Ozone launches limited edition coffee in support of LGBTQ+ youth

At Ozone, we aim to create meaningful human connections, from our eateries to farm visits. We're committed to positively impacting our community. This Pride Month, we're launching a limited edition single origin coffee in partnership with akt, a charity supporting LGBTQ+ youth facing homelessness or hostile environments.

akt - the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity

About akt

akt's mission is profound and urgent. The charity works nationwide with LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25, providing them with the support they need to thrive in the face of adversity. For many LGBTQ+ youth, coming out or being outed can result in becoming homeless. This harsh reality affects 77% of the young people akt supports. Currently, 24% of young homeless people identify as LGBTQ+, highlighting the critical need for akt's services.

akt operates from four offices located in London, Bristol, Manchester, and Newcastle, ensuring that help is accessible across the UK. They also offer a live chat service, providing immediate support for those in need, no matter where they are.

Introducing the coffee: Pride Edition: Inglaterra 

Introducing our new limited-edition coffee from the Minas Gerais region in Brazil, sourced from the renowned Fazenda Inglaterra farm—a valued partner with whom Ozone has proudly collaborated for over a decade. This delicious coffee tastes like a big rush of sweet marzipan gets a drizzle of dark chocolate on the finish and a little hint of caramel on the aftertaste for a well balanced cup which will keep bringing you back for more. For every bag sold, Ozone will be donating 50p which will directly contribute to akt's mission. Shop now

Why this matters to us

At Ozone, we understand that being part of the community means standing up for those who need it most. Supporting akt aligns with our values of inclusivity and community support. We are committed to using our platform to raise awareness and funds for the LGBTQ+ youth community who are facing some of the most challenging circumstances imaginable.

Homelessness and hostile living environments can have devastating effects on young people, particularly those who are already marginalised. akt's work is essential in ensuring that LGBTQ+ youth have the chance to live in safe and supportive environments, allowing them to reach their full potential.

Ozone is committed to not just encouraging, but ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion flourish amongst our workforce. As a business, we are committed to building diverse, inclusive and supportive cultures of respect, fairness and opportunity. We are committed to ensuring our workforce is truly representative of our communities and that each employee feels represented, respected and embraced. We do this not to tick a box, or because there is a commercial value in diversity. We do it because it is simply the right thing.

How you can help

Supporting this initiative is simple. By purchasing Pride Edition you are directly contributing to the support services provided by akt. Additionally, we encourage you to learn more about akt's work and consider making a direct donation. Every contribution, no matter how small, makes a significant difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ young people.

For more information about akt and how you can support their mission, visit their website https://www.akt.org.uk.

Thank you for your support. 

Big love, 
Team Ozone x