Thursday, April 25, 2013
"Step Aside, Gents. Witness The Rise of Women in Coffee" -NPR
But change is coming.
Increasingly in Central and South America, women are making progress. On Tuesday, we documented the story of Guatemalan farmer Miguelina Villatoro. In Colombia, 47 percent of the National Federation of Columbia Coffee Growers' members are female. In fact, one-fifth of that country's farms are owned and operated by women, according to the federation.
(read the full article here).
From the Ground Up sources a fantastic coffee from CODECH in Guatemala; Cafe Mujeres, which is not only comprised of female owners, but the profits are going towards building a women's health clinic in the community! Taste some here.
Posted by Emily at 1:28 PM