No one should ever feel alone in the world
Unfortunately we’ve all felt that way at one time or another
Greenbean Coffee House believes that everybody matters and deserves to be cared about.
Kindness can come in many forms, including the purchase of a suspended coffee, which is the very idea that inspired this 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.
The spirit and ambition of the Suspended Coffees movement is supported by thousands of cafés around the world, places that are at the hub of local communities, serving suspended coffees (and more) and sharing goodwill and compassion every day.
How it works
How do I buy a suspended coffee?
It’s simple really. First, you walk into a coffee shop, and instead of buying just one cup of coffee, you buy two or more. You buy one for yourself and one for someone in need. The barista gives you your coffee, then logs the second coffee as “suspended”. The coffee can then be redeemed in a number of ways .
What is my money really paying for?
You don’t need to worry if your money is going to actually help someone or just to take care of a charity organization and its overhead and expenses, or that the recipient is spending money on something other than its intended purpose. Because you’re donating a suspended item, you are in direct control of how your money is helping another human being.
Who am I really helping?
This one is a win-win! Your money doesn’t go to another state, country or continent. It stays right in the community. You not only support someone in need, you also support your local business and all its employees, as well as helping to restore a little faith in humanity.
Can I buy something other than coffee?
Yes! It can be used for more than just coffee. You could also buy a hot chocolate, a muffin. Because of its simplicity, the suspended coffee idea makes it easy to duplicate with other items. When you donate a suspended item, you’re not only satisfying a person’s immediate need, you may also be helping to restore their dignity.
Who is eligible to receive the free coffee/food?
A suspended coffee can be for anyone. It can be for the homeless man you pass every day on the street, a stressed student in the middle of exams, or a mom who needs a five minute break. It is not up to us to judge who is in need. If someone asks, then they are in need. It helps remind us that no matter how alone you may feel, there is always someone somewhere who cares. Being alone is the scariest thing in the world, and our desire is to brighten those dark days of loneliness and fear. Yes, it’s just a cup of coffee, but it’s about more than the coffee!