There are more than 355,000 smallholder coffee farmers in Rwanda, and many of them are organized into cooperatives, such as the one where Mary Mukakamanzi, pictured here, works—the Kobakanya Cooperative, located in the southwest corner of Rwanda. The approximately 300 farmers in the cooperative each have between 500 and 1,500 coffee trees. The fruit from the coffee tree, called a cherry, is picked and brought to a washing station, where workers like Mukakamanzi extract the coffee bean and then f…

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