Coffee Beans (Colombia – Women Producers – ARGCAFEE – Argelia – Cauca – Castillo and Colombia)


16 oz

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1lb Roasted coffee, roasted to enhance the origin character of the coffee, City to City+ or “Light-Medium”

“Sweet and clean with
orange zest, cooked
berry, and dark chocolate

Women Producers
In attempt to recognize and promote the work women do growing
and producing coffee around the world, the Women Coffee
Producers project was established in order to highlight organizations
and associations of women producers in various countries. The
program aims to address the widespread wage inequity that women
experience by adding a gender-equity premium on top of a base
price; this premium is paid directly to the growers for use in any
manner they choose.
This lot comes strictly from Women coffee farmers within
ARGCAFEE. There are currently 78 women contributing to this
program with another 44 that have communicated intentions to join
the program.
ARGCAFEE (Association de Transformadores y Comercializadores de
Cafe Especiales de Argelia Cauca) is an association that started in
2014 with only 17 member producers, all of whom were committed
to finding a better market for their coffee than the commercial one
they were delivering to—both in search of higher prices and a better
showcase for the quality of their coffee. As Argelia is relatively
remote, it had been hard for the small farmers in the area to reach
the marketplace and have leverage in their selling. Through their
work, however, the association grew to over 230 members, about 150
of whom are presently active in farming and delivering lots to the
ARGACAFEE is a grower-focused association that seeks to improve
the quality of life of its associates, promote diversified production,
minimize their environmental impact, and is committed to social
work in the municipality of Argelia, Cauca.
ARGCAFEE partnered up with Banexport in 2017, and the group now
has a warehouse and a cupping lab; the lab is staffed full-time by five
professionals, all of whom are young members of multigenerational
coffee families who have decided to stay in the family business—a
huge concern these days, as the average age of a coffee farmer is
over 55, and it is difficult to incentivize young people to stay in coffee
production in a time of such low prices.
The organization is democratically run, with a director, a legal
representative, a producer representative, an accountant, a secretary,
and technical staff who are all elected in a voting process conducted
by the members.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz