This is a Women Produced washed coffee from Colombia.
Given the different social and cultural dynamics in the rural areas of Colombia, women have faced multiple barriers to positions of leadership in their own communities and family businesses. In spite of this, women’s work is essential to the sustainability of the coffee supply chain, and though this is commonly understood, many women struggle immensely to achieve management roles, or appreciation for their efforts.
The women’s group IMH (Igualdad Mujeres Hombres) is an initiative of rural women who are committed to learning all that entails to produce high-quality speciality coffee. The group are focused on processing techniques, from picking to drying, with the goal of improving flavour for sale into the specialty market.
Igualdad Mujeres Hombres hosts workshops and exchanges between both male and female coffee producers. The goal is to enhance productivity in the long term, encouraging respectful dynamics between men and women in these rural areas of Colombia.
Their farms are located near the Tatama national park in the north-west of Risaralda, which provides a unique micro-climate for high-quality coffee production. Producers in the association are able to access the specialty supply chain, whilst simultaneously creating a respectful environment for women coffee producers.
This washed coffee is grown at an altitude of 1600-1800 MASL and has a flavour profile starting with crisp red apple, through honey notes and finishing with a hint of chamomile.