About Us - Redemption Roasters


Welcome to Redemption Roasters, the world’s first behind bars coffee company. We’re here to help address the state of reoffending… through coffee.

By offering training in speciality coffee, we’ve made it our mission to help offenders successfully reintegrate into society.

We train them in professional roastery and barista skills. On their release, we help our Redemption Graduates find work, either in our own coffee shops or with our wholesale clients.

We roast all our coffee inside the walls of HMP the Mount. Our network of barista academies operate in justice sector institutions across the country.


Did you know? prisoners are 50% more likely to reoffend if they leave prison without skills and a job.


We support our local community as much as possible by supporting those with a history of imprisonment to transition back into employment. We see on-the-job experience as a valuable extension of our academy training. Our graduates are smart hires, which is why we’re the single largest employer of our own graduates.

We work rigorously in the coffee industry to challenge assumptions about ex-offenders, and secure careers for our graduates. Development of a partnership network consisting of businesses big and small has been key to supporting our mission, and we’re always looking to expand. We’ve learned from our own experiences and support both graduates and employers in creating a sustainable working relationship.

Employment can be transformational, and plays a big role in an individual’s self-esteem and personal growth. We believe that everyone can benefit from employment and meaningful activity, and that everyone can succeed given the proper support.

Alongside this, we spend at least 50% of non-labour costs with local and independent suppliers and we are committed to serving at least 75% local and independent clients or customers.