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Coffee lovers supporting new business and charity

Emma Pritchard |

It doesn’t take Danielle Montgomery very long to go through 1kg of coffee at her Common Good Coffee van.
While she is absolutely delighted with how her new venture is thriving since opening within the last week, the Clarence Valley businesswoman has an extra reason to smile.
And it isn’t just from the additional hits of caffeine or it’s gorgeous aroma.
Common Good Coffee donate $1 to Australian mental health and wellbeing support organisation Beyond Blue every time Ms Montgomery opens a new 1kg bag of coffee and sets to work preparing cappuccinos and flat whites for customers.
“I’m very happy to be part of it, it’s a really good cause,” Ms Montgomery said of the donations.
“Beyond Blue is an organisation I feel very strongly about.
“They do a great job helping people and I’m just happy that I’m able to help them.”
While the Common Good Coffee van does not have a target amount in site, Ms Montgomery said she is very pleased with the money which has been donated so far, especially considering her business has only recently opened.
“It’s been flat out,” she said.
“The first three days we were open were so busy.
“I’ve needed a lot of coffee to keep myself going.”
The Common Good Coffee van is parked at the Liberty Ryan Street Food and Fuel Service Centre in South Grafton between Monday and Saturday each week.
Opening times are currently 6am – 11am.
Ms Montgomery said she is currently planning extending the operating hours due to increasing popularity and she is very thankful to the local community for their generous support.
“We all need good coffee,” she said with a laugh.