Our coffee beans are predominately sourced from women-owned or women-managed farms.
GROWER: Fazenda Helena
REGION: Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Helena Ricci is the fourth generation to manage the estate with a continued commitment to environmental stewardship. This family-owned estate in the Cerrado Mineiro region, has a protected designation of origin (PDO) because of its renowned coffee reputation and optimal growing conditions. The family is also invested in the Educampo Coffee Project, which supports over 300 coffee producers in the region.
GROWER: Hambela Estate
REGION: Guji Zone, Oromia Region, Ethopia
After World War II, the Ethiopian Emperor awarded Muluemebet Emiru, the first African female pilot, with land that became the Hambela Coffee Estate. It’s now operated by a family-owned business, METAD Agricultural Development PLC (METAD). Their workforce is 70 percent women, they sponsor an elementary school and they work to promote cancer screenings for local women. METAD shares modern equipment with local farmers, and has the first (and only) SCAA-certified quality control lab in Africa.
GROWER: Cooperative Nahualá
REGION: Sololá, Guatemala
Cooperative Nahualá works to promote gender equality through training and overall inclusion of their women members. This coffee is grown on the steep mountainous slopes in one of Central America’s most lively volcanic areas. To promote a healthy symbiotic relationship with the natural environment, the Cooperative has been producing certified organic coffee for over 10 years.
GROWER: Maria Elena Vásquez Marquez
REGION: Santa Elena, La Paz, Honduras
This coffee is sourced from a family-owned farm run by Maria Elena Vásquez Marquez in collaboration with Catracha Coffee Company. Catracha works with select farmers who participate in educational seminars to improve their coffee quality and production. Maria Elena receives all the profits associated with the sale of her exported coffee, which is the main source of income for her and her son.
GROWER: Cesmach Co-Op el Triunfo Bisophere Reserve
REGION: Sierra Madre, Chiapas
Female smallholder-members of the grower organization CESMACH make up this lot. CESMACH is dedicated to helping small producers to optimize their market power, which includes helping women growers collaborate on projects to increase their visibility and marketability. The organization also analyzes its members responsibility to the environment and the community, and bands together to increase the collective quality of life for the locals.
GROWER: Ketiara Cooperative
REGION: Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
This coffee is produced on family-owned farms organized around the Ketiara Cooperative. A high percentage of farmers are widows who lost their husbands during periods of conflict in Aceh. These families are also in the process of rebuilding after an earthquake in 2013. A women’s organization was recently formed to address the needs of the community, which includes plans to build a health center in the community.