about us


We are Modern Standard

Modern Standard is a speciality coffee roaster, aiming to work with all sectors of the industry to improve coffee quality and deliver a better tasting cup.

We care about great coffee and focus on serving the whole journey from the source to the cup. We blend our experience and detail-led knowledge of speciality roasting with efficient and innovative production. A speciality coffee experience for everyone – that’s the Modern Standard.

We source quality green coffees, keeping the supply chain as short as possible and only working with the world’s leading coffee farmers. All of our coffees are roasted by hand, so we can evolve and find ways to add marginal increments to quality at every stage.

Our coffee is available in supermarkets nationwide, you can also buy seasonal speciality coffees from our online store. Seasonality is important to us, so our products are always changing from our espresso blends to awesome single origins. We work with the best coffee available when it becomes available.

Beyond that, we work with a long list of partners, ranging from independent cafes to corporate caterers. We deliver great tasting coffees designed to suit our clients, expert training and a full technical service solution. Modern Standard Coffee is the complete speciality coffee partner.

Meet the team

Lynsey Harley

Founder & CEO

RIcky Neal

Technical Director

Nat Cooper

Head of Sales


Coffee Development Manager


Business manager

adrien booth

Key Account Manager

alex sacco

Production leader

zak langley

head coffee roaster

matt turner

Coffee roaster

Georgina Török-Páhi

Production Assistant


Service engineer


Social Secretary

francis olvez-wilshaw

Barista Trainer


Want to join the team?

Our business success has come from the passionate coffee professionals who work within our business. If you want to join, and play a part in setting the standard in coffee, get in touch.

Modern Standard was born out of a desire to combine scaleable speciality coffee, market leading technical service and outstanding customer service. Our team of skilled and passionated coffee professionals, ensures that our customers set the standard in coffee.

Lynsey Harley