Naples, the capital of Italy’s southern region of Campania, isn’t too different from the rest of the nation when it comes to its reverence for coffee. Wherever you are in the country, you’ll witness the daily pilgrimage to espresso bars if you’re up early enough. Countless commuters—whether they’re in suits, hard hats or high heels—stream in and out of the infinite cafés, seamlessly reentering the street’s flow of foot traffic with brighter eyes and pastries in hand. But something unusual sometimes happens to coffee orders in Naples. Instead of the standard request for un caffè, it often becomes due—customers order two coffees instead of one. They drink the first and request the other as a caffè sospeso, a “suspended coffee” that remains in limbo as a pending order, waiting to be claimed by other coffee drinkers who may not be able to afford a cup of their own. Anyone may inquire if there is a caffè This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fourteen Buy Now Related Stories Food Issue 40 Chow Mein & Jello An ode to the buffet. Food Issue 35 Modern Fancy The humble origins of high-end food. Arts & Culture Food Issue 34 Last Supper What to eat at a funeral. Food Sanchez A taste of Mexico in Denmark. Food City Guide Chulwha From nature to table—via the grill: A new private dining experience in Seoul. Food City Guide Anthracite Coffee Seogyo The serene Seogyo outpost of a fast-growing Seoul coffee roastery.