Camp Panelists

Summer 2017 Barista Camp Panelists


Lincoln Fowler

Colectivo Coffee

“Lincoln Fowler is a Milwaukee kid, graduated from Marquette HS and attended Middlebury College in Vermont.  Not knowing what else to do, he founded Fowler Audio with his brother, Ward, in 1989.  That venture failed, but led to an introduction to their partner, Paul Miller.  The three founded Colectivo Coffee in 1993.  Now sixteen cafes, a wholesale roasting plant and a rapidly growing bakery/commissary, the company credits much of its success to the celebration of artisanship and craft in its environments, coffee, food products and its people. Married to Lilith Fowler with which he has a daughter, 12, and a son, 10. Spare time is devoted to over-engineering his hydronic heating system, bourbon and ultimate frisbee.”

Panel at Camp: Ask the Supply Chain!

Dana Foster

Atlas Coffee Importers

“Dana grew up on the East Coast in Philadelphia, PA. At 17 she migrated west to Montana, where she studied Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at the University of Montana. While in school, Dana first entered the coffee world working as a barista in Missoula, Montana. In 2008, she went back to school to pursue a Master’s degree in International Conservation and Development, in conjunction with Peace Corps service in El Salvador. There, she spent a little over two years on a rural coffee farm, where she wrote her thesis on the Sustainability of the Salvadoran Coffee Trade.

In 2012, she returned back to the U.S. to work with Zoka Coffee Roasters in Seattle as Green Buyer/Assistant Roaster. Two years later, she moved back to El Salvador to manage Quality Control and Commercial Sales for Cuatro M Cafes. There, she gained a great wealth of knowledge about processing, milling and exporting of green coffee. Dana returned again to this United States in February of 2016, to begin her current role as green coffee trader with Atlas Coffee Importers. She is responsible for the sourcing and purchasing of coffee as well as maintaining relationships with producers in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Peru, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.”

Panel at Camp: Ask the Supply Chain!

Luis Rodriguez Venture

StrictAltura Coffee & Caferium S.A.

“Small coffee grower for 7 years, owner of Finca La Gloria, Cup of Excellence awarded farm – involved in the coffee industry for more than 15 years – Founder of CAFERIUM a coffee consulting company that helps establish direct relationships and develop specialty coffee programs. Background in business and economics, trained as QC analyst, barista and cupper. Owned for 5 years a small coffee shop and served as judge in several cupping and barista competitions national and internationally.”

Panel at Camp: Ask the Supply Chain!


Anne Costello

Peace Coffee

“Anne Costello is the Director of Coffee at Peace Coffee, a 20 year old fairtrade and organic coffee roaster based in Minneapolis.  Anne became immersed in coffee nearly ten years ago at Cafe Imports, where she worked in sourcing, hedging, and logistics as the Vice President of Trading and Sourcing.  At Peace Coffee, Anne oversees the company’s coffee supply chain, from sourcing green to guiding the roasted lineup. She remains continually inspired by the complexity of coffee and how it connects people and places thousands of miles away.”

Panel at Camp: Ask the Supply Chain!