Lynsey Harley

Founder & CEO

Lynsey’s passion, energy and love of coffee has enabled her to travel extensively, learn steadily and participate in various roles within the coffee industry.


Her granular knowledge and experience has allowed her to create this unique business, which aims to bridge the gap between speciality and commercial roasters.


She is a qualified Q Grader, World Barista Championships Technical Judge, World Brewers Cup Sensory Judge and UK Barista Championships Head Judge. She has served as a Cup of Excellence Juror, and strives for coffee excellence each day.

George Brooks

Production Leader

George joined the team in summer 2017, from Apple.


He's a passionate foodie, and likes the finer things in life. He brings style, positivity and great customer service to the team.

Zak Langley

Coffee Roaster

Previous to joining the team at Modern Standard, Zak was a personal trainer. Having started in our production team, Zak has progressed from trainee roaster, to our full time production roaster.


Very much a jack of all trades, his ability to pick up new tasks makes him a key member of our team.