Change Please, founded by Trinity alumnus Cemal Ezal, has partnered with Virgin Atlantic to introduce a bespoke coffee blend on board all Virgin Atlantic flights from autumn 2019.

Coffee provided on board the Virgin Atlantic flights will use beans from farms that support local communities; improving working practices and increasing farmers living wages.

The social enterprise, founded in 2015, tackles the number of rough sleepers within the UK through education programmes and barista training. It was named Start-up of the Year by Richard Branson earlier this year and has won several coffee awards including Great Taste Awards, “The World’s best social enterprise” and, in 2019, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for promoting mobility.

On announcing the partnership Cemal said: “Homelessness is at a record high and we all want to help but don’t know where to begin. I can’t think of a more suitable collaboration than with Virgin Atlantic, working together to serve the best coffee available in the skies. Passengers can enjoy award winning coffee on board safe in the knowledge they are making a difference to the lives of homeless people across the UK – and soon in New York, LA and San Francisco.”

Find out more about the partnership by watching this video:

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