Call it coffee with a conscience.
This coffee shop doesn’t just want to kickstart your morning – it wants to help people down on their luck to kickstart their careers – and lives – again.
Second Shot Coffee is the brainchild of final year UCL student Julius Ibrahim. He plans to open an independent coffee shop in East London that will train, employ and support London’s homeless, reintegrating them back into society.
He also wants to serve really great coffee. Because you know how those East Londoners get about their beans.
‘We know that our impact only comes from making our customers happy,’ Julius explains, ‘which is why Second Shot will be serving some of the best coffee London has to offer.’ said Ibrahim
The cafe will also operate a ‘pay it forward’ system, where customers can pre-pay for food and drink, placing a message on a post-it note on the ‘wall of fame’ and then someone in need can pick it up and use it to claim a free meal or hot drink.
And, as well as acting as a social hub where volunteers can donate their time and produce to helping London’s homeless, Second Shot will hand out any unsold food after hours.
Source: Metro UK