Floy Andrews, Tim Hansen and Sarah Richmond manage Bay Area CoRoasters with the help of an active Board of Directors. We are an enthusiastic team dedicated to fostering creativity and community in the vibrant coffee culture here in the Bay Area. We love coffee and all the people that make it happen along the way.
Floy, a CoFounder, heads up the organization relying on her extensive business management experience, dedicated focus, and knack for execution. She’s also an attorney. Before CoRo, she was VP, Associate General Counsel with Irvine Company in So.Cal. Through pure dedication, Floy managed to change directions mid-career and is now feeling very inspired by coffee and everyone making it so delicious and fun. She's a CQI-licensed Q Grader, has two kids and loves to get outdoors.
Tim, a CoFounder, is a long-time coffee enthusiast. He learned to roast in 2012 and along with Paul installed the company’s first roaster, a Loring Merlin, which was replaced by our first Loring Kestrel. Since then he’s had a strong hand in equipping the business and shaping its direction. Over the years he’s been the Executive Director of the Julia Morgan Theater, served on Berkeley’s Landmarks Commission and Energy Commission, and the board of Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. He is also a past president of the Hillside Club.
Paul Goldstone is Chairman of the CoRo Board of Directors and its primary funder. He has been a coffee lover and roaster for years. In addition to CoRo, he owns and manages a number of interests in the Bay Area and is currently developing a new state-of-the-art Market Hall in downtown San Rafael.
Daniel is a coffee educator here at CoRo. He works one-on-one with new roasters helping them learn the machines and general coffee roasting principles. Daniel is also available to assist in green selection, roast profiling, and blend development. Daniel has been roasting coffee for over a decade, and has worked as both owner and employee in virtually every aspect of the industry. Nowadays he enjoys demystifying the coffee roasting process, and questioning its sacred cows (they say moo). His main desire is to orient the coffee acolyte in their quest, and provide the tools they need to create something unique. When not elbow deep in beans, Daniel can be found at the local pool hall (loosing) or working on dubious photo commissions (it only looks like he's napping).