29th October 2018
The King’s Centre has partnered with Redemption Roasters to stock freshly ground coffee which is ethically sourced and socially responsible. Based at Aylesbury Prison young offenders’ unit Redemption Roasters trains inmates as professional roasters and baristas to help provide them with skills and opportunities to rehabilitate which in turn helps them reintegrate into society.
Michelle Fernandez, General Manager at the King’s Centre, Oxford, said: “As a community and charity spirited organisation we feel partnering with a Redemption Roasters fits with our core values. We are delighted to be able to support the vital work it does helping young people and it also enables us to provide our guests with coffee that is ethically sourced and helps a good cause.”
Thomas De Garnham of Redemption Roasters said: “We're proud to provide The King’s Centre with a fantastic coffee offering. We share the same social values, providing support and rehabilitation to the local Oxfordshire community".
Ministry of Justice statistics show prisoners are 50% more likely to re-offend if they leave prison without skills or a job. Redemption Roasters has coffee shops in London and has also partnered with a growing number of venues to stock its products.