Does Hassocks cafe's new coffee have magic healing powers?

Staff members Pam, Karin and David with some of the walking sticks

Staff members Pam, Karin and David with some of the walking sticks

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A new coffee is making café customers so full of beans that they are leaving behind their walking sticks and even a wheelchair.

Staff at South Downs Nurseries and Garden Centre in Hassocks have been left wondering if their new brand of beans has been causing miracles after visitors started leaving behind walking sticks and hearing aids.

Branch manager Mark Hillyard joked that the centre could become the new Lourdes after more than 15 walking sticks were left behind at the centre in Brighton Road in Hassocks.

Staff say this far exceeds the normal number of walking sticks left in their lost property section, which usually amounts to one or two throughout the whole year.

The wheelchair left behind was never reclaimed while staff have found two hearing aids in recent weeks.

Staff are jokingly putting the phenomena down to the new coffee that they are selling in the centre’s coffee shop.

At the end of last year the centre took the decision to switch to Barista-style coffee made in store.

The magic beans are supplied by Derbyshire-based Arden Coffee and sourced from various growers in Brazil.

Staff at the centre said it was the first they had heard of the coffee having any healing properties.

Mr Hillyard joked that he had not heard of coffee having such healing powers before.

He said: “This year so far we have had 15 walking sticks handed in and two hearing aids. Usually we would get one or two left in a year .

“Sometimes they do come back for them but not always. It is the most amazing thing.

“It is almost like people are coming in here, having their coffee and then walking out unaided.

“It does seem a bit crazy. How can you leave your hearing aid?”

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10:45am Wed 19 Feb 14

Cave Johnson says...

No
No Cave Johnson
  • Score: 10

1:35pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Richada says...

......or maybe they simply can't leave quickly enough!
......or maybe they simply can't leave quickly enough! Richada
  • Score: 4

1:39pm Wed 19 Feb 14

William Young 2 says...

Richada wrote:
......or maybe they simply can't leave quickly enough!
Just what I was going to say, never seen so many half full cups!
[quote][p][bold]Richada[/bold] wrote: ......or maybe they simply can't leave quickly enough![/p][/quote]Just what I was going to say, never seen so many half full cups! William Young 2
  • Score: 2

2:43pm Wed 19 Feb 14

JerryOnly says...

Cave Johnson wrote:
No
This.
[quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: No[/p][/quote]This. JerryOnly
  • Score: 0

3:55pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Withdean-er says...

Embarrassingly naff article, suitable for the Daily Sport.

Incredible that such baloney got its own webpage or any page, from a 'news' organisation.
Embarrassingly naff article, suitable for the Daily Sport. Incredible that such baloney got its own webpage or any page, from a 'news' organisation. Withdean-er
  • Score: 2

11:10pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Roundbill says...

Aren't there laws about making unfounded medical claims in the media?
Aren't there laws about making unfounded medical claims in the media? Roundbill
  • Score: 0

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