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How Coffee Contributed to Rwanda’s Healing – Drink Day with Elizabetta Tekeste

By mahir | November 3, 2010

Good day everyone! Welcome to week 4 of our series on coffee. This week we’re traveling to the Republic of Rwanda. A country that overcame civil war and genocide that enjoys political and social stability.

Surprisingly (maybe not!), coffee has contributed to their journey on the road to forgiveness. This cash crop, which took a significant hit during the war between the Tutsis and Hutu, now brings members of the different tribes together as they cultivate, process and sell premium Arabica beans.

The Bean:

If I were to use only one word to describe Rwandan coffee I would use: amazing. The fertile volcanic soil, moderate climate and unique rainfall patterns create an environment Read More

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Kenya: A Coffee Powerhouse – Drink Day with Elizabetta Tekeste

By mahir | October 27, 2010

Welcome back coffee drinkers everywhere! This week we’re traveling to the Republic of Kenya, the “place with ostriches (1)” and great coffee. Although late to coffee (cultivation began around 17th century compared to Ethiopia’s start in the 15th century), Kenya is a coffee powerhouse to be reckoned with. From production to processing, Kenya often sets the standard by paying attention to detail along the way to a great bean. Time to go cherry picking!

The Bean:

The rich, acidic soil in the mountains of Kenya produces a version of the Arabica bean that is distinctly different from Ethiopia’s. Read More

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