Hanging Coffee

My brothers & sisters, Praise be Jesus Christ!

This week, we welcome our teachers, staffs and students back to our school – Holy Cross – it was amazing to see the excitement and enthusiasm for this school year. I had the opportunity to visit and bless the students and teachers at their own respective classrooms during this week – I am trying to know and memorize their names – it will be a great challenge for me, for at this time we have 196 students. Please pray for our school – Holy Cross – students, parents, staffs and teachers.


There is a little coffee shop, where two people arrive and approached the counter.

“Five coffees please. Two for us and three hanging.” They paid, they took their two coffees and left.

I asked the waiter. “What’s this about hanging coffees?”

“Wait and you’ll see.”

Some more people came in. Two girls asked for a coffee each, they paid & left.

The following order was for seven coffees and it was made by three women – ‘three for them and four hanging coffees.’

I was left wondering…what is the meaning of the hanging coffees, they leave.

Then, a man dressed in worn clothes, who looks like he might be homeless, arrives at the counter and asks sincerely…

“Do you have a coffee hanging?”

“Yes we do, sir.”

They serve him a coffee…. I got my answer.

People pay in advance for a coffee that will be served to whoever can’t afford a hot drink.

This tradition started in Naples. Amazingly, it has spread throughout the world’s cities and towns. It’s also possible to order not only “hanging coffees” but also a sandwich or a full low cost meal. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all start doing this in the cities and towns where we live? Small kindnesses like this can impact so many lives, in ways we could never imagine. Maybe we should all try it. Share Kindness and Love today.