Agriculture Minister Geraldine Mukeshimana (L) and Sir Tom Hunter cut the tape to inaugurate the coffee factory as Naeb Director General Bill Kayonga looks on.
Rwanda Coffee industry has been improving over decades and its recent achievements are commendable. The fact that the number of coffee growers has increased proportionately and consistently with coffee production is a true testament to NAEB’s bold vision of turning dreams into reality.
It’s for such grounds that Clinton-Hunter Development Initiative (CHDI) sat and eyed into Rwanda-based coffee roasting and packing operations as a financially viable and profitable business, with the potential to significantly benefit coffee farmers, the coffee sector and the Rwandan economy as a whole. Thus CHDI founded Rwanda Farmers Coffee Company (RFCC) with Rwanda Government as shareholder. The new coffee plant, branded “Gorilla’s Coffee” was officially inaugurated on March 6, 2015 by Hon Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources alongside Sir Thomas Hunter, one of shareholders and Hunter-Foundation owner.
The function took place in the NAEB complex where RFCC is built. The delegation was informed on how the coffee plant operates and relevant information was shared with them in a 30 min tour they had with a lead of Mr. Innocent Uwimana the managing Director of RFCC.
“This state-of-the-art roasting facility can produce 3,000kg of roasted coffee per day or more when additional shifts are added equivalent to 10% capacity of green coffee National production.” Innocent briefed the press.
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