Spanish café rewards polite customers with cheaper coffee

Customers get charged more if they are rude

LAST UPDATED: 11 Sep, 2016 @ 22:08

Cafe con mannersORDERING a café con leche before shaking the morning blues could end up hitting consumers in the back pocket.

Inspired by a café in Paris, a restaurant in Spain has begun charging its customers more for their coffee and pastries if they are rude to staff.

Restaurant Blau Grifeu on the Costa Brava is charging grumpy punters €5 for their morning caffeine hit while those who behave more graciously pay just €3.

And a ‘please’ and/ or ‘how are you?’ will bag a coffee for as little as €1.30.

Colombian owner Marisel Valencia Madrid claims the scheme is working with customers beginning to be more polite to her staff.

“People seem to be in a rush these days and are forgetting to say ‘please’ when they ask for something,” she said. “Hopefully this can help people be more well-mannered in life in general.”


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