What is Caffè Sospeso?
A Caffè Sospeso (Italian for “suspended coffee”) is a cup of coffee paid for in advance as an anonymous act of charity. The tradition began in the working-class cafés of Naples, where someone who had experienced good luck would order a Sospeso, paying the price of two coffees but receiving and consuming only one. Anyone who was down on their luck would be welcome to ask whether there was a Sospeso available and if so, they would then be served a coffee for free. The Beans To An End team believes strongly in all forms of charity. We are thrilled to invite our customers to “pay it forward” via our new Sospeso program.
How does it work?
In short: buy a bag of coffee for yourself, and then buy another for someone in need. You can either purchase a Sospeso individually from “Donate now” button below, or add it to your cart when buying coffee. When someone in need requires a bag of coffee, they will be sent one by Beans To An End, and you’ll be notified that your Sospeso has been redeemed.
Who can receive a Sospeso?
Anyone who is down on their luck is welcome to apply via the below form. The Beans To An End staff will review your answers, and you’ll be notified if a Sospeso is available.
Make a Donation
If you are feeling generous, we welcome you to contribute a bag of coffee to those who are in need of a brighter day.
Sospeso Application Form
Anyone who is down on their luck is welcome to apply here via this form. The Beans To An End staff will reply as soon as possible.