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JOHN RUSCH, August 2000, age 62

John Rusch, veteran of the coffee industry, died at the age of 62 in August, 2000. He worked for 33 years in the coffee industry, starting in 1959 in San Francisco, where he was a coffee taster for Folgers during a period of six years. He then moved to New York and worked with Martin-sons, and finally Saks International from which he retired early around 1993, when the company ceased to exist. For over 30 years, he was a regular coffee grader for the Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange in New York, and belonged, to numerous committees both in the New York Green Coffee and in the National Coffee Association.

Rusch, who had many friends in the profession, had moved a few years ago to Southold, Long Island in New York, where he had become a vocal civic activist. Up until his death, he regularly came back to New York to grade coffee on the exchange. He will be clearly missed by family, friends and associates.
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Title Annotation:coffee industry veteran John Rusch dies
Publication:Tea & Coffee Trade Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 20, 2000
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