Inside Rwanda Bean: The Rwanda Bean Journey - Video Feature from Portland Press Herald



In a cavernous warehouse on Presumpscot Street in Portland’s East Deering neighborhood, Mike Mwenedata and his friend and business partner, Nick Mazuroski, each grab an end of a 130-pound burlap sack.

“Three, two, one,” they say in unison, as they hoist the bulky sack filled with raw coffee beans off the concrete floor. They carry it outside and plop it in the back of Mwenedata’s Toyota.
Rwanda Bean Company went on to become a semi-finalist of the Top Gun selection years later.

 

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