More than just a cup of coffee!
Grown by the women of the CESMACH Co-op, this coffee is shade grown in the buffer of the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. It's one of the world’s most diverse forest reserves and Meso-America’s largest continuous-coverage cloud forest. Beans are sourced directly from women farmers.
FLAVOR NOTES: Sweet, full-bodied, citrus fruit
ORIGIN: CESMACH Co-op, Chiapas, Mexico
ROAST LEVEL: Medium
CERTIFICATIONS: USDA Organic and Fair Trade
What is Cafe Femenino?
Women in remote and rural coffee communities face a host of challenges that keep them trapped in poverty. Many of these isolated women live in male- dominated societies and have very little financial control or decision-making power.
In 2003, 464 women farmers in northern Peru decided to change this dynamic by separating their coffee production from the men’s. In that moment, for the first time, this group of women created their own product and income. Their coffee cooperative CECANOR joined their commercial partner Organic Products Trading Company (OPTCO) to create Café Femenino—a gender-focused program to support social justice and empowerment for women coffee producers worldwide.