Morten Wennersgaard – Coffee Trade in Rwanda & Burundi

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Morten Wennersgaard, Norway

Morten talks about the differences in sourcing and buying coffee from Rwanda and Burundi and shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities that exist in future trade with these two countries.

Morten worked as a restaurant manager in Oslo until 2003, he then started working as product manager/coffee buyer for Solberg & Hansen coffee roasters in Oslo, and was instrumental in building their quality of sourcing.

He worked for Solberg & Hansen untill 2011 when he co-started a coffee importing company called Nordic Approach, with focus on sustainability and traceability, together with Tim Wendelboe.