Grace Hightower and Coffees of Rwanda

by laura everage on February 5, 2013 · 2 comments


Grace Hightower and Coffees of Rwanda is a collection of high quality coffees that celebrate the spirit, courage and determination of the coffee farmers of Rwanda.

Founded by Grace Hightower De Niro, who was inspired by the forgiveness, fortitude, and strength of the Rwandan people, the Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda brand believes that doing good business means doing good for the communities in which they work. That’s why the company is dedicated to providing the opportunity for the coffee farmers of Rwanda to earn a living wage and to create a sustainable business that can be passed from one generation to the next.

Motivated and inspired by its people’s courageous spirit to succeed, Grace Hightower DeNiro has created these coffees as a way to celebrate and support the coffee farmers of Rwanda, who are the lifeblood of the country’s economic revitalization.

From dark roast to light, and chocolaty to citrus flavor notes, the company offers four coffees: Medium Light Roast, Medium Dark Roast, Espresso Blend, and the Signature Series, selected from small producers who exemplify the finest cultivation practices, then custom roasted to highlight its unique characteristics.

The current Signature Series coffee is from Buf Café:

Named after the Bufundu region in which it is located, Buf is a true African success story. Founded in 2003 by Epiphanie Mukashyaka, who was widowed during the 1994 genocide, the Buf washing station now benefits some 7,000 farmers in the region. Buf coffees are hand-picked and hand-sorted, then fully-washed and dried in the sun on traditional raised African beds. They exhibit gentle sour citrus notes and a rounded body that produces deeper flavors

Come experience the rebirth and revitalization of the coffee farmers of Rwanda. For more information on Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda, visit

While the coffee is not yet available online (but will be soon), if you’re in the Northeast the coffee is now available at the following Whole Foods Markets:

808 Columbus Ave, New York City

95 East Houston Street, New York City

270 Greenwich Street, New York City

Columbus Circle, New York City

905 River Road, Edgewater, NJ

110 Bloomingdale RD, White Plains, NY

399 Post Road West, Westport, CT

90 East Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT

150 Ledge Road, Darien, CT

50 Raymond Road, West Hartford, CT


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