Coffee buzz lifts wartorn Rwanda
BBC News reported in March 2004 on the development of Rwanda's coffee cooperative, which, helped by groups such as US Agency for International Development, has now swelled to about 1,500 members and has an agreement to supply the Union Coffee Roasters (UCR). The article goes on to describe the ways in which the coffee cooperative has helped to improve the lives of the growers and their communities. Find the full story here.
Rwandan coffee used to make beer
BBC News reported in December 2004 that a London brewery has started producing beer brewed from Rwandan coffee beans. The beer, which has a 4% alcohol content, is targeted at adult drinkers as a cappucino drink or as a digestif. Find the full story here.