Cafe Hero by Iain Bailey and the 1914
Cafe Hero (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) by Iain Bailey and the 1914 Imagine getting free coffee for the rest of your life!
Cafe Hero gives you this apparent superpower in this multi-phase, commercial and easy-to-do routine.
Everyone's familiar with the classic coffee shop loyalty card; Each time you buy a coffee, your card is stamped. When you've collected nine stamps, your tenth coffee is free.
Cafe Hero empowers you with the ability to take blank (unstamped) loyalty cards and make stamps appear at your command. In theory, getting you free coffee forever (or banned from coffee shops for life).
When you claim a free coffee in the real world, the loyalty card is discarded by the barista and you have to start over. But not with Cafe Hero! In the first phase of the routine, you demonstrate how you are able to deviously circumvent policy by placing a fully stamped card in the spectator's (barista's) hand and have it magically switch places with your blank one. This allows you to continue using the same loyalty card over and over.
But what if you want to share coffee with others?
In Cafe Hero's baffling second phase, you take an entire stack of blank loyalty cards, and with a wave of your hand, you are able to transform THE ENTIRE STACK from unstamped to stamped, meaning free coffee for everyone!*
* DISCLAIMER: it won't actually get you free coffee.
The third and final phase is a mind reading effect whereby your spectator thinks of a drink from a list of coffee varieties. Without fishing for clues or having anything written down, you are able to reveal the EXACT drink your spectator is thinking of.
Cafe Hero is the perfect blend (pun intended) of cheekiness and magic. It's very easy to do and is perfect for beginners and professionals alike.
While you'll still have to pay for coffee in the real world, your audience will be convinced you don't have to.