Regular price
$15.00

Mujeres Unidas / Women Producers Group


Milk Chocolate / Spiced Pecan / Bananas Foster
Mujeres Unidas / Women Producers Group
Regular price
$15.00

Mujeres Unidas / Women Producers Group


Milk Chocolate / Spiced Pecan / Bananas Foster

Mujeres Unidas was crafted as a way for us to support women coffee farmers as they work to secure a future for their families.

Coffee Bio

It is reported that up to 70 percent of all work done on coffee farms is performed by women. In contrast, their legal representation as landowners and association membership tops out at 20 percent and falls as low as 5 percent in some countries. Magnifying the problem, in many countries, land ownership and even cooperative membership is held only in the husband’s name and is not transferred to the wife upon death or desertion. This leaves many women and families with sometimes hopeless futures. 

In response to this inequity and inequality, we have chosen to create a year-round offering sourced exclusively from women coffee farmers. These producer groups are have been selected from a list of associations Café Imports has established within their network of producers. They began their program in 2012, paying members a gender-equity premium on top of the quality-based initial price for their coffees. Through working alongside Café Imports, we gain access to their years of experience and a greater understanding of the social and economic impact this premium makes in each community.

Current Group

Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala (ASPROCDEGUA) is a producing organization with 664 contributing members, the women of whom have separated out some of their coffee to make this Women Coffee Producers offering. The producing members own small farms, an average of 2 hectares each, on which they plant coffee as well as other crops for diversification, including bananas, citrus fruit like oranges and lemons, avocado, guava, and cassava. The organization offers its members access to technical assistance and routinely provides services such as soil analysis, test farms, and social projects based on food security, education, and nutrition.

The smallholders of ASPROCDEGUA are from several different municipalities within the area, including San Marcos, Cuilco, Colotenango, Santa Bárbara, San Sebastián Huehuetenango, Sipacapa, San Antonio Huisa, Cantinil Union, San Pedro Necta, Todos Santos, and Concepción Huista.

Download info packet here.

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