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 to roast specialty coffee, people need exceptional skills.
Enter Redemption Roasters. We were approached by the Ministry of Justice to help address the state of reoffending by running our roastery and barista training centre at Aylesbury Prison.
As part of our mission to help the young offenders successfully reintegrate into society, we train them in professional roasting and competition-level barista skills. Together we roast specialty coffee in small batches for our wholesale and retail customers, and run a café for the prison community and visitors. On their release, we also help our now ex-offenders find work using our coffee industry contacts.
Just as our sourcing of coffee is ethical, we’re showing the whole roasting process can be socially responsible too. The result is a finely crafted cup of coffee that raises the bar for everyone.