Rwanda Bean (website, facebook, instagram, twitter) has leased 2,400 sq ft of the former Cellardoor Winery space on Thompson’s Point where they will operate their coffee roasting, packing, shipping and wholesale business as well as an espresso bar and coffee shop. Rwanda plans to offer coffee education and experiences such as tastings and cuppings, and private events at Thompson’s Point.
Rwanda Bean was founded in 2013 by CEO Mike Mwenedata. A core part of its mission is to give back to the community that coffee is sourced from,
Rwanda Bean is committed to the farmers of Rwanda who grow the beans that they roast and sell to customers all over the world. Through its 50% for Farmers program, Rwanda Bean gives a full 50% of its profits back to the farmers, and additionally they have helped to provide healthcare to 800 of the farmers in Rwanda and their families, and provided funds, technical expertise, and project management to assist in the construction of a children’s education center in Rwanda.
Thompson’s Point is a mixed use development that is home to Bissell Brothers, Stroudwater Distillery, the Brick South event space as well as other businesses. The Children’s Museum is in the process of building their new location on the point which is expected to open this spring.