<strong>Little Rock-based Westrock started as a way for the former CEO of Alltel, Scott Ford , to help small coffee growers in Rwanda improve their production and get fair-market price for their crop. Riverview Acquisition Corp., a Memphis-based, special-purpose acquisition company, has merged with Westrock with plans to take the company public.</strong> (Courtesy Westrock)Subscribers only

Memphians brew plan to take Westrock Coffee public

Riverview Acquisition Corp. — a special-purpose acquisition company formed by longtime Memphian Brad Martin as a vehicle for merging with a business that then would become public — aims to help small farmers while quenching the thirst for coffees, teas and extracts.