Silver medal winner 2019 Australian International Coffee Awards - Filter Coffee Category

Bronze medal winner 2016, 2018 & 2019 Australian International Coffee Awards - Milk Coffee Category

The Arrosta Crew

Arrosta Coffee Roasting Co is owned and managed by Simon and Kirsty Fowler with a team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff that love what they do.

Simon - Owner

Some would frown at his handicap, but Simon is proud of his 5.7!  When he's not on the golf course or researching the next course to play, Simon looks after the Account Management, Technical service, Barista Training and Business Development here at Arrosta Coffee Roasting Co.  Working with people is Simon's strength.  Simon also moonlights as wannabe comedian, of which some of our customers can attest.

With 30 years of account management and business development in the retail and hospitality industry Simon is well placed to help home barista's make exceptional coffee and our trade customers grow their businesses through providing exceptional café experiences.





Kirsty - Owner  BBS HRM, PGDipSportMgt

As an attempt to re-live her youth, Kirsty used to play Masters hockey and, planning for the time when she is put out to pasture, is now working on her golf game.  Kirsty is involved in local networking groups, as she values the importance of building and maintaining relationships for successful business growth. She also likes to contribute back to the local community and does so by working on the LUCK venue Trust Board.

Kirsty has been a Business Manager for an Accounting firm and has worked with businesses over the past 14 years in a business planning, growth and project management capacity to improve performance.  Kirsty is a passionate foodie and looks after Production, Marketing, Projects, Admin and our Café Consultancy offering.

Chris - Outlet Manager, Roaster

Born and bred in Palmerston North, Chris has been in the hospitality industry for just a wee while (sic) and has now found his niche here at Arrosta Coffee Roasting Co by being involved the front of house, account management and production functions aka our Outlet Manager. 

Very passionate about coffee from the green bean to a perfect, finished brew, Chris now has the opportunity to focus new found energy to learning even more about the wonderful coffee scene.  When he is not working or competing in the local Barista Champs, you will find Chris in the hills hunting and fishing or, training for the craziness that is, endurance racing events.

 James - Internal QC/Trainer, Roaster

Born in Dunedin, grew up in Palmy, worked in Auckland and has returned home.

With just on five years professional experience in the busiest Cafes and Roasteries in Auckland, James has held roles as barista, coffee roaster and everything in between.  You will find James working between front of house and production, and brings the best parts of the Auckland coffee scene to seamlessly fit with the best bits of our local coffee culture - achieving a winning combination.  With a background in jazz you might hear a chilled out tune played every now and then!



Jamie - Barista Extraordinaire

Jamie is our very talented Barista and food guru.  Jamie hangs at University for her 3rd year and sees the opportunity to add the skills of barista and food prep to her CV.   A fan of F.R.I.E.N.D.S, sandwiches, and good music, when Jamie isn't at the Roastery, she is either travelling or completing her undergraduate BA degree majoring in Social Anthropology.