Our Mission

We trade coffee in sustainable ways that improve the lives of farmers and deliver on the brand promises of our roaster customers. At origin, we uplift producer organizations through support for their management and continuous improvement efforts.

How Artisan Started

Ruth Ann Church founded Artisan Coffee Imports in 2009. She realized too many producers growing great-tasting coffee were not connecting with the roasters seeking that quality. With deep understanding of global trade from field experience spanning 20+ years and several continents, Ruth Ann had also built her knowledge of logistics and operations. She loves using these skills to connect coffee farmers at origin to roasters in search of flavor for the cup.

Supply chain sustainability consulting was added in 2016 to support the mission by helping farmers achieve quality and profitability. Ruth Ann is a certified Q Grader, frequent instructor and presenter, and completed a second master’s degree in 2017, M.S. Community Sustainability, from Michigan State University. Her most treasured experience is when she was living in Rwanda with her family for a year, 2015 - 2016.

Call us at: (734) 717-6278