Team

Meet our team
Jamie Boland

Jamie Boland

Owner

Jamie previously lived and worked as a barista in Melbourne before moving back to Ancoats and is where his passion for coffee really began. A certified Q-Grader, Jamie’s focus is now to grow the company further, source the best coffees from origin and maintain overall coffee-quality whilst helping the roasting team with profile development. Jamie hopes to complete the CQI Processing qualification soon.

Tereza Kaštovská

Tereza Kaštovská

Operations Manager

Tereza is are self confessed, always happy and positive Operations manager. Originally from the Czech Republic, she joined the company in late 2018 and has continually wowed us with her hard work, creativity and all round amazingness. When not slinging shots in the cafe or baking sweet treats she is making sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. She is also a keen skater and when not here at Ancoats she can often be found down at the pump cage honing her kickflips instead of cakes.

lukas Komurka

lukas Komurka

Head Roaster

Born in the Czech mountains, Lukas has previously run his own roastery in Moravia, Czech Republic. He arrived in Manchester in 2018 after a series of travels and joined Ancoats a few months later. Lukas is the king quality control and is bringing a strong scientific approach to our work.
After starting as assistant roaster he has now taken on the top job and the coffee speaks for itself. When not roasting Lukas is LARPing (live action role playing) for the uninitiated.
Jake Taylor

Jake Taylor

Wholesale Manager

Jake joined the company as a Barista in late 2016 having worked at several speciality coffee businesses over the years. Jake’s focus and success in developing our wholesale customer accounts, equipment sales and customer training is an invaluable part of our operation. Jake has competed over the last two years in the UK Brewers Cup Championship. With an eye for detail and brewing experience, he wants to bring brewed coffee to the forefront of Manchester’s coffee scene.

Helena Gloeckner

Helena Gloeckner

Roaster/ Coordinator

Helena arrived in Manchester two years ago and has already become a recognisable face on the coffee scene here in the north. Her passion for coffee is only exceeded by that for her elderly, but spider munching, cat Maggie.

However these are not the only facets of this magnificent midlands mademoiselle, she also makes a mean organic coffee scrub, superb homemade jams!

Alex Gillett

Alex Gillett

Cafe Manager

Our cafe manager Alex joined the ancoats team back in 2018. Alex spent his formative years in the australian outback but his heart has always been here in the northwest. When not serving you an early morning batch, he can be found tending our small but growing plant family, with a passion and expertise unrivalled in the speciality coffee community. Nevertheless it is his musical mastery, wisdom and scholarship that is his trump card, as he is also a well renowned DJ on the Manchester circuit and a bonafide music aficionado. So if you fancy a chat on the finer points of Alice Coltrane’s back catalogue, Alex is your man!

Chelsie Dawn

Chelsie Dawn

Cafe Manager

Chelsie joined us in September 2019, migrating from her beloved Liverpool and transferring from the beautiful coffee babes of Bold Street Coffee. She made the move to Manchester to study for a part time masters degree in Contemporary Curating. Since her arrival, she has not just wowed us with her coffee skills but also her baking prowess and the creation of some amazing sweet treats. Nevertheless her real passion lies in both plants and pups, always with a dog treat in hand or camera in tow snapping pics of plants.

 

Remmy Leigh

Remmy Leigh

Barista

Remmy is our very own Northern Powerhouse! Never without a self deprecating chuckle she is the friendly face we couldn’t be without. Born and raised in Rochdale, she is a Greater Manchester stalwart despite a brief 6 month flirtation with Gran Canaria. Having plied her trade in a number of Manchester coffee institutions, she made her way to us back in late 2019.

Since then she has shared with us her passion for all things electronica and DJ’ing. Whether singing the praises of Luke UnaBomber or bopping along to Bonobo she is always happiest with a filter coffee in hand and some tunes on the go.