New Ground Coffee
New Ground Coffee is a local artisinal coffee roastery based in MakeSpace in Jericho. They supply us with some incredibly good coffee that pays the farmers properly and is very selective in who they work with and deciding their supply chains, not to mention the coffee!
New Ground started when Dickon and Joel combined a passion for social justice with a passion for great coffee.
It’s well documented that prisoners are much more likely to reoffend after release if they are without training and jobs. That’s where New Ground fits in. We roast high grade, speciality coffee in Oxford and use it as a vehicle for ex-offenders to train and gain employment across the Thames Valley.
We buy quality and ethical green beans and roast them to bring out the unique characteristics of each coffee. We use profits to fund training and guide ex-offenders into a long term, sustainable future in the coffee industry.
We have a very strong ethical and sustainable focus to provide a variety of exciting coffees. We work with small-scale farmers who produce the best coffees around the world, and ensure that these farmers are paid fairly and their communities are positively impacted. We partner with Olam Coffee to ensure we maximise community impact across the whole supply chain, going much further than just ‘fair trade’.
We work hard to get the most out of each coffee, and so each one is roasted differently to fully develop all the flavours, and to showcase what makes them distinct. The resulting cup should be clean and clear – but we’ll let you be the judge of that.
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