Single Origin

Peru Femenino

$16.00

Subscription details
How subscriptions work

Products are automatically delivered on your schedule. No obligation, modify or cancel your subscription anytime.
Learn more...
TASTING NOTES

CACAO | BLACK TEA | SPICE

While women have always been crucial to coffee production in Peru, men traditionally held economic power. In 2004, 464 female coffee producers in Peru united to change this dynamic and take a step toward empowerment. They decided to separate their coffee production from men to gain visibility and a voice inside their community. Working in partnership with OPTCO, they developed a market for women-produced coffee to serve as an important vehicle for social change and the empowerment of poor, marginalized women coffee farmers. Since then, the Café Femenino movement now includes thousands of women farmers from nine countries across the world. 

Roasting Hours

We roast  Monday-Wednesday.  All regular orders will be processed within 3 business days and recurring orders are charged on Fridays and ship on Mondays.

Description

Latitude 6' 10' S

Longitude 79' 29' W

Altitude 1550m

Region Penachi

Varietal Caturra, Catuai

Farm / Coop Cecanor Coop

Process Washed

people picking coffee beans

Café Femenino requires participating cooperatives to give their women farmers control of revenues, land ownership, and acknowledgment for their exceptional coffee. With economic control in their hands, the women farmers of Cecanor have used Café Femenino funds to invest in community betterment projects including children’s libraries, schools, health and nutritional education, and programs that build self-esteem, human rights awareness, and literacy.

Since their first meeting in 2004, the women of Cafe Femenino Peru have marshaled widespread social change into their communities. By overcoming a variety of barriers – including inferior societal status due to gender prejudice, adverse living conditions and lack of self-esteem stemming from insecurities about their lack of formal education – the women have successfully stood up against generations of gender inequity. After more than 13 years, domestic abuse and malnutrition rates have gone down, education and income equality rates have gone up, and the women are no longer too timid to speak. They now stand up in front of groups, make presentations, and hold several elected positions on the boards of the coffee associations of Cecanor. Their hard work and courage mean the women in their community have more decision-making power, more income, and more dignity than ever before.

Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date with new coffee releases, exclusive sales, and events here at Caravan Coffee.

Sign Up
pouring milk into coffee in white cup