The busy Four Courts outlet was set up to give its workforce a second chance.

Interesting people congregate around the coffee cart in the yard of the Four Courts. Barristers with horsehair wigs and flowing robes stand around deep in conversation. Litigants in fear of having their homes repossessed. People in fractious disputes over property, or prolonged fights with siblings over a will. Others who have lost loved ones.

But some of the people with the most interesting stories are those who listen to their stories: the baristas behind the counter.

The name on the coffee cart is a bit of a giveaway about the background of these unusual baristas: Mugshot. For all the employees of this boutique coffee company are ex-prisoners. On their exit path from prison, they have trained as baristas and are now gaining experience by working for a proper business.

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