Coffee Buying Manager
How long have you worked at L&Y?
7 years – I joined in 2013 as trainee coffee buyer and taster
What does your role entail?
Managing my team who are responsible for all things coffee at L&Y! This encompasses sourcing, quality control, blending and supporting our customers with their coffee offering. I love how varied the role is and that I am able to work closely with our suppliers and customers
If you could grab a coffee with anyone in the world, who would it be?
Pre lockdown? Sheryl Sandberg. Current situation - my friends and family!
Top 3 dinner party guests?
Sheryl Sandberg, Marian Keyes, Jessica Ennis-Hill
Favourite coffee accompaniment?
A scone or banana bread or a brownie or carrot cake or a hobnob….
First ever job?
Waitress at a golf club, we got to eat the leftover carvery on a Sunday, the cauliflower cheese was a particular highlight.
What was the first music single you bought?
Shania Twains album, Come on over
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To be fluent in every single language!
What luxuries would you have on a desert island?
Suncream (very important!) and access to unlimited books
What would be your death row meal be?
Spaghetti alla puttanesca followed by sticky toffee pudding
What’s your favourite thing to watch on tele?
Favourite coffee-based beverage?
Simple black coffee with a splash of milk
Winter or Summer?
Both! “Theres no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing”
If money was no object, what would your dream car be?
What’s top of your bucket list?
I don’t really have one, just take each opportunity as it comes
Karaoke song of choice?
Man I feel like a woman, Shania
Best moment of you career so far?
There have been a few – every trip to visit producers, passing my Q & R grader exams, my colleagues passing theirs, seeing a product I’ve worked on launch and getting people engaged in coffee!
Do you have a party trick, and if so what is it?
Sadly not, maybe I can use my time during lockdown to work on one.
Favourite place to eat out?
Getting pizza on holiday.