Change Please


Backed by The Big Issue, Change Please is a social enterprise that provides homeless people with the skills, equipment and support required to become fully fledged baristas, selling high quality coffee from distinctive mobile carts. After some intensive professional training, the stall’s vendors are paid the London living wage and offered six months of potentially life-changing experience. The coffees, which rotate depending on the season, are all carefully sourced—regular suppliers include Itende JKT in Tanzania, which helps at-risk young people gain employment. The roasting takes place at the Old Spike Roastery in Peckham. In the winter months the cart also sell hot chocolate made from cocoa powder, heavy blocks of pure unsweetened chocolate and unrefined coconut blossom sugar.