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Welcome to the CAP Café!

Grab your favourite mug, take a seat and browse our menu. We love a good cuppa and we love seeing people set free from poverty.

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Drinks menu

Need a quick pick-me-up? Want to sit back, relax and have a leisurely read? Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got something just for you. Pick a drink to get started.

Espresso

An energy-packed choice for someone who likes to get stuff done! Here are three quick things you can do right now.

  1. Pray for CAP's work and all the people stuck in poverty right now. We can't do this without God.
  2. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up to speed with all the latest breakthroughs and campaigns.
  3. Donate the cost of your drink to CAP, so we can empower more people to rebuild their lives. A little goes a long way!
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Make your own

You'll need:
  1. 50ml hot water
  2. 1 tbsp ground coffee (filter will do!)
  3. A cafetière/french press
  4. An espresso glass or tiny mug

Top tip: Before you start, warm your cafetière with some hot water to help create a full, rounded flavour.

Method:
  1. Boil 50ml water.
  2. Spoon a generous tablespoon of ground coffee into your cafetière.
  3. Add a splash of the water to get the coffee ‘blooming’ (releasing its natural oils and flavours).
  4. Pop the lid on and let it sit for a minute.
  5. Add the rest of the hot water and give it a good stir!
  6. Let the coffee stew for a few more minutes (lid on) before plunging and pouring into an espresso glass or tiny mug of choice!

Cappuccino

A serious drink with a sweet twist. Let us take two minutes to tell you about the serious work we do, and we promise to end on something that'll put a smile on your face. Every year, thousands of people call our helpline in need of support to break free from the prison of debt. We partner with churches across the UK to provide free, face-to-face debt help in local communities. We're there every step of the way to teach budgeting, help clients with their paperwork, and figure out the best way for them to make their finances manageable. And after 25 years in this work, we can tell you there's nothing like the moment someone learns they're debt free. Watch Paula's reaction here:

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Make your own

You'll need:
  1. 1 tbsp ground coffee (or instant)
  2. 50ml hot water
  3. Microwavable jar
  4. ½ jar of milk
  5. A cafetière/french press (optional)
  6. Chocolate powder
Method:
  1. Using instant coffee? Plop a big spoonful into your mug and add just enough boiling water to dissolve the coffee.
  2. If you’re using ground coffee and a cafetière, follow our espresso recipe instead.
  3. Half-fill a medium-sized microwavable jar with milk.
  4. Tightly screw the lid on. Shake for 30 seconds. Keep going!
  5. Take the lid off and microwave for 30 seconds until frothy, then pour over the coffee.
  6. Sprinkle on a generous amount of chocolate powder!

Tea

You can't beat a good cup of tea! It's a drink for all occasions and there are so many different ways to have your tea. There are lots of steps you can take against UK poverty too, so pick an option that suits you, whether you're a milk-and-sugar or earl-grey-and-lemon kind of person!

Hear from one of our clients about how he found freedom and faith (5 minute read)

Pray for your community (1 minute read)

Get your free book packed with real stories of how CAP clients' lives have been transformed

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Make your own

You'll need:
  1. Tea bag (brand of choice)
  2. Favourite mug
  3. Hot water
  4. Milk
  5. Sugar (optional)
Method:
  1. Plop your teabag in your favourite mug.
  2. Pour in boiling water (if you like your tea sweet, add sugar here!).
  3. Give it a proper little mash with a spoon and leave to brew for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add milk until your tea is a beautiful golden colour.
  5. Snuggle up with a cosy blanket - and a good biscuit or two - and dunk away!

Lemonade

Looking for something bubbly and exciting? Then here's a fun challenge for you! Test your typing skills against the timer. Don't forget to let us know your score on our Facebook page (there's no huge cash prize or anything, we just want to see if you can beat our Communications team!)

The CAP highscore is: 00:10:97

One, two, three, GO!

CAP's regular givers are called Life Changers for a reason - they really do change lives!

00:00:00
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Make your own

You'll need:
  1. 3 unwaxed lemons
  2. 100g caster sugar
  3. 500ml cold water (or substitute half for sparkling water)
  4. Food processor or blender
Method:
  1. Grate the lemon zest and set aside.
  2. Roughly chop the lemons, removing the pips and pith (the white spongy bit).
  3. Add the lemon chunks, zest, sugar and half of the water to a food processor or blender and give it a whizz until the lemon is finely chopped.
  4. Sieve the mixture over a bowl, squeezing as much juice out of it as possible.
  5. Pour in the rest of the water (or jazz it up with some sparkling water!). Add more sugar/water to taste.
  6. Serve in a cold glass - ice and lemon slice optional!

Water

You like the facts, plain and simple. So, here they are! Through CAP:

  • 494 people became debt free during lockdown.
  • 2 people respond to Jesus every working day (on average).
  • Since working with CAP, 40% of clients say they already sleep better and ⅔ are less afraid to open the post.

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Make your own

You'll need:
  1. A tap
  2. A glass
Method:
  1. Pour water.
  2. Drink water.

Hot chocolate mountain

Fun choice! Here's a cheery video to go with all that delicious chocolate. Go on, chuck some extra sprinkles on your drink!

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Make your own

You'll need:
  1. Milk
  2. Hot chocolate powder (or actual chocolate)
  3. Whipped cream (or double cream!)
  4. Marshmallows
  5. Other sauce / sprinkles (optional)
  6. Vanilla essence (optional)
Method:
  1. Fill your mug ⅔ with milk. (Leave enough space at the top to avoid overflow.)
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes/gently warm the milk on the hob.
  3. Stir in a few heaped teaspoons of hot chocolate powder. If you’re feeling really fancy you could mix in melted chocolate instead!
  4. Add a ‘slightly too generous’ portion of whipped cream (for that added level of decadence, mix whipped double cream with a few drops of vanilla extract).
  5. Decorate with various sprinkles from the cupboard and more chocolate powder!
  6. Drink it much too fast. Feel slightly sick but satisfied. Have no regrets.

Lorraine's story

Lorraine’s world blew apart in 30 seconds as her husband of 20 years walked out. Unable to cope, she ended up in a psychiatric unit and her finances fell into disarray.

When Lorraine contacted CAP, her local Debt Coach, Jon, came round and scooped up the pile of unopened bills. The letters were sorted and a debt solution was put in place.

With this overwhelming burden lifted, Lorraine could start to rebuild her life.

Now debt free, Lorraine says:

"I wouldn’t want to be anybody else. I’m happy with me."

Will you donate the cost of your drink to help someone like Lorraine rebuild their life?

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