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Ask Romain Murenzi about the role of science to Rwanda’s emerging economic strength, and he will talk to you about his home nation’s coffee.

Ten or 15 years ago, most of Rwanda’s beans were of a low grade and there wasn’t much of a market for them. Today, the bushes grow on beautiful terraced hillsides, and the roasted beans are sold in Starbucks, Costco and other locations in North America and Europe. In an interview, Murenzi credited science—or, more exactly, the importance of botany, the technology of bean preparation, and marketing, all supported by government policy.