From Lockup to Latte Art - Brewing New Beginnings

From Lockup to Latte Art - Brewing New Beginnings

Big House Beans, a specialty coffee roasting company in Oakland, California, is not just about serving meticulously crafted coffee; it's also offering second chances to individuals who've faced significant barriers to employment such as incarceration and substance abuse. The company's founder, John Krause, who himself has a history of addiction and incarceration, is committed to providing opportunities and job training to those who need it most. With 20% of their staff being former convicts or recovering addicts, Big House Beans is showcasing the potential for social and individual transformation through proactive employment practices. Michael Madison, a barista at Big House Beans and former cellmate of Krause, shares his journey from prison to pouring the perfect cup, illustrating the profound impact a second chance can have on a person's life.

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