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Coffee is the second largest traded commodity in the world next to oil. Women coffee producers make up 30% of the 25 million coffee growers that are responsible for producing 75% of the world's coffee.

Harsh gender inequality, poverty and abuse are rampant in these coffee production regions. Most women coffee producers have no rights, no income and are abandoned by their husbands.

With determination and desire for a better future, over 460 women coffee producers in Peru united to take a step toward achieving empowerment. This step came in the form of growing, harvesting and producing their own coffee called Cafe Femenino. Organic Products Trading Company (OPTCO) along with CECANOR Cooperative, PROASSA, CICAP and Cordaid joined forces to support the women in their efforts to achieve their goals. Together, the Cafe Femenino Coffee Project was founded in 2004.

Today, the Cafe Femenino Coffee Project is a social program for women coffee producers in rural communities around the world. More than 1,500 women in Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru are active in the project to achieve empowerment, build social and support networks, and earn incomes through the production and sale of the Cafe Femenino Coffee. The success of the Project initiated the creation of The Cafe Femenino Foundation, which provides grants to select programs and projects that enhance the lives of women and their families in coffee growing communities around the world.

Cafe Femenino is high-quality, organic coffee that is left unblended to preserve the acidity, body, flavour and aroma that are unique to each Cafe Femenino Coffee variety.

The team at Freshpac are proud to introduce this coffee to our ever expanding range. Enjoy!