Meet the people who started and work at Rhode Island Coffee.

Raj Ruia - Managing Director  


Managing Director

First of all is Raj (Mr. Rhode Island). He began the company as
a single coffee shop in The Dome, Altrincham, with a vision of great
coffee, great atmosphere, and great people. Normally busy directing
part of the Ruia Group of companies, which specialise in textiles, this
was quite an excursion from his usual run-of-the-mill.



Operations Manager

Dave is our Operations Manager. Team motivator, problem solver and multi-tasker extraordinaire, Dave keeps the shops running smoothly, supporting our wonderful store teams and making sure the coffee and service standards are up to scratch. Dave is always on hand to cheer you up, keep you going, and keep you focused!

samantha for work  


Assistant Operations manager/Store Manager

Samantha has worked in hotel and retail catering for almost 20 years.  Born in Ireland, she has spent most of her working life in England.  However she still has a touch of the “Blarney”. The most enjoyable part of her day is meeting the customer’s and making them feel at home.  With her bubbly personality and welcoming smile, it’s easy to see that she is very suited to her Store Manager role in our Warrington store.



Store Manager



Store Manager

After an action packed 15 years catering experience, Moss our Burnley Manager has found himself back to his roots off coffee shops. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for customer service, Moss will never fail to make sure that each and every customer is made to feel special and loves nothing more than meeting new customers. Moss and his hard working team thrive off making Burnley customers feel at home every day.



Store Manager


Darryl & Jasmine

Joint Managers

4Darryl and Jasmine have both been with the company from day one in the Oldham store. As joint managers, they bring dedication, impeccable customer service and a firm but fair work ethic! Jasmine’s fun loving nature and Darryl’s extensive knowledge on all things coffee is well worth a visit into the store itself.