A multi-phase, commercial and easy-to-do routine using an everyday object everyone is familiar with.
"Cafe Hero" by Lain Bailey and The 1914 is a fun and powerful routine based around coffee shop loyalty cards. You know, the ones that get stamped every time you get a coffee. Typically after getting nine stamps, you get your tenth coffee free. Nearly every local coffee shop has some program like this.
With "Cafe Hero" you can instantly fill an unstamped loyalty card with stamps at your command. While the loyalty card itself doesn't belong to any particular brand, it might just get you a free coffee if done for the right barista.
Typically, once you cash in a loyalty card, it gets destroyed or thrown away. But, "Cafe Hero" has an extra phase in which you are able to circumvent this policy by placing the stamped card in their hand and having it magically switch places with a blank one. So, it's like you can get "free coffee for life" by using the same loyalty card multiple times.
But, as magicians, we often fall into a trap of having close-up magic tricks that focus to much on ourselves. So, what if you could share this "free coffee" superpower with others?
In the mind-boggling, second phase of "Cafe Hero", you wave your hand over a stack of blank loyalty cards and they all get magically stamped instantly. Free coffee for everyone! (well, not really. But, like we said, done for the right barista...you might just get lucky).
For your big finale, the third phase is a mind reading trick in which you are able to reveal what choice a spectator mentally makes from a list of different coffee varieties. They don't write anything down and you don't have to fish for clues.
"Cafe Hero" is super easy to do and a ton of fun to perform. It's the perfect blend of cheeky humor and strong magic and mentalism. Both professional magicians and beginner magicians alike will love it.