Updated: Aug 23
In support of using coffee as a conduit to community stewardship we were searching for a uniquely "empowerment" forward source for our next great coffee. We found just what we were looking for in the International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA).
The mission of the International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA) is to empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry. An IWCA organizational overview is available here.
The coffee we have procured through one of the IWCA chapters (La Hondureña) is a great example of communities coming together to best utilize available resources and provide opportunities for women owned and farmed coffee farms to thrive.
In the end we have found a great coffee that finishes well and highlights a unique way of coming together as a community to improve the bigger picture.