Commercial coffee machine supplier Liquidline has partnered with Change Please, a social enterprise that helps lift people out of homelessness.
Change Please retrains them as baristas, providing Living Wage employment and offering additional support with housing, finances and mental health.
The social enterprise has created a new blend of coffee beans especially for Liquidline. The Paloma blend is a dark-medium roast that’s said to be full-bodied and well balanced with caramel sweetness and a rich cocoa aftertaste.
To complement the new coffee offering, Liquidline is offering a range of commercial coffee machines that are available in Change Please branding to help operators promote the values of the new ‘life-changing’ coffee and get buy-in from staff and customers.
Launched in 2015 with a coffee cart in London’s Covent Garden, Change Please now operates several outlets in central London, alongside collaborations with big names including Virgin Atlantic and David Lloyd. It also has its own brand of coffee beans, which Liquidline will be promoting to its existing network of commercial coffee machine dealers and customers.
John Collins, commercial director at Liquidline, commented: “The past 12-months have been especially challenging for Change Please, which relies on the profits from its coffee outlets to provide employment and secure housing for people affected by homelessness.
“By partnering with Liquidline, we hope to introduce its fantastic coffee to a much wider audience, providing an additional revenue stream and supporting them in their mission to end homelessness.”