SECOND SHOT COFFEE IS A NEW EAST LONDON CAFÉ THAT TACKLES
HOMELESSNESS ONE ESPRESSO AT A TIME.
Employ homeless people as baristas, and provide the necessary
training and support to help them find their preferred job.
Stock the finest local and ethical produce, championing those who
seek social change without sacrificing on quality.
Modernise the face of social enterprise, acting as a hub promoting
positive change in a trendy East London setting.
A groundbreaking initiative, pioneered by Julius Ibrahim, final year student
and President of Enactus at University College London (UCL), is set to make a
lasting difference to London's homeless community. Through the creation of
Second Shot Coffee, Julius is launching a new social enterprise that will hire
three homeless people every six months, offering training, full time employment
and a living wage, whilst competing on quality with the best coffee houses in London.
The café’s profits will be reinvested into helping the employees gain the
necessary skills they need to return to their previous or preferred
employment. By doing this, Second Shot will create a sustainable and lasting
means for helping those most in need.
INDIEGOGO CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN
To make this vision a reality, Second Shot Coffee is in the final stages of an
IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, with less than two weeks to go.
The deadline for getting your hands on an exclusive perk and pledging your
support is midnight on the 13th August.
Included in the campaign perks are:
A private tour of the Ozone roastery and cafe in Old Street for 15
people, including a tasting session of all the coffees on offer....
A year’s supply of the best and most ethical coffee from Old Spike
Roastery - a social enterprise roastery employing the homeless in Peckham
- delivered every two weeks, directly to your door.
A private two hour, 15 person barista course and tasting session: learn
to brew the perfect coffee with Second Shot Coffee's master baristas
By helping Second Shot Coffee achieve their funding, not only will you get
access to these exclusive perks, but you will be making a real difference to
London’s homeless communities.
THE SECOND SHOT COFFEE CAFÉ
Pay It Forward - Customers can choose to pre-pay for an item by writing a
personalised message on a post-it note and placing it on the wall. These can
then be redeemed by someone in need for a free meal or a hot drink.
Living Wage - Second Shot Coffee’s baristas will immediately receive the
London Living Wage of £9.15 per hour which, alongside training and support,
will provide a solid base for the transition back to their preferred
employment. Second Shot Coffee have partnered with Crisis, a charity
helping the homeless, who will advertise positions at the café through their
A Great Coffee Experience - Second Shot Coffee will serve the highest quality
speciality coffee, alongside artisan baked goods and grilled cheese
sandwiches, all from local suppliers who share Second Shot Coffee’s passion
for positive social change.
The Hub - There are so many groups in London making a positive impact, yet
so often they struggle to find an available and welcoming space. Second Shot
Coffee will become a hub for all those people who want to make the world a
Sustainability - Second Shot Coffee will strive to have a positive impact on
the environment. It will aim to be a zero-waste organisation, engage in a
sustainable supply chain, and encourage others in their network to achieve
HOMELESSNESS IN LONDON
In London, for every rough sleeper, there are a further 100 hidden homeless
people in hostels, and over 1,000 in overcrowded accommodation. Due to the
great recession, the housing crisis, and the increased cost of living,
homelessness has increased by over 300% in the capital alone.
These are people who are victims of circumstance, who have become
trapped by a lack of options and opportunities. Second Shot Coffee believes
that they can offer a way out - an opportunity for the homeless to get back on
their feet and regain control of their lives.
LINK TO THE CAMPAIGN CROWDFUNDING PAGE