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….
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…
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!