Behold: the Aviatore Veloce Turbojet 100 coffee maker – a sculptural, aviation-grade aluminium alloy, stainless steel and bronze, single serving, high pressure brewing system that’s apparently very easy to operate despite its daunting appearance.
It’s also something of a collector’s item as only 100 will be made. Price on application.
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….
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)
Machine made Joe.
Not safe for work.
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…