Shop owner hosts online coffee-making courses for mental health charity

Phil Shepka

BBC News

Beth Cook
Beth Cook

The co-owner of a coffee shop business closed because of coronavirus has begun online coffee-making courses to raise money for charity.

Beth Cook from Applaud Coffee, which has two shops in Ipswich, said she has a "passion for teaching people about coffee and improving people's skills".

She said she wanted "to be creative in thinking of ways to help" the mental health charity Mind, and has asked those who take her courses to donate money to them instead of paying her.

She said: "Mental health obviously is going to [be a] struggle massively for a lot of people during this time and after."

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Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

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