Redemption Roasters: Supporting Young Offenders

Redemption Roasters are on a mission to change lives through coffee.

They are committed to supporting young offenders to successfully reintegrate into society through professional-level barista training and job opportunities. Redemption Roasters achieved a coffee world first: opening a roastery in a prison run by young offenders in HMYOI Aylesbury. It was founded by Max Dubiel and Ted Rosner in 2016.

Redemption Roasters’ network of shops is rapidly expanding; there’s the flagship café is Lamb’s Conduit Street and recently (May 2018) the Long Lane, Farringdon café has opened. Plans are afoot for several more shops across the capital within the next year.

Trainees start by learning about coffee bean types and their origins, basic arithmetic skills, and how to use coffee grinders. After an exam, they are rewarded with their own barista kit, an apron and a tamper. They move onto a very modern Faema machine, are free to make their own drinks and continue to work on the roastery. When young offenders leave prison, they are fully equipped with professional coffee roasting and competition-level barista skills. Redemption Roasters provide a job in their shops or with one of their partner coffee shops. The whole training process is overseen by Head Roaster, Harry Graham, with over 10 years of experience in the coffee industry and former prison guard and coffee connoisseur, Marc Wioland.

How has TRVST supported Redemption Roasters? 

“TRVST has been brilliant at listening to what our current business needs are and
finding relevant experts that are really interested in what we’re doing, very quickly.”- Max, Co-Founder

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Training in action at HYOI Aylesbury. Photo credit: Redemption Roasters



Ted is one of of the founders of Redemption Roasters, founded in 2016. They support young offende...
Max is one of of the founders of Redemption Roasters, founded in 2016. They support young offend...
2 cafes opened
in London in 2018
108 backers
in 2018 crowdfunding campaign
£20,418 pledged
in 2018 crowdfunding campaign


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