The Hidden Battle on Coffeelands
Women make up over 70% of the world’s coffee laborers, but only 25% of the world’s coffee farm owners. From Guatemala to the Congo, women have lower access to resources, like land ownership rights, business credit, and education. Much of the time, they aren’t even paid for their work. It’s a war they’ve been fighting for centuries.
The ACODIHUE Cooperative in Huehuetenango, Guatemala is on the frontlines of this global issue. In 2012, the group launched a handful of local women-owned cooperatives to give women-owned and operated farms the same access to financial resources and market access as the men-owned farms.
Rise Together is a delicious testament that it should have been this way all along. With deep red fruit aromas, tasting notes of red cherry, milk chocolate, smooth almonds, and berries, this coffee is as diverse and incredible as the women who grew it.
We’re honored to help support the under-recognized women farmers in Guatemala access an equal and deserved level of opportunity. Will you join us in the fight?