The owner of Bwenda, Bernard Uwitije, is a native of southern Rwanda, in the district of Nyamagabe. Coming from a region where coffee was a dominant crop, he first entered the sector trading ordinary home processed coffee.
He later learned of the added value if one processed fully. Wanting to set up a proper and sustainable business in the coffee sector, he built his first wet mill near his hometown in 2016. Bwenda was his third washing station, which he built in 2018 after realising a group of farmers who were a bit isolated, did not have a closer washing station to process their cherries into high quality coffee.