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!
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!