Giving Women Their Fair Share
Café Femenino Coffee disrupts coffee’s traditional economic system by paying women coffee farmers directly for the coffee they produce. All Café Femenino Coffee comes exclusively from women-owned and operated farms. Proceeds from the sale of Café Femenino Coffee are paid directly to the women farmers who invest in their farms, communities and families.
Strong Women. Strong Communities.
Igniting a Movement in Peru
The Café Femenino Coffee movement started in Peru in the late 1990s. While women have always been crucial to coffee production in Peru, men traditionally held the economic power. In 2003, 464 female coffee producers united to change this dynamic. Café Femenino was born.
Finding a Voice in Sumatra
In 2015, the women of the Kokowagayo co-op in Sumatra found their own voice. Empowered to strive for gender equality, the women of the cooperative separated their coffee from the men’s during the 2014 growing season and began the first women-only cooperative in Sumatra.
A Celebration of Women in Coffee
The Skinny on Ethical Sourcing
Paying women coffee farmers directly ensures that they get their fair share, which is the fundamental tenet of the ethical sourcing model followed by Café Femenino Coffee. It also gives women the decision-making power, equality and voice they need to empower themselves and guide their own destiny.