Rwanda Barista Championship

I was so stoked to get to travel to Kigali, Rwanda, last month to attend the East African Fine Coffee Association conference and also lend a hand to Sanders and Shane in the production of the first ever Rwanda Barista Championship.


I’ll have an article with photos about it in the April/May issue of Barista Mag. In the meantime, this nice woman, Linda, whom I met there just emailed links to a film she made about the competition and has posted to YouTube. They include interviews with the competitors and judges, some shots of competition and the conference area, and of course, meeting the first ever Rwanda Barista Champ.

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Sarah Allen (she/her) is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.