Meet the team
Starting out roasting tiny half pound batches of beans on Todmorden market, Mark has used his vast knowledge of coffee and the demand of a good cup to increase Exchange Coffee to 5 outlets plus a wholesale department.
Started as manager of the Blackburn shop in 1991 and became General Manager in 1999.
Trained as a barista on our Todmorden Cappuccino bar, moving to our Clitheroe Shop for holiday work while studying at Leeds University. Transfered to the wholesale side of the business after university and started learning the art of roasting coffee. Now responsible for purchasing green coffee along with welcoming new customers. I have a continued passion for learning about coffee and sharing that knowledge with anyone who will listen.
Joining the Clitheroe team 18 years ago as a full time waitress, Joanne quickly worked her way up the ladder and within 3 years became the manager of the Clitheroe Shop. With 17 years roasting under her belt, Joanne is one of our more experienced roasters within Exchange Coffee.
Lucie started at our Blackburn Shop in 2003 training as a barista. Soon after starting Lucie moved into the food kitchen. After 6 years in the company Lucie progessed as our Blackburn Shop manageress where she started her training as a coffee roaster and in 2011 she was prom
Ruth started with us at Exchange Coffee back in 2006 when we had the Cappuccino Bar within Blackburns old 5 day market. Upon fairly recent developments with the new and moved market, Ruth has run the new Cappuccino bar since.
Anne started working for Exchange Coffee in 2001 as our food kitchen cook at our Clitheroe Shop. After showing interest in the retail side and roasting, in 2004 Anne crossed the border to Yorkshire at our Skipton shop becoming manageress.
Adam is a long standing member of Exchange Coffee and has run the Cappuccino Bar in Todmorden Market for close to 20 years now. A familiar face to the people of Todmorden, Adam still enjoys using his barista skills and passing on his coffee knowledge.
Libby joined Exchange Coffee at the age of 15 as a member of our Clitheroe Shop Saturday team training as a barista. In 2013 Libby made the jump as a full time member of staff and was able to enhance her barista skills while also touching on the basics of coffee roasting all while completing her Level 3 NVQ in hospitality and catering.