The Arrosta Crew

Arrosta Coffee Roasting Co is owned and managed by Simon and Kirsty Fowler with a team of knowledgeable, experienced 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 coffee experiences.


Kirsty - Owner  BBS HRM, PGDipSportMgt

As an attempt to re-live her youth, Kirsty played Masters hockey and, planning for the time when she is put out to pasture, is now working on her golf game.  Kirsty 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 - Wholesale Account Manager/Production

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 responsible for account management and production functions.

Very passionate about coffee from the green bean to a perfect, finished brew, Chris now focuses his energy on imparting his knowledge to wholesale customers to assist with maximising their coffee related turnover.  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. 

With a background in jazz you might hear a chilled out tune played every now and then!



Jamie - Barista Extraordinaire/ Marketing, Social Media

Jamie is our very talented Barista and Marketing guru.  With a Batchelor's degree in Social Anthropology, Jamie hangs at the Arrosta Coffee Container a couple of days per week and the rest of her time connects with customers digitally,  on social platforms in a marketing and comms role.   A fan of F.R.I.E.N.D.S, gin, and good music, when Jamie isn't submersed in coffee related things, she is either travelling, teaching herself calligraphy or collecting mid century modern homewares and furniture.