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  • Friedhats & Gasharu: Embracing Rwanda without fear of potato defect
    • Case study
    Friedhats & Gasharu: Embracing Rwanda without fear of potato defect

    The quality of Rwanda's coffee has skyrocketed in the last decade. However, many buyers remain reticent about this origin because they fear the infamous Potato Taste Defect (PTD). Though PTD can't be 100% avoided, it is under scrutiny in the country and its incidence has decreased as quality improved. Now, some progressive roasters are willing to take the risk. Friedhats, a specialty roastery in Amsterdam, talks about their experience with the origin and how they are enjoying a partnership with Gasharu in Nyamasheke. They are not looking back...
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    • Rwanda
  • Caferwa: A link to Rwanda’s past and eyes on the future
    • Interview
    Caferwa: A link to Rwanda’s past and eyes on the future

    Caferwa was founded in 1995, right after the genocide against the Tutsi. Historically, Rwanda had only produced semi-washed coffees. After the genocide, however, the new government decided to give the sector a boost.
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    • Rwanda
  • The magic behind Gasharu’s coffee
    • Interview
    The magic behind Gasharu’s coffee

    Many people today would describe coffee as magical. As a child growing up in rural Rwanda in the 1990s, the bean had a real superstitious quality to it for Valentin Kimenyi.
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    • Rwanda