Lemons for coffee

Older Daughter collects Linguistic Objects: brochures, magazines, snapshots of interesting signs. She snapped this one yesterday, at Optimist Coffee, a little coffee stand outside the LRT station at Ampang Park, Kuala Lumpur.

She is in KL for a music camp; we joined her yesterday for a mini break before the concert this weekend. We talked about why on earth anyone would make this exchange of lemons for coffee, and speculated what Optimist was going to do with all the lemons.

Today we found out.


I was so tickled by this clever campaign, we got ourselves some lemonade and calligraphy cards to support the project. Well done, Optimist Coffee! And Happy 2nd Anniversary!

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Author: PurplePumpernickel

I am a stay-home Mom, still waiting to grow up.

9 thoughts on “Lemons for coffee”

  1. I love this!!! So great!!!! I love original, creative ideas to spread charity & love. Also- did you see in my most recent post that I made your recipe 🙂 ! It was AMAZING! I have recieved so many compliments on them (the Norwegian Butter Bars) ❤

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    1. Thanks so much! Am glad you enjoyed the creativity, as we did! Always feel inspired when we see such sparks! Especially when it is applied to help others.

      I did see your make of the Butter squares! We were so thrilled to appear in your post! I love the whole idea of the Jingle and Mingle – you put it all together so beautifully! And. I have met some cool folks there!

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