GLP Films visits SPREAD, a coalition improving the lives of Rwandans through the ever-treasured coffee bean.
SPREAD is a USAID-funded development alliance of institutes, industries and NGOs, that have realized the potential for Rwandan coffee to become a powerful economic driver for a recovering nation, seeing it as a widely produced crop that could demand top dollar if a premium product was consistently delivered to market.
Rwandan coffee has served as economic salvation for impoverished residents, demanding a premium price on the international coffee market thanks to SPREAD’s commitment to quality control, coffee producer education, support and marketing. SPREAD has helped create coffee washing stations and has assisted in bringing over 1,000 coffee cargo bikes to Rwanda, helping farmers get larger payloads to washing stations more quickly while improving product quality. SPREAD's work ensures that farmers receive optimal payment for their harvests, improving the farmers' lives through better cups of joe.