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Rwanda Trading Co.

Rwanda Trading Company is a social purpose, for-profit Rwandan Coffee Exporter that is wholly owned by Westrock Coffee and is a sister organization to Westrock’s subsidiary Tembo in Tanzania. RTC sources coffee for export from a network of wetmills that purchase coffee cherries from smallholder farmers.¬†Short term WC financing is provided to allow 3rd party wetmills to buy cherries from farmers, in compliance with RTC prices and requirements. RTC has a traceability system to pay farmers who provide higher quality coffee that receives premium prices. After processing, RTC sells green coffee in export markets, in particular via its parent company, Westrock, and via Westrock subsidiary Falcon. RTC’s focus is increasingly on high quality specialty coffee.
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