'Suspended coffee' brews a perfect cup to help the needy

Cafes and restaurants across the province are taking part in a growing 'suspended coffee' movement to help Islanders in need. The goal is to help Islanders who may be low on cash or down on their luck by buying them a coffee. The catch? It's anonymous.

The goal of the movement is to help those who may be down on their luck by buying them a coffee

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Cafes and restaurants across the province are taking part in a growing 'suspended coffee' movement to help Islanders in need.

The goal is to help Islanders who may be low on cash or down on their luck by buying them a coffee. The catch? It's all done anonymously. 
Christy Morgan is the person behind the Island's suspended coffee movement. (CBC)

When people are buying their double-doubles or vanilla lattes, they pay for a second cup that will later be given to someone in need.

Christy Morgan, the organizer who first brought the idea to P.E.I. said there's a warmth to the gesture.

"First of all, it's a beverage, something to keep them going, but it's also that feeling that somebody cares about you. You can come and sit down and be part of the community and feel like people care about you and that's also the emotional element as well, you know?"
A sign at the Living Grace Cafe on Belvedere Ave. in Charlottetown explains suspended coffee. (CBC)

Morgan says about ten businesses are already taking part and she hopes that number will continue to grow.

Miranda Mak at the Living Grace Life Cafe says a number of her customers have been keen to take part.

"In just one week or so we have ... more than 40 suspended coffees here now," said Mak.

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