When Hope And Barista Rhyme

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paywithapoem

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)

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13 thoughts on “When Hope And Barista Rhyme

    1. rotide

      You didn’t notice that all the harbo bashing occured when Harbo had a book to sell then? No?

      1. Nice Jung Man

        That was some time ago love

        You don’t notice when everyone thinks you’re a complete know-nothing knob-end petal? No?

  1. Harry Molloy

    there used to be a fella back in the day around the Spanish arch in galway who would compose a poem for you on the spot if you gave him a can and a rolly

  2. Anne

    “customers can opt to hand over a poem, written or spoken, in lieu of cash payments for their caffeine fix today.”

    Does it have to be one you penned yourself or can you scribble down something like ‘i will arise and go now ‘.. giz me americano so, thanks

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