Lindsey Bolger, Director of Coffee Sourcing & Relationships

As the equivalent of a celebrity superstar in the coffee world, she is recognized around the globe for her ability to distinguish the most subtle characteristics of specialty coffee. Her extraordinary palate is in great demand at home and on the international coffee judging circuit. When she judges the annual U.S. Barista competition, she assesses more than taste—competitors are scored on their ability to create a great espresso experience.

Lindsey’s own experience with coffee goes back to childhood, when her parents let her sip the coffee they brewed in a beautiful, hourglass shaped contraption. A part-time job with Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters during college started her on a lifetime quest for perfect coffee. As Head Coffee Buyer for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, she travels extensively in the coffee-producing world, building relationships with farmers and supporting sustainable farming practices. Her duties include overseeing coffee sourcing, new product development, and coffee quality assurance.