here is
our story

The Suspended Coffees movement was born on March 27, 2013. The idea to start this movement belongs to John M. Sweeney, after he read about an old Italian tradition called café sospeso.


John M. Sweeney, founder of the Suspended Coffees movement, first came up with the idea of promoting the concept after reading about an old Italian tradition called café sospeso. The tradition began in the working-class cafés of Naples, where someone who could afford to do so would order a café sospeso, paying the price of two coffees but receiving and consuming only one. The second coffee could then be claimed by someone less fortunate.


John was so taken with the idea that he immediately went to work creating the Facebook page Suspended Coffees, and on March 27, 2013, the Suspended Coffees movement was born.


The progress has been astounding. In its first year alone, Suspended Coffees attracted over 1400 supporting cafes, and over a quarter of a million Facebook followers. The success of the page, and the movement itself, has made a difference to so many.


To see the effect this movement is having on people around the world, please take a look through the website, check out our Facebook page, and read our blogs, and you’ll see inspiration and kindness everywhere.

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Please fill in the form to join the Suspended Coffees movement, and we will process your application within a few days.

Only owners or authorized employees may fill out this form to enroll a business.