COFFEE SHOP

COFFEE SHOP

The Observatory is not only a photography gallery.. We are also a speciality coffee shop serving delicious coffee and tea and handmade food.

We are proud to serve Redemption Roasters coffee.

As part of their mission to help young offenders successfully reintegrate into society, Redemption Roasters train them at their in-prison roastery with professional roasting and competition-level barista skills. The young offenders roast specialty coffee in small batches for our wholesale and retail customers, and run a cafĂ© for the prison community and visitors. On the prisoners’ release they are also given assistance finding work within the coffee industry.

Just as the sourcing of their coffee is ethical, Redemption has shown that the whole roasting process can be socially responsible too. The result is a finely crafted cup of coffee that raises the bar for everyone.

“Redemption Roasters is a shining example of how the Prison Service works with our industry partners to teach skills in order to reduce reoffending. Through Redemption, the Apprentices received top-level training in a state-of-the-art facility, gain real work experience and are introduced to employement opportunities on release.” – Laura Boyle, Head of Reducing Reoffending, HMYOI Aylesbury