You may not know it, but your morning coffee connects you to millions of women coffee farmers across the world. While these women have always played a vital role in coffee production, they weren’t recognized or directly compensated for their work.
In 2004, a few women in northern Peru decided to change this by co-founding Café Femenino alongside Organic Products Trading Company. For the first time, women were recognized as coffee producers and paid for the coffee they produced.
Since then, Café Femenino has grown into a movement empowering women in remote coffee-growing regions in nine countries. These women made sure that when you choose Café Femenino, you’re choosing more than a specialty coffee. You’re choosing to help women take on leadership roles, obtain the title to the land on which they farm, and earn an extra premium for their high quality coffee beans.
In these ways and more, choosing Café Femenino means you’re choosing to stand with women coffee farmers fighting for the credit they deserve and the voice they need to empower themselves and their communities.