Our coffee: Old Spike

Posted on by Cheryl Cavanagh in

Old Spike Roastery, are not just another coffee brand.  They’re committed to ensuring everyone who comes through their doors leaves with a better story than the one they came in with. Whether that’s by offering those affected by homelessness tangible ways to gain new skills and a job, or by serving a customer a delicious, socially conscious cup of coffee, we want to create meaningful social impact.

Launched in 2014 in Peckham Rye, they were the first speciality coffee roastery operating as a social enterprise and have since been at the forefront of using coffee as a vehicle for social change.

Our team are proud to have partnered with Old Spike Roastery at Barefoot Joes, serving their blends exclusively.

Here’s a little more information about Old Spike – for more or to get involved visit https://oldspikeroastery.com

As a social enterprise, Old Spike’s primary mission is to help reduce homelessness in the UK through training and employment within speciality coffee. Whether that’s assisting our head roaster at our roastery or working in one of our cafes as a barista, Old Spike are committed to supporting our trainees from training to employment.

With 65% of the profits we generate going back to supporting our social mission, we rely entirely on traded income to meet our social objectives. In partnership with our sister organisation Change Please, we have launched a state of the art barista training academy to offer a bespoke, 8 week course which offers our trainees the following support:

  • Practical and theory based learning
  • Mental health support
  • Work readiness training
  • Financial assistance with accommodation
  • Post training employment

Once we feel each trainee is ready to step into the world of employment, we work with our employment partners to help place each graduate into a London Living Wage job.

Not only do they help people – their coffee tastes great too!