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 specialty coffee, people need exceptional skills. Enter Redemption Roasters, the world’s first behind bars coffee company. Redemption were approached by the Ministry of Justice to help address the state of reoffending through coffee. Their 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 their mission to help offenders successfully reintegrate into society, they train them in professional roastery and barista skills. On release, Redemption then help their 'Graduates' to find work, either in our own coffee shops, or with our wholesale clients. Not just sourcing coffee ethically, Redemption's entire roasting and coffee education process is socially impactful. The result is a finely crafted cup of coffee that raises the bar for everyone.