Bristol-based Extract Coffee Roasters works with community groups in the UK to support vulnerable people, through training, mentoring and sports

There are many people reading this who might claim coffee changed their lives, but for Katia Ferreira it really did. Not because she discovered the black stuff could rouse her from her slumber every morning – as it does millions of people daily – but because it provided the 53-year-old with a lifeline after arriving in Britain as a refugee in 2009.
Back then Ferreira, who travelled here from Bolivia with her husband and son, had few prospects. Not only did she speak very little English, but she also had to wait five years for a work permit. When the necessary documents did eventually arrive, employers were reluctant to hire her because she’d been out of work for so long. It was a vicious…



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