Gaia Coffee was opened on the 21st of September 2019, long before we created Gaia Giving but the coffee shop birthed the new Community Interest Company.
When we started Gaia Coffee we never went into it thinking we want to make lots of profit, we wanted experience, we wanted to learn the art of coffee and then give our version of hospitality.
But as the shop progressed and became part of the community it became clear we could make a real positive impact to our community.
MORE ABOUT US
Gaia is a not-for-profit coffee shop and roasters dedicated to improving our community.
Gaia coffee is a safe space for everyone.
Our well-being baristas are there to provide support, signposting, and a friendly face if you feel you would like to talk to someone. We also offer the suspended coffee scheme for anyone who needs it.
We offer training opportunities and work experience placements for people who are struggling to gain experience, particularly those with learning disabilities.
Everything you buy from us goes towards us helping others.
In the evenings we also host youth groups:
(A youth group for people interested in Climate change and making a positive impact on the world)
Girls Against Anxiety
(A support group and safe space for ALL women, girls, and non-binary people to talk about anxiety lifting each other up to feel good, supported, and empowered)
Roasting our own Coffee
Inspired by Crankhouse's attention to detail and Change Please social causes, we embarked on a journey to grow Gaia. We used the time we had during the pandemic to explore and learn about roasting when the perfect opportunity feel for us. The Clifton site was born. We are new to our roasting journey but three main focuses are;
Creating a bag that gives.
Roasted by our very own Ceri.
Providing skills for:
We offer training opportunities and work experience placements for people who are struggling to gain experience, particularly Young People and those with learning disabilities