RWANDA

I went to Rwanda with Union Hand Roasted Coffee to find out about the coffee trade there, and the journey of coffee from seed to cup. Today, coffee represents 60% of Rwanda's entire exports, and was vital to rebuilding of the country following the genocide of 1994. It has brought relief to many families whose lives were torn apart. See the article I wrote on my time in Rwanda in the features section. 

This is what coffee looks like before it is processed.

This is what coffee looks like before it is processed.

One of the sons of a coffee worker. 

One of the sons of a coffee worker. 

The coffee beans once they have been removed from the cherries are dried in the sun. 

The coffee beans once they have been removed from the cherries are dried in the sun. 

A coffee farmer at her home.

A coffee farmer at her home.

The children of coffee workers. 

The children of coffee workers. 

A baby sleeps under the shade of the coffee trees in the plantation of his village. 

A baby sleeps under the shade of the coffee trees in the plantation of his village. 

Coffee picking.

Coffee picking.

A man sorting the beans taken from the trees on his property.

A man sorting the beans taken from the trees on his property.