Wake up and read your coffee

Greek Reporter —  Have you heard of the old Greek custom of coffee cup reading? Well, now if  you want your fortune read you can do it from the comfort of your home, instead of visiting the old lady next door who is an expert coffee cup reader. An ingenious smart phone application can now allow you to do that yourself. You will of course be missing out on visiting your elderly neighbour and  having a long chat with and getting additional words of wisdom, but this is progress.

Drink your Greek coffee  turn the cup upside down for 5 to 10 minutes and take three clear pictures of all sides of the cup. Then upload them to the application  and within minutes an experienced coffee cup fortune-teller will read the cup for you. This online coffee fortune reading service is offered in the English, Greek, Turkish and Arabic languages.

The idea comes from the Ocean coffee chain operating in Thessaloniki. Ocean general director Kostas Koukoulis told KoolNews.gr that in the Ocean coffee shops the Greek coffee only costs 2 euros and the cup reading is free. As a result, on a daily basis, lines of people wait to have their fortune read.

“Our application ‘Coffee Cup fortune Telling Greek Style’ appeared on play store after six months of work and testing,” Koukoulis told KoolNews.gr.