About us

Whether you're a start-up or an industrial-scale operation, we have the expertise and relationships to make your dreams come true. 

Usonian offers a one-stop shop for busy, growth-minded craft beverage businesses, from coffee roasters and café operators.

Our goal is to develop partnerships with our customers using our expertise in industry-leading equipment and the beverage supply chain. We want to let roasters be roasters while we become your equipment experts.

We’ve actually been in your shoes. We’ve worked at the facilities,used the equipment, and know how it actually behaves in the real world. We speak both equipment vendor and craftsperson, ensuring you get exactly what you need, when you need it. If there's a product or service you’re looking for—or you're not sure where to start—we’re here to help.

Ryan Karatimus

Ryan has over 15 years of experience in the coffee, food and hospitality industries. His official roles have ranged from barista to corporate café manager to coffee roaster accounts and operations manager. He founded a coffee roasting company and is currently the founder and director of Usonian.

Ryan is an authorized Loring Roaster distributor as well as one of the few Loring Roaster equipment service and repair technicians.

He's that rare breed of person who has the mind of an engineer and the heart of a artist. Since he was a kid, he's been taking things apart and putting them back together. Once he built a three-storey treehouse with his brother and friends out of his parents' deck. (He asked first.) But he also looks forward to getting his architecture and design magazines every month.

In his free time, Ryan is often asked to judge barista challenges and attend cupping sessions at major cafés and roasters across North America. As technology and processes change, you can be sure Ryan's in the loop. He frequently attends industry vendor facility tours and demos from equipment manufacturers to get the latest information on developments in the brewing world. 


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