One Twelve Coffee is Newport’s newest indie coffee shop on the block, but #coffeewithpurpose is so much more than just a catchy hashtag – it’s the ethos behind what drives One Twelve Coffee.

With so many coffee shops vying for your hard-earned cash, can One Twelve Coffee offer something that sets it apart from the usual skinny
latte, espresso offerings?

One Twelve Coffee are certain they can. They are doing this by creating a rolling programme of 12-week work and training placements for people who have experienced homelessness.

Trainees will participate in barista training delivered by their staff and accredited by top Welsh coffee company Coaltown Coffee; recently named one of the world’s best places for coffee.

The exciting creation of Pobl Group, an organisation who know only too well the devastating impact homelessness has on lives, having housed and supported people threatened with homelessness for over 30 years.

Nick Taylor, Pobl’s acting director of Care & Support said, “Like many great coffee shops in Newport, we work tirelessly to create the best
coffee, a welcoming environment and deliver an exceptional service, but right at the heart of OneTwelve Coffee is our desire to create opportunities and change the lives of as many people experiencing homelessness throughout Newport as we can.”

As well as learning the skills to create velvety smooth, frothy coffees; trainees are encouraged to connect with customers in this real life, supportive working environment.

Supporting people to gain practical and social skills is important for their pursuit of future employment and journey to independence.Once inside, the coffee shop has a welcoming, laid-back vibe, with tables and chairs and a comfy chillout area with armchairs and comfy cushions. Their mission statement is emblazoned on the wall, acting as a powerful reminder of the purpose ofOne Twelve Coffee.

One Twelve Coffee is not-for-profit, so monies can be reinvested, enabling us to continue providing ongoing support and training. Food is also served and includes vegan and vegetarian options – keep an eye on social media for menus and special offers.

112 Lower Dock Street, Newport NP20 2AF

07747 273555

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