Single Origin - Cafe Femenino CECANOR Peruvian - Organic Coffee

Aromatically rich, combining dark chocolate, almond, cashew and light floral notes. A chocolaty taste give way to mild citrus and cocoa balance, creating a richness of flavors including daffodil and molasses in the cup. Crisply dry acidity; velvety mouthfeel.

Roast: Dark Medium

Processing: Fully washed & Sun Dried

Altitude: 1000 - 1800 M.A.S.L.

Harvest: April to September

12 oz. Handcrafted Fair Trade/Organic Coffee

Café Femenino coffee is built on the hard work and initiative of women coffee farmers across the world. These women have made sure that when you choose Café Femenino, you’re choosing much 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 addition to the famous culture and landscapes of Machu Picchu, the Nazca lines, and the Amazons, Peru is known for being one of the major producers of organic coffee beans in the world.

Along the slopes of the Andes Mountains in Peru, an area well known for producing high quality coffee, a group of women is challenging the traditional gender roles. While women play important roles in coffee production in Peru, men traditionally hold economic power, owning the means of production, receiving payment for the coffee, and representing their families in coffee cooperatives.

In 2003, with determination and desire for a better future, 464 female coffee producers in Peru united to take a step toward empowerment. They decided to separate their coffee production to create lots cultivated and harvested by women, seeking visibility and a voice inside their community to be able to better their lives. Working in partnership with OPTCO, they developed a market for this brand of coffee that would be an important vehicle for social change and the empowerment of poor, marginalized women coffee farmers. Working together, the Café Femenino Coffee Project was formalized in 2004 and has grown internationally since that time.

Requirements set in place for the Café Femenino Program work to break-down cultural barriers that have prevented women from participating in the coffee economy. These requirements give the women control of revenues, land ownership, and acknowledgement for their exceptional coffee. The Cafe Femenino Program has provided a necessary structure for the women’s association to access resources to fund social projects and activities to their communities. Through the years these activities have included children’s libraries, schools, health and nutritional education, and capacity building in self-esteem, human rights awareness, and literacy.

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