Our coffee beans are predominately sourced from women-owned or women-managed farms.
GROWER: Maria Veronica
REGION: Norte Pioneiro, Paraná, Brazil
Brazil Norte Pioneiro Maria Veronica Yellow Catuai Honey is sourced from Maria Veronica who owns her own farm and works with Mulheres do Café Matão. Mulheres do Café Matão is an association of 25 women. The group was formed 2013 and in the following years several women began to win regional competitions. The recognition has motivated the group of women to focus on quality and innovation. Maria’s honey processed coffee is an example of precisely executed methods of drying coffee while the mucilage remains attached to the bean.
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: Cooperativa RAOS
REGION: San Miguel, La Paz, Marcala, Honduras
One of the reasons the cooperative is determined to market its women members' coffee is that 60 percent of the women face gender-based legal issues with regards to the ownership of their land, as well as limitations to the credit they can receive to finance the harvest every year. In addition to the program premiums these women receive for this lot, Cooperativa RAOS has many very active educational support programs open to all members. Gender assemblies are held by female members in order to discuss the women's needs, as well as ways of increasing equity within the group and community.
GROWER: Cesmach Co-Op el Triunfo Bisophere Reserve
REGION: Sierra Madre, Chiapas
Fair Trade. Cafe Femenino. 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: Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros de la Cuenca del Rio Marañón (APROCCURMA)
REGION: Rodríguez de Mendoza, Amazonas, Peru
For the past five years, APROCCURMA has worked directly with women producers to establish land ownership and then provide training on organic management and environmental practices. This lot is a result of those efforts, which will provide women producers with the revenue generated from coffee production on farms owned and managed by women.
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.