Monthly Archives: September 2009

Rwanda Intro to Star Cupper Training

Kigali — The Rwanda Coffee Development Authority (OCIR-Café) in partnership with East African Fine Coffees Association (EAFCA) and Coffee Qulaity Institute (CQI) trained 21 local coffee cuppers in order to improve the quality of Rwandan coffee. According to Mbula Musau, … Continue reading

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Q Grader and TOH Judges Training in Burundi.

After a quick 30-minute flight from Kigali to Bujumbura, I found myself in a contrasting environment to where I had spent the last 10 days. The “welcome to Burundi committee” charged me $80.00 for a visa to enter. It was … Continue reading

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Security Breach in Burundi.

Every once in a while a story evolves into something substantial enough to share while indirectly related to coffee, perhaps this one can save you some level of inconvenience at some point. Tonight we finally enjoyed an amazing restaurant with … Continue reading

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