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January 03 2019 – Michael van den Heerik
When most people think of Rwanda, they immediately think of the horrific genocide that took place over 24 years ago, and that left 1,000,000 people dead. Though the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi is a big part of the nation’s history, there is perhaps an even bigger part that is rewriting its future – the Rwandan coffee industry. Rwanda’s coffee...Keep reading
December 20 2018 – Tian Nel
His Excellency Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president, had some interesting things to say about the import and export of coffee while speaking at the Africa Green Revolution Fund Presidential Panel in Kigali, earlier this month. We at Kivu noir support & agree 100% with what the President said. And that’s why we’re providing all the blessings Rwandan coffee needs by producing...Keep reading
July 18 2018 – Michael van den Heerik
The ripe coffee cherries are picked from the trees by hand, mostly by women and then delivered to our washing station at Nkora. This is usually done in baskets carried on their heads and occasionally on bicycles. At the washing station, the cherries are carefully sorted by hand to make sure that only the red cherries are accepted. They are...Keep reading