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Canvas Coffee


Canvas Coffee is an award winning speciality coffee shop and social enterprise.

To the customer the Canvas is simply a great coffee shop but behind the scenes the café is used to help those in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction develop skills and confidence to take next steps in their life through volunteer opportunities and barista skills training courses.  Canvas offers:

  • a free half-day course which covers the basics of how to make great espresso, which is the basis of a great coffee. This is aimed at anyone in abstinence based recovery looking to learn new skills and get out of the recovery bubble and routine for a few hours; and
  • a 12 week volunteer work experience placement available to anyone who has completed the Basic course and is looking to learn, challenge or create new opportunities for themselves.  On the programme clients gain valuable knowledge, customer service experience and become familiar with working as part of a small team.

For more information go to canvascoffee.co.uk