Crisis Coffee Impact Report 2019

Every cup of Crisis Coffee you sipped in 2019 supported Crisis’ pledge to end homelessness in the UK.

Not only was 15% of every bag you bought donated to the charity, but this coffee was also used to teach 94 trainees in Cafes from Crisis.

Meet a trainee: Read Esi's story


2019: A year of Crisis Coffee in numbers 

Crisis Coffee impact 2019

Since 2018, in Cafes from Crisis in Shoreditch and Oxford, trainees have used this Crisis Coffee to learn barista and front-of-house skills, to help them get back into work. Crisis Coffee was born off the back of these trainees - giving them ownership over the product that is the vehicle for changing their lives. 

It costs £3,500 to put a trainee through Crisis’ cafe and barista skills course. In 2019, 94 trainees started courses at Cafes from Crisis. The money raised through Crisis Coffee helps more people access this training and supports their journey out of homelessness.

Crisis Coffee impact

2019 was a great year for Crisis Coffee, when thousands of coffee lovers were introduced to the cause.

  • An audience of some 30,000 found out more about the Crisis Coffee in March when we invited the Crisis team to join us at the London Coffee Festival.
  • 404kg of Crisis Coffee was enjoyed by members at 7 WeWork sites in London, when we teamed up to support Crisis in August and September.
  • £106,000 was raised in December at Savile Row's Crisis Popup shop, featuring Crisis Coffee

In 2020, Crisis Coffee is proudly served in Cafes from Crisis in Shoreditch and Oxford. You can also drink Crisis Coffee at Shops from Crisis in Croydon, Dalston, Elephant & Castle, Finsbury Park and Peckham.


Esi, Crisis Coffee

Meet a trainee: Esi's Story

Esi had been struggling to find work after studying and was experiencing health issues. Then after a fire in her flat, she lost her home. She was moved into a hostel and had to live there for almost three years.

“There were women with so many issues in there. Some had addictions or had just come out of prison. My support worker at the hostel mentioned Crisis to me, and I thought - why not see what it’s about?”

Esi attended classes, accessed progression services and completed the café training scheme in summer 2018.  

“Having a progression coach really helps. You know there’s someone there for you. When it comes to being homeless – you need support systems to get your life back on track.” 

After working with Crisis, Esi now runs her own small catering business and is living in a Housing Association flat.


The money raised through every sale of Crisis Coffee helps more people access Cafe training and supports their journey out of homelessness. 

Support Crisis Coffee by drinking a cup at Cafes from Crisis in Shoreditch and Oxford. Crisis Coffee is also served in Shops from Crisis in Croydon, Dalston, Elephant & Castle, Finsbury Park and Peckham. 

Or buy a bag online to drink at home.

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