Doha, Qatar: The Rwandan pavilion at Expo 2023 Doha has emerged as a standout attraction and has received more than 20,000 visitors with its striking design and offerings.
Drawing attention for its unique structure and engaging exhibits, the pavilion has garnered widespread acclaim, with its coffee shop proving to be a particular highlight. The pavilion stands out as a must-visit destination within the Expo grounds.
“We were one of the first pavilions to open in the International Zone. We opened on the first day of Expo 2023. We showcase a range of things including Rwanda’s developments in technology, innovation, agriculture, as a destination for tourism, various kinds of products, handcrafts, coffee, tea and several others,” Manager of Rwanda’s Pavilion at Expo 23 Doha, J D Shema, told The Peninsula.
Rwanda pavilion welcomes visitors through a grand entrance, the screens around the pavilion let visitors learn the stories, culture, and heritage of Rwandan people, and watch the rapid pace at which the country developed.
The pavilion offers to learn more about the gorilla trekking experience and showcases the Rwandan government’s commitment to environmental preservation through its green initiatives. It also promotes Rwanda as an ideal destination for investment and business.
Visitors can also enjoy a respite at the Rwanda cafe, savouring its renowned local coffee, recognised among the world’s finest blends.
The cafe ‘Rwanda Coffee- A Second Sunrise’ is specially designed to introduce the country’s coffee and tea to people in Qatar and visitors to Expo 2023 Doha.
“We have designed this as a space for people to sit and talk and have coffee. The purpose is to showcase and introduce Rwandan coffee to the Qatari market.
“During the first three days, we offered free coffee and tea. We received very interesting comments from the visitors, and since then we have had many regular guests. It’s widely known in the Expo ground,” said Shema, adding that Rwanda has emerged as an African coffee powerhouse.
According to him, Rwanda’s elevation, temperature, soil quality, and humidity combine to create some of the best coffee-growing conditions in the world.
“Coffee and tea are among the main products of Rwanda. Rwandan coffee is the best in Africa. Rwandan coffee cultivated in different parts of the country is known for its good aroma and uncommon taste,” said Shema.
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