Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Commitment
Westrock Coffee began with a commitment to the people who make our business possible. That’s why we started at the origin and revitalized a neglected coffee mill in East Africa. This simple step established trust and offered the people of the region the respect and economic sustainability they deserve.

Today, we provide global export opportunities and purposeful employment to numerous friends and partners at origin.

Because no matter where our pursuit of premium coffee takes us, we commit ourselves to beginning at the source and ending with the customer.

Rwanda Trading Company

Rwanda Trading Company

Rwanda – the small country in the heart of East Africa known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills” – boasts the ideal soil, elevation and climate for growing some of the world’s finest coffee. Rwanda Trading Company works directly with Rwanda’s coffee producers to procure, process and market these coveted coffees throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Rwanda Trading Company’s customers can expect consistent quality, reliable delivery and complete transparency from producer to export. Finally, access to Rwanda’s coffees is now simple and seamless for the discerning coffee buyer.

Tembo Coffee Company

Tembo Coffee Company

Our newest processing center, Tembo Coffee Company, is located in the lush Southern Highlands of Mbeya, Tanzania. Curiously, even though this area produces over half of Tanzania’s Arabica coffee, investors consistently overlook it. But not Westrock. We’ve invested in a green grading facility to improve and classify the coffee before it’s exported. We’re also working closely with fertilizer companies to provide agronomy training and fertilizer to our farmer groups. Our sustainable, responsible business model gives farmers and our mill’s workforce opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise.

Our 15 full time employees are paid a premium over the local labor market, and we also provide:

  • Healthcare for employees and their families
  • Daily meals
  • Contributions to employee pension funds (at 10 percent of salary)
  • Maximum work weeks of 45 hours
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Shower and sanitation facilities
  • High safety standards and working conditions

Commitment In Action

You’ve read about how our focus at origin guarantees superior coffee through proper processing, sorting, bagging and shipping. Now experience our coffee’s journey from crop to cup for yourself.