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Progressive Coffee

Submitted by on May 10, 2012 – 9:42 am3 Comments

Introducing two new stars in our Fairtrade and organic coffee range.

Our new ‘Café Femenino’ ground coffee is grown by a cooperative of women producers in Bolivia. They have teamed up with other female growers across South America in an alliance that allows them to actively achieve empowerment, build social and support networks and earn a decent income through the production of their coffee. Members of this project have initiated the creation of The Café Femenino Foundation, which provides direct grants to programmes and projects for women and their families in coffee growing communities. In addition, a donation for each pound of coffee sold is also made to a women’s crisis organisation in the UK. If you need any more reason to buy, we can tell you that these women sure know how to make a good cup of coffee!

Cooperative production under the Café Femenino Alliance, Bolivia

The other new gem in our range comes from a cooperative farmer’s union in Ethiopia, where the altitude, climate, soil and terrain of the eastern highland plateaus create ideal growing conditions for great tasting coffee. The Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, who are well renowned for producing outstanding coffee, process the beans the traditional way by sun-drying them in their shells. This gives a completely different flavour proposition to other Ethiopian varieties such as Yirgacheffe. The drying process encourages delicious wine and blueberry aromas, resulting in a superb coffee with a full-bodied yet smooth taste. A great choice for the coffee connoisseur!

Suma Fairtrade Bolivia Café Femenino Organic Ground Coffee
227g (TE014, £18.68 for a case of 6)
Suma Fairtrade Ethiopia Harar Organic Ground Coffee 227g
(TE015, £20.21 for a case of 6)

3 Comments »

  • Kath says:

    Any chance of these (or other) beans as beans …. not ground? The Beehive grinds them to order for each cup of coffee …. currently using fairtrade and organic, but unfortunatley not from Suma!

    Hi Kath, click here for suma coffee beans.

  • danny says:

    How about stocking some Zapatista progressive coffee?

  • Emma R says:

    Thanks for the suggestion Danny. Zapatista coffe certainly sounds like a product that’s right up our street, since buying it supports the livelihood of indigenous Mexican communities. I’ll pass this to our product team to bear in mind next time we review the range.

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