When you suspend the coffee you need to know you’re not only supporting someone in need, you’re also helping to preserve their dignity.
how do I suspend a coffee?
Just follow these 3 simple steps to suspend a coffee for someone who needs it.
walk into a supporting coffee shop
instead of buying just one cup of coffee, you buy two or more
barista then logs the second coffee as 'suspended', and it can be redeemed at any time by someone who needs it
where does my money go?
This one is a win-win! Your money is going straight into your community; not only are you supporting someone in need, you're also supporting a local business.
can I buy something other than coffee?
Yes! Most supporting cafés are happy for you to suspend anything that's on the menu. Alternatively, you can donate the money for the business owner to share at their discretion.
who can claim a suspended item?
Anyone in need. It can be for the homeless person you pass every day on the street, a stressed student in the middle of exams, a single mother of four children who can't afford coffee in this month’s grocery shopping. It may be a well-dressed businessman; you may not think from appearances that he's in need but he may be in his third month of job hunting. It's not up to us to judge - if someone asks, then they're in need - no résumé required.
it's about more than the coffee
The way the Suspended Coffees fund is used is up to the local business owner; our only stipulation is that it must be used to share and promote kindness within the community.
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.