PATTI SPOONER FOUNDER, 1983 Patti's passion is in the business she has grown for over 3 decades.  She believes we as consumers must stay conscious of our purchases. She has focused on the impact monoculture farming has had on coffee communities, and vows to support small organic farming to bring good coffee Read the Q & A with Patti here.

PATTI SPOONER

FOUNDER, 1983

Patti's passion is in the business she has grown for over 3 decades.  She believes we as consumers must stay conscious of our purchases. She has focused on the impact monoculture farming has had on coffee communities, and vows to support small organic farming to bring good coffee

Read the Q & A with Patti here.

patricia poritzky

General Manager

Patricia is passionate about great coffee, food, wine, family and friends. She believes life is better when you are doing something you love. She is thrilled to be working within a company and community that is in alignment with her passions and values. Patricia has extensive experience in the restaurant and service industry and is a wonderful chef and organizer. 

Dana Buckler Office Manager Dana brings a wealth of knowledge as office manager with her background in both the administrative field and the restaurant industry.  Dana is passionate about family, friends, the environment and her community as demonstrated by the many years of volunteering she has done.  She is thrilled to be a part of the Alta Organic Coffee family.

Dana Buckler

Office Manager

Dana brings a wealth of knowledge as office manager with her background in both the administrative field and the restaurant industry.  Dana is passionate about family, friends, the environment and her community as demonstrated by the many years of volunteering she has done.  She is thrilled to be a part of the Alta Organic Coffee family.

Nina Monroy

head roaster

Born of Colombian parents, Nina grew up throughout Latin America and finished high school in Costa Rica. She stumbled into the coffee world while she was attending City College in San Francisco and was hired as a barista by an independent cafe in Oakland. Having recently graduated from UCSC with a combined major in Latin American & Latino Studies and Political Science, Nina is concerned with helping develop the ethical & sustainable production and consumption of coffee. She continues her devotion to coffee and her studies as one of Alta's newest roasters. 

ROB ARMENTI

coffee ROASTER

Rob hails all the way from the East Coast where flavor is everything. His dedication to quality and attention to detail lends our product special promise. Rob believes that coffee should be organic, roasted in small batches and brewed strong. When he's not roasting, Rob is often found with a guitar in hand and his dog at his side.  

alec Exton-Lum

COFFEE packing & delivery

Alec has been a Santa Cruz native his entire life and attended PSC and UCSC. He's excited to help spread our local and sustainable coffee to our small beach community and beyond. Alec believes a strong, close-knit community helps everyone thrive and live up to their potential. He contributes to our local community by coaching a local recreational lacrosse league.