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"Coffee chain which employs and trains prisoners as baristas speaks out about 'difficulties' of lockdown"
"Having a home and a job to return to has been proven to reduce the recidivism rate — one of the key goals of the company."
"This is a diarised version of how my small coffee company, Redemption Roasters, has experienced the coronavirus crisis so far. Hopefully, it proves of interest to Alphaville readers who are used to analysing businesses through an unprecedented crisis, but perhaps not operating them"
"Redemption Roasters offers ex-offenders jobs at one of its six coffee shops or with its partners."
"We chose to work with Redemption Roasters because we share a lot of the same values"
"This social enterprise, on a mission to spread their delicious coffee with a purpose"
"Can teaching prison inmates to make lattes give them a chance at a better future?"
"Glynn Davis looks at companies that are giving prisoners a way to build their lives through training and employment"
"Love coffee in the morning? BGF rounded up the best UK coffee roasteries and highlighted winning products from each."
"Boughton's Coffee House sat down with Thomas de Garnham to find out more about using coffee as a force for good."
"Getting ex-offenders back into work is the single biggest thing which will stop them re-offending but it's far from easy"
"A digital copy of our 2019 social impact report detailing the difference we make to the people we are trying to help"
"An interview with Thomas De Garnham from Redemption Roasters"
"What's the connection between lattes, cappuccinos and rehabilitating young criminals?"
"They're trying to turn their lives around, and we should welcome it."
"Our job is done as long as we know thy don't reoffend"
"One really important aspect of starting a business is to build with social purpose"
"If you fancy a coffee that's also ethical, you'll find it at Redemption Roasters."
"Exceptional coffee can come from unexpected places - and unlikely people."
"Redemption Roasters at Coal Drops Yard is giving young offenders a second shot at a career."
"A favourite spot for many local coffee drinkers"
"2019's Hottest New Cafe Openings Across The Globe."
"Helping young offenders get jobs after release."
"Inmates are swapping crime for coffee."
"We've done very well out of the public impact we've had. It gives us a clear point of difference."
"Being in this environment has changed my whole outlook on life."
"We always want to be known for our amazing, ethically-sourced coffee - there must never be a trade-off in quality."
"A teenager in Aylesbury prison talking about coffee with more passion and knowledge than most coffee professionals."
"This is as ethical as coffee gets - showing that the roasting process can be socially responsible to."
"One of London's innovative new roasters."
"Working with some very challenging prisoners, educating, changing lives and producing a great cup of coffee."
"Everyone (working in the cafe) has the same goals. They do want to go out and live a crime-free life."
"Changing peoples' expectations of what people who wind up in prison are lie. Most are more like you than you think."
"Around 90 young men have gone/are going through the training while inside."
"A unique story of social good behind every cup."
"It's companies like these that continue to inspire me and I hope more business leaders follow their lead.!
"This turns the usual relationship between the officers and inmates on it's head - it's refreshing to see"
"We had the pleasure to meet the Minister of State for Prisons at the Ministry of Justice"
"Redemption Roasters hopes its training plans will help remove the stigma about employing reformed convicts"
"Turning offenders into baristas and bean experts"
"[One of the] places I can recommend if you're looking for a mix of social impact and caffeine"
"Through Redemption, the apprentices receive top-level training in a state-of-the-art facility"
"[Young offender:] It's a different environment, it brings a bit of normality to my life"
"Each day is entirely different in the coffee industry - especially when operating behind bars"
"The atmosphere is great because the guys are really keen, very excited, ad genuinely interested in a career in coffee"
"We are absolutely delighted to be working with Redemption and are thrilled to offer our visitors delicious coffee"
"On a mission to provide coffee training and skills to inmates to help them reintegrate into society on their release"
"Redemption has a cool and airy interior and is a great spot for an early morning meeting or a grab-and-go"
"Training the future coffee professionals in Aylesbury Prison"
"Offering coffee, bags of beans and, crucially, employment for apprentices after release"
"Young offenders often have to work twice as hard to demonstrate their viability in the working world"
"The coffee roastery that puts inmates on road to redemption"
"If offenders have skills and have a job to go to, the latest statistics show that they are 50% less likely to reoffend"
"Redemption Roasters gives young offenders the chance to train as baristas and skill up for a new life after prison"
"Redemption Roasters' partnership with HMP Aylesbury is one project that is clearly making a positive impact"
"Because we train people who experience prejudice against them, we have to do everything to a much higher standard"
"That is what a fresh start looks like"
"A speciality coffee company with a difference"
"The cafe made a splash at London coffee festival in 2017 with the launch of their range of coffees"
"This business is making a real difference to people's lives - and making great coffee at the same time"
"We want to show the coffee community and the world that a positive environment can be created behind bars"