PERU - 'Café Femenino' Organic
Altitude: 1000 - 2050m
Characteristics: Sweet and nutty flavours with notes of cocoa, maple syrup, pineapple, mild citrus and pomegranate. Good flavour with a smooth, medium body.
'Rainforest Alliance and 'Organic' certified.
Further Information: The women of 'CECANOR' are proud to be the originators of the 'Café Femenino' concept.
While women have always been crucial to coffee production in Peru, men have traditionally held the economic power. In 2004, 464 Peruvian female coffee producers united to change this dynamic and take a step toward empowerment by creating the first 'Café Femenino' co-op. Today over 800 women in six associations are involved in the 'Café Femenino' project. Now, they feel proud to instill in their daughters the expectation that they will grow up not just with equality and independence, but also to become leaders in their community.
For more information on the Cafe Femenino project go to www.cafefemenino.com