Purity Petal, in Church Lane, is the first place in Barnstaple to offer the suspended coffees scheme. Owner Maria Rose said: The idea is you buy your own drink and then you also buy a hot drink to suspend. We place a pebble in a jar for all the suspended coffees bought and then anyone who needs them can come in. It might be someone who is not in a good financial situation, or someone who has had a really stressful day at work and just needs that. Maria said now she hoped to spread the word to let people know about it. I dont think there is anyone else in Barnstaple or Bideford who has done this, added Maria. I saw about it in America and I really want the cafe to have a proper community feel. There was a time I would have really benefitted from this myself. To suspend a coffee for someone in need, visit Purity Petal Cafe.