August was National Coffee Month, get ready to celebrate International Coffee Day on September 29th with the perfect cup of brew. Each year, Grace Hightower makes frequent trips to Rwanda where she visits the hardworking coffee farmers who work so diligently to help produce her namesake line, Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda. Driven to help the Rwandan community, Grace partnered up with local coffee growers to create a line of products that celebrate the rich, diverse flavors found throughout their land while also promoting direct sourcing, fair trade and ethical, environmentally-friendly practices.
Benefits of coffee are endless, not only does it help to burn fat but it also provides the following nutrients: Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium & Niacin. The line features medium, dark and espresso roasts with subtle hints of flavors like chocolate, caramel, raisin, cherry and citrus, Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda provides a generous selection for coffee lovers in addition to offering eight gift box set.
Continue reading the interview below with Grace to learn more about Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda.
NYFE: How are Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda changing the coffee experience for the regular coffee drinker?
GHD: I hope the company is causing awareness about Rwanda, the premium coffee, of farmers and the work that goes into creating a really good cup of coffee. I also hope that my company is an outlet to empower and promote the progress of Rwanda both socially and economically.
NYFE: Which flavor is your favorite?
GHD: The Medium Dark Roast is a full yet balanced blend with flavor notes of red fruit and raisin. The taste is sweet with a dry finish. I like my coffee a bit dark, so it’s a nice way to substitute espresso with a cup of Medium Dark Roast.
NYFE: What is the most popular flavor amongst customers?
GHD: My favorite Medium Dark Roast and our Light Medium Roast blends are most popular among our customers.
NYFE: When did you first travel to Rwanda?
NYFE: How did the people of Rwanda become such a huge part of your life?
GHD: When I first traveled to Rwanda, the country touched something deep within me on a personal level. I grew up in the South on a farm, where people were searching for opportunities to express their creativity and grow. When I saw the determination and willingness to work and create for themselves, I wanted to help the Rwandan people create a sustainable economy.
NYFE: What has been the most rewarding experience since launching Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda?
GHD: The luxury of drinking all the coffee I want! A big gratification is knowing that the purchase of coffee beans is a way for the Rwandans to create a sustainable life for the farmers and knowing that the people of Rwanda are working harder to make their product even greater. The passion that drives them and seeing that each year I visit makes me extremely proud.
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