Meet the Team

The Artís Coffee Team

Alex Lowe

CEO

A former U.S. Naval Officer, Alex has spent the last 10 years leading and managing sailors in complex military operations around the world. Whether navigating a $1B warship or landing 3000 Marines on a beach in Kuwait, Alex's military career came down to leadership under pressure while keeping an eye on the big picture. With a background in operations and management and over a decade of leadership experience, he is the driving force behind Artís.

Alex recieved his B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently a MBA Candidate for the Class of 2014 at Babson College. He hails from Wyoming.

James Gutierrez

VP Store Development

With seven years experience in the architecture and construction management industries, James helped companies integrate their personal brand and marketing messaging into the interior environment. As a Retail Project Manager for Horizon, a multinational commercial construction management company, he oversaw the roll-out, upgrade and opening of hundreds of stores for top retail brands, including Fidelity Investments, Edward Jones, Men's Wearhouse, and Sprint.

James received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and is currently a MBA Candidate for the Class of 2014 at Babson College. He hails from Wisconsin.

Elvis Lieban

VP Operations & Marketing

A serious coffee connoisseur, Elvis could brew you a cup of coffee dozens of different ways or engage in a lively debate about brew ratios. At Equal Exchange, a Boston-based coffee importing, roasting and wholesaling company, he put his expertise to work piloting a new mobile café program. Previously, he worked at Benicia, CA based Cycle Gear, a 100+ unit retailer of motorcycle parts & accessories, where he gained a broad range of retail operations experience including merchandising, ecommerce and the day-to-day functions of a retail store.  

Elvis received his B.A. from the University of California Davis and is currently a MBA Candidate for the Class of 2014 at Babson College. He hails from Benicia, CA. 

Artis Coffee V6

Brewing
with a V60

This fast, efficient method is perfect for making one or two cups at home.

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