Almost ten years ago, Natalie Van Dusen ditched a tech career in San Francisco for one in a polar-opposite industry and location: coffee roasting in Bozeman, Montana. During a motorcycle journey through Colombia, Van Dusen experienced an epiphany while watching a farmer roast his coffee beans on a stovetop. Stovetop roasting was, and still is, fairly standard in the world’s second largest Arabica coffee producing country. A novice could learn the same artisan techniques used by small lot farmers with potentially great results. The manifestation of that seed of an idea? Treeline Coffee Roasters in Bozeman, Montana.
Why coffee? “I always had a passion for it. At
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