Pride Month Supplier Spotlight: Modern Standard Coffee

19 June 2024

As we celebrate Pride Month, we are thrilled to spotlight one of our suppliers, Modern Standard Coffee - a proud female and LGBT+ owned and operated coffee business which offers a range of award-winning coffees, from single origin to espresso blends.


With over 40% of their managerial roles being filled by LGBT+ and creating their special edition Modern Pride coffee especially for pride month, Modern Standard is educating and entertaining the wider community, deepening appreciation for the craft of coffee making and the importance of positive impact.

For each bag sold of their special edition Modern Pride Coffee, Modern Standard is donating £1 to Switchboard, an essential telephone support line for people in the LGBT+ community. Through this, they are actively encouraging conversations around pride and are raising awareness of the support that Switchboard offer.

Modern Standard Coffee is a family of driven coffee professionals who work together to produce great coffee, whilst always aiming to have the best impact they can on the industry, the environment, and the communities it connects.

That’s why we are thrilled that Modern Standard has been listed as a Foodbuy supplier, bringing their delicious coffee and inspirational values into our supply chain.

Lynsey Harley, Founder and CEO at Modern Standard Coffee, said:

“As a female business owner and a proud member of the LGBT+ community, I was thrilled to see Foodbuy embrace our differences and introduce our coffee to their clients. Since being listed, we have had numerous great conversations that are already translating into sales just weeks later. I can't wait to see where we are within the Foodbuy network in a year's time."

As a leading group procurement organisation, we believe socially conscious suppliers are the future of business. Our partnership with Modern Standard Coffee is just one example of where we’re proud to be using our procurement spend and influence to embed social value.

For more information about our commitments to sourcing from socially conscious suppliers, visit: