Some Pics from Rwanda

We will be launching a new Roasterie Reserve coffee this month exclusively on theroasterie.com and at The Roasterie Café. As you may already know I recently visited Rwanda and was extremely impressed with the infrastructure of the country as well as the kindness and pride of the people there.

Ten years ago specialty coffee production in Rwanda was just a distant dream for many small land holders in Rwanda who had survived the tragedies of the early nineties. Today however, the tide has turned. Thanks to tremendous support from USAID, the PEARL development project, and investment from individuals and organizations across the specialty coffee industry Rwanda has been able to hold its first Cup of Excellence competition!

With great pride we have the opportunity to share this fantastic, award winning coffee. Bufcoffee Nyarusiza comes from the Bufcoffee Coop, presented by Nkundiye Innocent from the southwestern growing region. Begun nearly ten years ago, with virtually no capital, and even fewer producers Bufcoffee has risen to become a leader in the Rwandan specialty coffee movement. We will be launching this coffee April 14th so keep an eye out!

I posted some photos of my trip here: