Jodie Makin joins Caffeine Limited as it gears up for continued growth
Ex-Costa brand coach and singing horror fan looks forward to new challenges as Caffeine expands
Jodie Makin has joined Caffeine Limited as operations manager.
Jodie brings a wealth of experience to the role, which sees her co-ordinating the work of the different departments at Caffeine to ensure customers get the high levels of service they’ve come to expect.
Jodie has a deep knowledge of all aspects of the coffee industry. Before joining Caffeine she was with Costa Coffee for nine years, working her way up from Barista to store manager before moving to Costa Express and gaining experience of a range of equipment. At Costa Express she worked as brand coach, providing training across the south of England. After that she moved to the international operations team, where she helped introduce Costa Express to new markets as well as supporting the growth of existing markets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This has given her a peerless understanding of the coffee industry, which will play a key role as Caffeine continues to expand and serve dealers and existing and new customers.
Jodie is excited to join the team at Caffeine. “Everyone here has a great attitude, we want to get stuff done and do things for the right reasons,” she says. “It’s a varied role, I get to be hands on while also dealing with corporate strategy. It’s almost impossible to get this mix in a corporate setting, and that’s one of the reasons I love the whole family-run element of Caffeine!”
Outside of work, Jodie lives just outside of Brighton with her dog, Watson. Originally trained in musical theatre, she’s a fan of horror and her hobbies include singing, cooking, spending time with Watson on the beach, and making plans for world domination.
As a self-described coffee nerd the chance to join the team at Caffeine presented an unmissable opportunity. “The equipment and the coffee we sell is amazing,” she says. “It’s fun to be working in an industry you’re passionate about.” She can also see that everyone at Caffeine shares this passion. “We truly put the customer first here, as the impressive long-term client base demonstrates.”
With Caffeine going from strength to strength, Jodie is keen to help maintain and enhance the standards of service their customers expect. “It’s the mix of quality, expertise and passion that our customers love us for. I’m looking forward to supporting them as they continue to ride the ever-changing waves of the coffee world, and helping them to give their consumers the best possible coffee experience!”
Caffeine Ltd is one of the UK’s leading coffee machines specialists, distributing brands including Schaerer, Gaggia, Victoria Arduino, Conti, Bunn and Compak. The company can offer a complete coffee package, including machines, accessories, training, service, and a choice of quality coffee blends. For more information visit caffeineonline.co.uk.