As Vice President of Coffee, Al Liu oversees green sourcing, all coffee-related operations, and new product development for Colectivo Coffee Roasters, a specialty roaster/retailer with 19 cafes in Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago as well as a full-service bakery/commissary.

He has been in the specialty coffee industry for 18 years and has extensive experience in building and strengthening supply chains all over Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia as well as marketing and branding of both green and roasted coffee.

Al is a graduate of Georgetown and Tufts universities and served for two terms on the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s board of directors. Prior to returning to Colectivo in mid-2016, Al was a Trader at Seattle-based Atlas Coffee Importers for over eight years.