Category Archives: Origin Focus

The Rwanda Genocide – A Coffee Conflict!
Origin Focus
August 16, 2013 posted by Maja Wallengren

The Rwanda Genocide – A Coffee Conflict!

Contrary to popular belief the Rwanda genocide was very much a conflict about coffee. Up until the genocide in April 1994 coffee exports accounted for as much as 70 percent…

ORIGIN FOCUS: VIETNAM
Origin Focus
July 20, 2013 posted by Maja Wallengren

ORIGIN FOCUS: VIETNAM

Vietnam first started growing coffee in 1856, decades before other coffee producing countries much more famous for its beans like Kenya and Tanzania embarked on coffee cultivation, yet as a…

Vietnam’s “Mr Coffee”
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July 20, 2013 posted by Maja Wallengren

Vietnam’s “Mr Coffee”

An agricultural specialist and soil expert Doan Trieu Nhan is the chief architect behind the Coffee Development Plan. But across Asia’s coffee industry he is simply known as Vietnam’s “Mr…

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