Africa-Press – Rwanda. Rwandan companies are showcasing high quality specialty coffee at the ongoing World Coffee Exhibition in Dubai. The exhibition kicked off January 12 and will conclude on January 14th. Details indicate that six Rwanda Coffee growing and exporting companies are showcasing their specialty coffee at the Dubai Exhibition Centre.
Emmanuel Hategeka the Ambassador of Rwanda to the UAE alongside Minister Edouard Bizumuremyi participated in the opening of World Coffee exhibition Dubai. They interacted with coffee buyers and lovers who came to the Rwanda booth.
Amb. Hategeka also visited Archers coffee roasters and distributors based in Sharjah also participating at this exhibition showcasing Rwanda-n coffee. Archers source high quality specialty coffee beans from Rwanda for their UAE clients. The types of coffee grown in Rwanda include Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon (Arabica).
Currently 400,000 small-holder farmers are engaged in coffee farming, producing an upward of 21,000 Metric Tonnes of the beverage crop. In 2020/2021 fiscal year coffee exports earned the country U$61.5 million despite depressed global demand due to the Covid19.