Hey I’m Ash, first of all, thanks for reading about all of us here at Rinaldo’s.
I’m incredibly passionate about speciality coffee, especially, behind the scenes, sourcing incredible coffee from great people, with amazing stories, from all over the world. I love working with our importers and finding the next best
brew for you. Most people don’t realise how seasonal coffee actually is!
I was born in Reading but grew up in Penrith, before eventually making my way down to study film production at Kendal College in 2015, where I won an award for my final film, "The Tale of Little Red".
After leaving college and moving temporarily to London – the Lakes continued to call me and I can now happily call Kendal, my home.
Outside of life at the Lakeland Food Park, I have numerous hobbies and passions; you can usually find me at Fell CrossFit or developing my
passion of trail running and outdoor adventuring, usually with my Belgian
Malinois, Arlo. In my other spare time, I also enjoy cooking and baking
sourdough, experimenting with new styles and paying credit to my British and Sardinian roots. I am also a big sci-fi fan, especially of my childhood
favourite, Star Wars.
If you were to quiz me on my preferences of brewing coffee and
tea, I’d have to answer Ceylon for tea, with a splash of oat milk. Coffee is a little more complicated; I usually prefer something a bit fruity through a V60, typically African based – however, with more interesting processing methods, increasing sweetness, I’m starting to see a different pattern on preference
for me. I am also partial to an oat milk piccolo or flat white.
Looking forward to meeting you at our roastery to talk all things
coffee and culture.