Meet the inspiring farmers behind Rwanda and Congo’s extraordinary coffees and hear their stories



Explore Rwanda’s refined and varied cup profiles and embark on a field trips to see a cooperative firsthand



Engage with experts and producers about the key challenges facing coffee in Rwanda and Congo and learn about opportunities for collaboration

Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda 2019

Taking place June 17-21 in Kigali, Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda will unite coffee producers from Rwanda and Congo with specialty-coffee buyers, government officials, and other coffee stakeholders to meet, do business, discuss pressing issues in the industry, and recognize the incredible producing organizations from this rising specialty-coffee region. At Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda 2019, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet top producers from Rwanda and Congo
  • Forge new business partnerships
  • Learn from expert speakers in TED-style talks
  • Explore Rwanda’s coffeelands during field trips to cooperatives
  • Taste and cup exquisite coffees

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Family farming as a business

Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda 2019′s theme is “Family Farming as a Business.” Throughout the program, we’ll dive deep into topics like farm-level entrepreneurship, solutions to the global coffee crisis, gender-focused south-south cooperation, and building domestic coffee markets that are critical to successful farming businesses and the sustainability of the industry. Through this discussion, attendees will learn about the challenges facing farmers in Rwanda and Congo, gain insight into real-world examples of coffee business success, and explore opportunities for collaboration among the private and public sectors that support the growth of East Africa’s coffee industry.

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Let’s Talk Coffee® is a one-of-a-kind event platform bringing the Relationship Coffee Model of inclusivity, collaboration, and transparent business to life. Now in its 17th year, Let’s Talk Coffee® has a rich history of uniting specialty coffee stakeholders across the globe.

Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda 2019 marks the fourth year Let’s Talk Coffee® has come to Rwanda, building on events in 2014, 2015, and 2017. Over that time, Rwanda has emerged on the world stage as a top specialty coffee origin powered by a significant number of women farmers. At Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda 2019, we’ll highlight these producers’ accomplishments and build on the successes of past Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda events to deliver a top specialty coffee experience for attendees.

Read our recap of Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda 2017 ->

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Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda 2019 is proudly presented by Sustainable Growers.