Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fantastic project with prisoners. Coffee Creativity

Redemption Roasters

Redemption Roasters is a first: a small-batch roastery in a prison. 

In 2016, the Ministry of Justice asked coffee wholesalers Ted Rosner and Max Dubiel if they would be interested in setting up a barista academy within a prison with the aim of reducing reoffending rates.

“The connection came through a supplier," Rosner explains. 

“We thought it would be more interesting to open a roaster as there are so many skills involved”

Ten apprentices work in the roastery and small cafe at
Aylesbury Prison, an institution for 17-21-year-old men. As with any work undertaken in prison, they are paid - and the roastery is a business, not a charity, or the recipient of subsidies.

The first Redemption Roasters cafe opened on London's Lamb's Conduit Street last summer
 (a second is coming on Long Lane in Farringdon), 
offering coffee, bags of beans and, crucially, employment for apprentices after release. 

Sophie Missiiig

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