The Essential Baking Company‘s Wallingford café down on 34th is encouraging the growing caffé sospeso movement: started in Naples, Italy, it’s a tradition to pay for an extra coffee so that someone less fortunate can enjoy one later on. Very kind.
While I am sure it will disgust many of you, I have many fond memories of digging through the dumpsters behind the Essential Baking Company for their discarded, day-old bread. It was a sad day when they moved their baking operation to their Georgetown location.
(Credit to Megan on the Wallingford/Fremont Community Facebook page for the photo.)
Yea! Let’s all do our own small part in inviting and encouraging more vagrancy into our neighborhood!
Bam! That was quick.
Yes, indeedy, the lure of a free cup of coffee will be pulling the unfortunate from miles around. Because that’s worth busfare. And not available anywhere else. And, of course, there’s no one in need in the community now.
This is why we can’t have nice things–someone will gripe.