A FLINTSHIRE woman has started running a coffee business out of a former horse box.

Keri Genders, from Hawarden, has converted an old horse box into a coffee trailer, home to an espresso.

She is selling locally made coffee and sweet treats - and is now available to rent at events and for private bookings.

Keri, who has moved back to the UK having spent time in New Zealand and Australia, said: "It wasn't financially viable to rent a space and have a cafe, and I wanted the flexibility of having my own business.

"That's when I came up with the idea of starting a mobile business.

"I bought the trailer in May and spent all summer converting it with the help of my Dad and partner.

"I have been teaching for nine years so I've not really poured many cups of coffee from an espresso machine.

"But I completed a barista course as I want to be able to sell a quality product."

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A big part of Keri's business, named Coffee on the Hoof, is about being environmentally friendly.

She said: "One of the great things about having your own business is that you can adhere to your own values.

"I am environmentally conscious, so I utilise solar panel, and use compostable cups and lids and the like - and I buy my coffee beans locally."

And Keri is now on the lookout for a local milk supplier so she can cut the use of plastic bottles.

Currently, Keri is located at the Carriage Shed in Chester on Mondays and Thursdays between 8am and 4pm.