The Café Femenino Guatemala Program began in 2005 when women coffee farmers first organized in order to receive fair compensation for their essential role in Guatemala’s coffee industry. Despite initial barriers including an ingrained cultural stigma against women meeting without men, the women have worked tirelessly to grow Café Femenino Guatemala.
Participating women members: 161
Women in leadership roles: 3 (2 Board of Directors, 1 Oversight Committee member)
Coffee profile: Coffee features sweet, nutty aromas of cocoa and vanilla, with a consistent, clean flavor of almond, citrus, and cocoa.
Varietals: Catimos, Catuai, Tipica, Villalobos, Bourbon
Elevation: 1,200–1,600 Meters