About Artisan Coffee Imports

At Artisan Coffee Imports, we’re passionate about creating connections. Our company was founded on the principle that there are far too many artisan growers in coffee origin countries that are still not connecting with artisan roasters in the north.
On April 19, 2017 founder Ruth Ann Church will be a speaker at Re:Co Symposium on the topic of “Determinants of Farmer Investment in Coffee: Finding a Path to Sustainable Growth in Rwanda.”  She will share the story of a research team at Michigan State University that has supported policy change on the low farm-gate price scenario in Rwanda. With data on cost of production, gross margins, incentives and capacity, the team was able to arm decision-makers for tough price negotiations for 2017.
By helping to create connections at origin, Artisan establishes and multiplies the number of win-win relationships between growers and roasters of specialty coffees.Decaffeinated coffee is our forte because of the demand for improvement in taste, quality and variety in this coffee category. Historically abused and ignored, decaf is no longer considered an evil necessity by the upper echelons of coffee roasters. Instead, they look to supply the growing number of decaffeinated coffee drinkers who pay the price to have specialty grade beans decaffeinated, craft-roasted and brewed with care.
Ruth Ann Church: President, Chief Relationship Creator and Decaf Coffee Drinker
PickingCoffeeInElSalvadorSpanning the globe and driving the backroads of America, Ruth Ann never tires of the quest to create relationships between coffee farmers at origin and roasters in search of flavor for the cup. Back when she was an economics graduate student, Ruth Ann did field research with small farmers in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Her depth of understanding of global trade issues, logistics and operations has continued to deepen in the 20 years since that time. Ruth Ann’s passion for the coffee industry was ignited by interactions with roasters, farmers and others on the cutting edge of creating direct trade relationships. In October 2011 she completed her Q Grader certification, which enables customers to have even more certainty in her assessment of what is great-tasting coffee.Give us a call and let us help you improve the taste and profit margins of the decaf portion of your business. 734-717-6278.

Click this link Decaf Coffee as a Product Category to download the sidebar in the above Roast Magazine article written by Ruth Ann Church.

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