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Coffee Customers Pay It Forward December 8, 2008

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The month of December presents an atmosphere of joy and giving and in the past few weeks, coffee drinkers have shown that Christmas giving is not just limited to family and friends.

Recently, a line of customers in a Starbucks drive-thru in Des Moines, Iowas decided to “Pay It Forward” one morning by buying each other coffee.  The line started by one lady deciding to buy coffee for the person waiting behind her.  The next person decided to return the favor by buying coffee for the next person in line and the pattern continued for 103 customers.  

Although a Starbucks worker reported that this has happened before, she added that the pattern has never lasted for so many customers before.   This incident has made national news and has spurred customers all over the country to spread a little generosity.  CNN recently covered an incident that occured at a few coffee shops in Loveland and a grocery store in Greeley.

If you have had a similar experience, please feel free to share!

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One Response to “Coffee Customers Pay It Forward”

  1. Scott Bell Says:

    This is always nice to see. Coincidentally at the coffee shop that i used to work at, I did have something similar happen on a few occasions, though never at the magnitude of 100 some odd people. Usually about 4-5 people would buy each other stuff through the line.

    About a year ago though I had it happen to me personally when the girl in front of me asked what i wanted at starbucks. It was so out of the blue, but I then asked what the person behind me wanted and it seemed to be catching on. Maybe it’s a coffee place thing!!


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