Thursday, November 8, 2007

Coffee bike...

Tom Ritchey dropped off one of his Project Rwanda Coffee Bikes recently. It's drawn quite a bit of attention at the shop - good thing I'm familiar with Project Rwanda and the reason why the bike was created. A lot of folks ask me questions about the bike. After explaining how the bike helps coffee growers transport coffee cherries from their farms to the washing quicker (2-4 hours instead of 6-12 hours), folks look again at the bike and think "what a cool idea."

Not only are the farmers able to transport their crop to the washing stations quicker, but, by token of a quicker journey, the cherries are fresher (better quality of coffee bean) and a higher price is paid for the cherries - double bonus!

Check out more about Project Rwanda at the link. Donate or buy some Wooden Bike Coffee.