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Paying with a Poem

Celebrate World Poetry Day with Viennese company Julius Meinl's Pay with a Poem initiative, where you can buy a coffee with nothing more than lyrical creativity... 

Today marks World Poetry Day - and across the globe you could be starting your day with a poem to pay for your much-needed morning coffee.

To celebrate the occassion, Viennese coffee roaster Julius Meinl have introduced a barter scheme in hundreds of coffee  shops worldwide whereby customers can trade a coffee for a poem - a scheme which got over 100,000 people involved last year.

The initiative is taking place in 34 countries this year, incorporating more than 1,280 locations. Why not try out a ballad for a tall black, or get more traditional - how about an irish coffee in return for a limerick?

At a time when people are said to be spending more on coffee than on a night out, the initiative hopes to get more people thinking creatively and using their literary skills to cook up a composition worthy of a cafe latte.

Whether you can tell your Keats from your capuccinno or your Eliot from your espresso, why not get those creative juices flowing and have a go at trading some rhymes for a cup full of roasted beans today? You never know, you may well end up in The Poetry Review - now with 20% off

Instagram Images courtesy of @meinl_america


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