Gasabo District, Rwanda
250 seasonal workers
We were drawn to Rwanda–the small country in the heart of East Africa known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”–by its people and its landscape. Ideal soil, elevation and climate contribute to growing some of the world’s finest coffee.
In 2009 we revitalized an old coffee mill, and the Rwanda Trading Company was born. We work directly with Rwandan farmers to buy, mill, process and sell these coveted coffees throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Operating at origin, in Rwanda, is vital to our vertically-integrated model. Not only does this mean overseeing milling, processing and quality control to yield the best prices for area farmers and their premium beans, it also means being invested in their business through agronomy, financial, health and wellness training. It’s a highly collaborative effort, and fuels sustainable economic stability from the ground up.
Rwanda Trading Company’s customers can expect consistent quality, reliable delivery and complete transparency from producer to export, from crop to cup.
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