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Aaron MacDougall


Aaron founded Broadsheet Coffee Roasters after returning to his hometown of Boston from fifteen years overseas and a couple of years in Hawaii - which is where he first fell in love with coffee and went down the rabbit hole of home barista-ing and home roasting.  A former Managing Director at a major international investment bank, Aaron lived through many of the most tumultuous financial events of the '90s, '00s, and early '10s and thus concluded that a life hauling heavy burlap bags, swapping out grinder burrs and dialing in roast profiles was the obvious and sensible move.  And in all seriousness, he has thus been blessed by getting to work in an industry he loves, surrounded by the best team imaginable, and getting to meet truly amazing people locally and throughout the world.

Aaron is an Arabica Q-Grader (since 2016), won his first professional coffee roasting competition while still an amateur (2017: Genuine Origin's Roast and GO), is a Good Food Awards Winner, placed 5th in the US Cup Tasters Championship, and has been a finalist two years running in the US Roaster Championship (most recently placing 7th in the US).  Aaron has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and lives nearby with his family and beloved (but badly behaved) miniature schnauzer, Winston.