BUF Remera January 23 2014, 0 Comments

BUF-Remera-LabelWe’re delighted to be able to offer BUF Remera again this year.  A popular choice last season, it’s now back online and will be served by some of our customers in the coming weeks.  We’re huge fans of coffee from Rwanda and as well as being a pleasure to drink, there’s an inspiring story behind this coffee.  Founded in 2003 by Epiphanie Mukashyaka, BUF Cafe now owns two processing mills, Remera and Nyarusiza and works with thousands of farmers in the area.

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Epiphanie, who was born in 1959, was widowed during the 1994 genocide – which claimed over 800,000 lives in just 3 months – but chose not to leave her family’s small coffee farm. Instead she set about rebuilding and developing her business, and with it the local community. She started Buf Café in 2003, when she established Remera washing station with a loan from the Rwandan Development Bank and the assistance of the USAID-financed PEARL project.

BUF Remera is now available to buy on our website.