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Welcome to the World’s First Online ‘Cutural Café‘!

The tradition of old-fashioned cafes which was strong in many cities across the old continent, Vienna and Paris for example, is something almost magical that unfortunately is dying out as modern cafes offer free Wi-fi and charging stations, as opposed to newspapers and magazines. Nothing wrong with innovation, but somehow the whole point of ‘going for a coffee’ has changed as the focus often shifts from conversing with someone in the room to chatting with a physically distant friend whilst ignoring the surroundings.

If there was a way of turning this around?

What if a website could fulfil the role of an old-fashioned Cultural Café? What if the articles and debates could happen online and be accessible from computers and phones around the world?

Lost in a Cup aims to host those conversations and debates on things that matter today in a modern, easily accessible format so that many people could access the content, comment it on the website and bring it to the conversation table with a good cup of coffee.

In future our aim is to collaborate with physical cafés and bring cultural debates into the local communities. Our role would be to help café owners create the right atmosphere and conditions to encourage such debates to take place and create specific events to encourage socialising and cultural enrichment.

For now we are still testing out the concept of ‘cultural café’ and in the coming months will hold a series of PopUp events in the Uppsala and Stockholm region. More information here.

Throughout this website you can read articles, comment them, share them with friends via social media and take part in a global exchange of ideas and comments on current debates.

If you like, as every traditional Café, you can also order good quality coffee from Italian roasting company ‘La Tazza d’Oro’ or coffee roasted in Sweden for a quality traditional filter coffee. To order you will need to head to the counter!

So go on, make yourself a cuppa tea or perhaps, even better, an Italian espresso, grab a few biscuits, sit back, read some articles and take part by commenting, sharing and if you like contributing with your perspective on the topic.

As we like to say, EspressøYourself!

Välkommen in!

/Alex

Founder

Lost in a Cup

The Origin of The Name:

The name Lost in a Cup originates from the Italian saying ‘perdersi in un bicchiere d’acqua’, which means literally ‘to get lost in a cup of water’. People in Italy use this expression to describe when a person finds a situation more complicated than one normally would, or should. Many see this as a negative thing, however asking questions and doubting can also be very positive and this sort of analysis is what will characterise the articles you read on this website.

Over-thinking things and having the opportunity to look into a story from different angles is becoming a luxury as an often hectic lifestyle, lack of time and mental energy leeds us to live off headlines, photos, Tweets and hashtags turning-off the critical side.

This website will dedicate each month to a theme and explore it in detail with the goal of giving the reader different perspectives and welcoming comments and full-length contributions on the thematic.

The Language:

I chose to write in English so that it could be read and understood by many more people around the world. The aim is to truly make the discussions borderless and enrich them with comments from people of different backgrounds and countries of origin.