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 “Caffé dell’Arte”? What if the articles and debates could happen online and be accsessible 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 maybe even people in cafes could read and discuss the topics and maybe even contribute an article at the end of that discussion to be published on the website!
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 “Caffé dell’Arte”, you can also buy good quality coffee from an Italian roasting company. Just head up 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.
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 and whilst this can be seen as a negative thing, I believe it is positive and will build the written part around it.
Over-thinking things and having the opportunity to look into a story from different angles is becoming a luxury as an often hectic lifestyle leeds us to live off headlines, photos, Tweets and hashtags.
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.
I chose to write in English so that it could be read and understood by many more millions of people around the world. The aim is to truly make the discussions borderless and enrich them with comments from people from across the globe.