Sutton High Street's first independent specialty coffee shop is set to reopen this weekend after an extensive six-week refurb.

TazZa Coffee has completely redesigned its space and offering, having partnered with Redemption Roasters, who they say offer a direct knowledge of the farms where the coffee comes from.

Redemption also works with and trains offenders at Aylesbury prison to help their rehabilitation.

The coffee shop, which has been on the High Street for seven years, is owned by church UnitedLife.

TazZa Coffee’s manager Matt Squirrel said: “TazZa Coffee has always had the community at its heart, whether it is how we work with our local suppliers, or through initiatives such as the popular StoryTime project.

He added: "We are looking forward to bringing the people of Sutton on a fantastic coffee journey not yet seen on the High Street."

TazZa Coffee is owned by UnitedLife, a local church who have a strong history of working in both their local community and globally, through projects in Burundi and Zimbabwe. UnitedLife’s Senior Pastor, Paul Conrathe commented that “TazZa Coffee has a privileged position on the High Street, and through StoryTime, our debt counselling services and other community initiatives, it shows we are passionate about Sutton. We believe that life is not meant to be a solo journey.”