien pointed out to us that a similar campaign was taking place across Europe, but that no Irish cafés were taking part. So we put out the call on Friday, and got a lovely pickup over the weekend, despite the very short notice….

Viva, Portobello
BB’s Coffee and Co, Hanover Quay
Clement and Pekoe, South William Street
Il Posto, St Stephen’s Green
Two Pups Coffee, Francis Street
Nick’s Coffee Co, Ranelagh (10am-close)
Books Upstairs, D’Olier Street (5-7pm)
Sasha House Petite, Drury Street (2pm-7pm)
Kaph, Drury Street (12-1pm – also, read your poem aloud for the chance to win a bag of coffee to take home)

Here’s A List Of The Dublin Cafés Where You Can ‘Pay With A Poem’ For Your Coffee Today (Lovin’Dublin)


This morning.

University College, Cork Student Centre.

Keelan Meade  writes:

Sexism with your morning coffee? The coffee shop in the UCC student centre is running a smart card discount campaign with the tag line ‘What’s your cup size?’. This is accompanied by an image of a bikini, where cups of coffee represent the bikini top/breasts (see above). I’m not sure what moron thought that was acceptable…


Caffeine Explorer.

The only interactive Google map to show YOU where you can get a cup of joe in Britain or Ireland.

Maker Conor Mulcahy writes:

I’ve solved a great problem for your readers, namely: “where can I buy the best coffee when I’m travelling?” It just so happens to be international coffee day on Tuesday, so I’m marking the occasion by releasing to the public; my personal Google Map [link below] of over 6,500 cafes in the UK and Ireland.
I’ve written a Masters Thesis on Independent coffee shops and I’m likely the only person in the world with such a data set….
Btw, I’ve tried to fit in as many cafes from Dublin as possible for you. If you have any further suggestions, please don’t be shy. I’d love to hear them. Go ahead and spread the word, because some things are too good not to share!


The Coffee Map of Britain And ireland