RWANDA WOMEN’S COFFEE
Rwanda is a vibrant country that produces some of our favourite coffee here at Square One. It is known as “the country of a million hills and a thousand smiles” and when we visited we discovered very quickly just how accurate this statement is. Sadly it does have a very dark past, with the occurrence of the Genocide that devastated the country in 1994. Coffee had a huge part in rebuilding the country’s economy, and due to the loss of male life during the Genocide, many women have taken responsibility of running their family coffee plantations. In the harvest just past the wonderful women at Melbourne Coffee Merchants discovered two cooperatives, whom they have very long standing relationships with, have actively been separating the coffee that has been picked and produced by women, to create some outstanding coffees that we have for you to try!