have you heard about the suspended coffee movement yet?
If not, this movement will warm your heart faster than a hot drink on a winters day. It is simple, when your buy a coffee, you buy another pay-it-forward one for a complete stranger who is down on their luck. NICE!
Apparently this caffeine-fuelled movement of kindness originated in Naples, Italy post war where it is called caffe sospenso – coffee suspended or pending.
Closer to home (for me anyway) there are a growing number of Australian cafes supporting this symbol of grassroots social solidarity. The Courier Mail reports that one cafe in Brisbane, The Woolloongabba Antiques Centre has been giving away up to 50 donated coffees a week through its pay-it-forward program, which encourages customers to “become a link in the chain reaction of kind deeds”.
The Suspended Coffee facebook page has almost 50,000 likers on it, and there are two pages representing Australia here and here, all promoting locations on where you can sweeten your own coffee, by buying one for someone else: