A COFFEE wholesaler in Huddersfield has appointed a barista trainer to teach its customers how to make the perfect brew.

Danielle Hadley has joined Cooper’s Coffee of Bradley, to make sure its customers are proficient in the art of coffee-making and get the most out of their machines and coffee beans.

Cooper’s Coffee provides catering establishments across the UK with coffee-making equipment and ingredients. Its local customers include Caffe Latino, Coffee Evolution, Huddersfield University, The Huddersfield Hotel and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Danielle was previously manager of the Ludlow Food Centre in Shropshire, where she was also responsible for roasting the coffee served to shoppers in the cafe. She has also trained staff at Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall.

She has twice competed in the finals of the UK Barista Championships, so she knows the qualities needed to create a first-class cup of coffee.

David Cooper, managing director of Cooper’s Coffee, said: “We are delighted that Danielle is our new barista trainer.

“Our whole philosophy revolves around providing high-quality coffee and coffee-making equipment. Barista training is part and parcel of that service. There’s no point in buying the best ingredients and equipment if you have no knowledge of how to use it correctly.

“Danielle will have an important role to play, ensuring that the establishments we work with know how to serve the very best coffee and are aware of the importance of keeping their espresso machines in good condition.

“I’m confident she will be an invaluable addition to the team.”

Danielle said: “I was attracted to Cooper’s because of the company’s passion for coffee-making. The enthusiasm of the staff and the effort put into making a perfect cup of coffee is incredible. I hope to contribute to their mission of changing society's views on coffee.”

Cooper’s Coffee is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of coffee equipment and ingredients. The family business was founded in 1989 and operated from a back bedroom and a garage in Leeds.

With the coffee culture explosion of the past 10 years Cooper’s Coffee has expanded into areas including designing recipes for high street chains and training thousands of people at weekly barista coffee courses around the country.

Mr Cooper is a qualified international barista competition judge.