Part of what we do at laces is our off the pitch programme. This ranges from helping our girls with their CVs and college applications to first aid training and field trips. Some of our off the pitch work involves partnering with like minded organisations. Insert Good Beans.
Good Beans is a social enterprise that makes excellent cold brew coffee. Founded by childhood friends Rosa Escoda and Becky Neale, the two lovingly make their coffee in small batches in East London and sell in delis, cafés and markets around the UK.
When Rosa got in touch and told us about their values, she asked if we had any young women who’d be interested in learning the coffee trade. Everything from the art of cold brew to softer skills like customer service and speaking to strangers. Chloe, one of our girls is very good at trying new things. She was after all, our very first lace. And she put her hand up to be the one to take on the apprenticeship and spend her Saturdays at Borough Market alongside Becky and Rosa.
Pop along to say hello if you happen to be near borough! We’ll be sharing updates from Chloe as she learns all about coffee.