Rwanda - Land Of A Thousand Hills
Rwanda, affectionately known as the 'Land Of A Thousand Hills' has recently gained global fame for its Bourbon Arabica Coffee. It’s history in coffee growing starts back in the late 1800’s when German Colonialists brought Bourbon Arabica coffee to the country. After WW1, the Beligans assumed rule and sadly forced the Rwandan farmers to grow a poor crop - paying them little or nothing with terrible facilities. Roll forward to 1994 when genocide ripped apart the nation. Almost 1 Million people from the Tutsi ethnic group were murdered in just 100 days. At around the same time, a global pricing crisis struck the coffee industry. In the case of Rwanda a complete rebirth of their coffee industry was required. Today a mere 25 years later, high quality coffee is being produced with expertise from all over the world being added to produce one of the finest crops around.