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REDEMPTION ROASTERS SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT 2021
"Learn about the important work we are carrying out in our latest Social Impact report."
"From Big Law to Big Coffee. How a Former Debevoise Lawyer Brewed a New Venture"
PERFECT DAILY GRIND
"Redemption Roasters to open training academy in women's prison"
"Best Nespresso pods for a brew-tiful cup of coffee"
"Best ethical coffee brands in 2021"
"This Coffee Company Is Giving Prisoners Another Shot At Life"
"Redemption Roasters is a remarkable business that gives prisoners hope for the future by training them to become skilled baristas"
"Coffee in confinement: Prison-based roaster teaches job skills to inmates"
"Hot stuff. Cosy up with a warm mug full of flavour and good vibes this winter"
"We’re on a mission to reduce reoffending rates through speciality coffee."
Redemption Roasters Social Impact Report 2020
Learn about the important work we are carrying out in our latest Social Impact report.
"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."
ROASTED: A SMALL BUSINESS'S PANDEMIC DIARY
"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"
IAN KING SHOW - SKY NEWS
"Redemption Roasters offers ex-offenders jobs at one of its six coffee shops or with its partners."
FIVE MINUTES WITH THINK COFFEE INK
"We chose to work with Redemption Roasters because we share a lot of the same values"
THE JELLIED EEL - AROUND TOWN
"This social enterprise, on a mission to spread their delicious coffee with a purpose"
THE RIKERS COFFEE ACADEMY
"Can teaching prison inmates to make lattes give them a chance at a better future?"
PROPEL QUARTERLY - SECOND CHANCES
"Glynn Davis looks at companies that are giving prisoners a way to build their lives through training and employment"
BBC GOOD FOOD - BEST COFFEE BEANS TO BUT ONLINE
"Love coffee in the morning? BGF rounded up the best UK coffee roasteries and highlighted winning products from each."
BOUGHTONS COFFEE HOUSE POP - UP PODCAST
"Boughton's Coffee House sat down with Thomas de Garnham to find out more about using coffee as a force for good."
CHANNEL 5 NEWS - GETTING EXOFFENDERS BACK INTO WORK
"Getting ex-offenders back into work is the single biggest thing which will stop them re-offending but it's far from easy"
REDEMPTION ROASTERS SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT 2019
"A digital copy of our 2019 social impact report detailing the difference we make to the people we are trying to help"
COFFEE HOUSE PROJECT PODCAST
"An interview with Thomas De Garnham from Redemption Roasters"
BBC RADIO - PM
"What's the connection between lattes, cappuccinos and rehabilitating young criminals?"
SKY NEWS INTERVIEW
"They're trying to turn their lives around, and we should welcome it."
JOBS FOR PRISONERS
"Our job is done as long as we know thy don't reoffend"
"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."
KX QUARTERLY WINTER 2019
"Redemption Roasters at Coal Drops Yard is giving young offenders a second shot at a career."
BEST COFFEE GUIDE
"A favourite spot for many local coffee drinkers"
THE VENUE REPORT
"2019's Hottest New Cafe Openings Across The Globe."
THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION II
"Helping young offenders get jobs after release."
THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION
"Inmates are swapping crime for coffee."
COURIER X AMEX
"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."
KX QUARTERLY AUTUMN 2018
"We always want to be known for our amazing, ethically-sourced coffee - there must never be a trade-off in quality."
EDGE AND COMPANY
"A teenager in Aylesbury prison talking about coffee with more passion and knowledge than most coffee professionals."
LONDON BELONGS TO ME
"This is as ethical as coffee gets - showing that the roasting process can be socially responsible to."
PERFECT DAILY GRIND
"One of London's innovative new roasters."
RORY STEWART, MINISTER OF STATE FOR PRISONS
"Working with some very challenging prisoners, educating, changing lives and producing a great cup of coffee."
THOMAS REUTERS FOUNDATION
"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."
THE BIG ISSUE
"A unique story of social good behind every cup."
RICHARD BRANSON, VIRGIN
"It's companies like these that continue to inspire me and I hope more business leaders follow their lead.!
DIRECTOR MAGAZINE BY IOD
"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"
ROASTER INTERVIEWS: MARCUS WOOD OF REDEMPTION ROASTERS
"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"
THE BUCKS HERALD
"We are absolutely delighted to be working with Redemption and are thrilled to offer our visitors delicious coffee"
COFFEE BUSINESS WORLD
"On a mission to provide coffee training and skills to inmates to help them reintegrate into society on their release"
THE BEST INDEPENDENT COFFEE SHOPS IN LONDON
"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"
THE GUARDIAN - THE OFM 50
"Offering coffee, bags of beans and, crucially, employment for apprentices after release"
CAFE LIFE MAGAZINE
"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"
LATTE ART COMPETITION
"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"