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    Who We Are: Matthew Carr


    Name: Matthew Carrmatthew-carr-barista-headshot

    A.K.A/ Nickname: Matt Carr Chatty Man

    Role: Co-founder & Director

    Favourite drink on the menu: ‘Cheeky morning Flat White’

    Favourite city you’ve worked in with The Barista: Copenhagen

    Interesting fact about you: I was in the Scouts….until I was 18. I can still be found on summer camps now.


    Ever since my first job I have always been hospitality through and through. I went to Newcastle Business School and took a Business Studies degree and during this time I managed to secure a placement year in Sydney, Australia as the Operations Manager for 12 cafes. This is where my passion for specialty coffee was born and the work on The Barista began.

    Starting my own business was always a desire of mine and with everything I had learnt through working in hotels, cafes, restaurants and pubs along with my passion for speciality coffee I was confident we could create a company with a focus on customer service, quality coffee, and reliability with a highly professional and consistent delivery at a fair price.

    The team we have are fantastic and the culture we have is second to none. We are all close and all work together to continuously make improvements, make the business stronger and provide our client’s with the best possible service. The events business is demanding but the big weeks are what we live for, and we always smash them out of the park!