Free Coffee for the homeless – Could you warm somebody’s heart with a suspended coffee? PLEASE SHARE. The deal is, you purchase additional coffees for someone who is doing it tough. There are a few cafes around our region that offer this initiative. If we have missed any, please add them in the comments on our facebook page.
Cafes keep track of how many suspended coffees they have available on sticky notes next to the cash register. Offering this initiative in Geelong are Neo café Geelong in Market Square, Lavish Speciality Coffee Belmont at 161A High St and Bonappuccino which has outlets at the Waurn Ponds and Lara train stations. If Bonappuccino build up a number of suspended coffees they take their mobile coffee trailer to The Outpost in Geelong where the homeless are fed lunch daily form 11 – 2pm. Ronnie’z Café and take away and The Bungalow Restaurant, both in Drysdale, also offer this service. There’s The Little Teacup in Lara. In Ocean Grove we’ve found Michels in Marketplace and The Olive Pit Delicatessen. Pier Front Pizzeria and Postscript Café in Portarlington.
The Suspended Coffee movement started in Naples but has spread to become a global movement. ‘A suspended coffee is the advance purchase of a cup of coffee for someone who needs it, no matter why. But it really is about so much more than the coffee. It can provide physical comfort, conversation, a smile or even a laugh, and a sense of belonging. A suspended coffee can change lives, sometimes even save them.’ Information from the website http://suspendedcoffees.com/
Story: Jacqui Bennett Photo: from their website