So I took this camera to Rwanda for the Cup of Opulence … Excellence …2010, competition and, crazy me, I ended up with a cool 600 photos.
I pared it down to 265 “must-see” images and a few of them actually have something to do with coffee! While some airline snafus made the travel a bit harsh, and the food in East Rwandan coffee was, at one time, rarely seen in the United States as either a Specialty grade or low-end commercial coffee. There simply was not that much coffee produced in Rwanda that went anywhere besides was, ack, disturbing, it was a great trip.
The jury was a great international blend, the coffees were very nice, and my visits to washing stations after the event were very fruitful.
I hope you enjoy the images and that the captions impart a little information about how beautiful Rwanda truly is, how incredibly kind the people are, and how sweet the coffees can be. -Tom