Spotlight, 15 July 2020
Looking for your next caffeine hit on the King’s Road? Pop into Redemption Roasters who’ve just opened their doors – delicious coffee which raises the bar, created behind bars.
Here’s their story…
“We already know that prisoners are 50% more likely to reoffend if they leave prison without skills and a job. And we definitely know that in speciality coffee, people need exceptional skills.
Enter Redemption Roasters, the world’s first behind bars coffee company. We were approached by the Ministry of Justice to help address the state of reoffending through coffee. Our roastery is inside the walls of HMP the Mount and our network of barista academies operate in justice sector institutions across the country.
As part of our mission to help offenders successfully reintegrate into society, we train them in professional roastery and barista skills. On release, we help our “Graduates” to find work, either in our own coffee shops, or with our wholesale clients.
We don’t just source coffee ethically; our entire roasting and coffee education process is socially impactful. The result is a finely crafted cup of coffee that raises the bar for everyone.”
See you there!