Rachel Apple is a seasoned coffee professional and independent consultant with over 15 years of experience in the industry. She specializes in both green and roasted quality control, green coffee supply chain, building and fine-tuning coffee purchasing programs, and well as seed to cup education and training In addition to being a Q grader, she has participated in several COE juries over the past 5 years, and is now a COE SET Instructor. She has extensive experience across the coffee spectrum; previous roles include having been Coffee Global Supply Chain Manager and Coffee Quality & Qualifications manager for Cometeer, QC Manager for George Howell Coffee, and Head Roaster & Trainer for Elemental Coffee Roasters. In these roles, she successfully sourced and roasted high-quality coffees, built out coffee QC & purchasing programs, created blends, and developed training programs for baristas and roasters alike. Rachel is known for her expertise in applying her strong sensory skill set to cupping, brewing and roasting, as well as her passion for sustainability and social responsibility in the coffee industry. She is committed to promoting transparency and equity in the coffee supply chain and enjoys collaborating with coffee producers and other stakeholders to create positive change. In her spare time, Rachel spends a lot of time in the kitchen baking, fermenting, cooking, and taking lavish photos of the results.