Christy Thorns

Director of Sourcing, Allegro Coffee Company

Christy is the Director of Sourcing for Colorado-based Allegro Coffee Company, a subsidiary of Whole Foods Market. She began her coffee career at Allegro in 1994 as a roaster, and expanded her coffee background as a cupper, trainer, barista, traffic manager, and buyer. Christy travels frequently to the 25 or so coffee-producing countries from which Allegro sources and manages, and develops supply chain relationships from farm to import. She also supports training and education with team members at Allegro and Whole Foods Market. Christy is a past Coffee Corps volunteer, a long-standing member and former Executive Council member of the Roaster’s Guild of America, a certified lead instructor of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, and former board member of World Coffee Research.