Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Expanding a chain of coffee shops run by Deaf young people
I Love Coffee is a social enterprise based in Cape Town, South Africa, that is building a chain of coffee shops and operates a coffee roastery run by Deaf young people. Employees receive barista and hospitality training, along with support for accessing other services, such as banking and social services. There are ten locations across Cape Town and Johannesburg, including both public and in-office locations. In 2020, I Love Coffee has 26 employees, and it plans to operate 40 cafés soon.
“Receiving training in sign language made me want to be a trainer and create jobs in my community.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||I Love Coffee|
|Organisation:||I Love Coffee|
|South Africa – Cape Town and Johannesburg|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|