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Women Producers

Years of dedication delivering the Best Coffee and transforming lives

Our coffees began their journey in the Colombian mountains, produced 100% by women who are committed to each detail throughout the production process, engaging high standards of quality.

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Why Women Producers

Rural women in Colombia have suffered from the historical oblivion of the State,

the indifference of urban and rural society, and public policies that have failed to effectively direct resources to reduce gender inequality, promote their autonomy and freedoms, and

transform their living conditions.

The threefold discrimination to which the rural women for the fact that they live together culturally in a patriarchal structure, preventing them from accessing the to productive resources and assets in an equitable manner rural areas, fundamental to their social and economic development.

Having been direct victims of violence, displacement and forced recruitment in times of conflict

have affected their development and opportunities for a very long time.

After the end of the armed conflict in rural areas, women have taken a more active role in the productive structure by joining cooperatives, most of them assuming by force the role reserved for men.

Investment in training and improvements to both the environment and society has been a point that has changed their perception within their social nuclei, the economic and social results have led them to be acknowledged but even access to better markets in a fairway is a constant that affects their lives.

Meet the Producers

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Laura Enciso - Finca La Leona

Gaitania - Planadas - Tolima

Laura Enciso is a Social Communicator and Journalist, daughter of a coffee-growing family that had an unexpected turn of events in Colombia after the violent death of her brother.  

 

This young woman began a process of change in her region; returning to Gaitania Planadas in the south of Tolima after her studies and having to take over the reins of the family business.  

Mixing the passion of her profession with tradition, generating a movement of generational splicing that is full of effort, training and work to change the name of Planadas in the collective imagination of a region of conflict, stigmatised by violence and turn it into a reference point for coffee production.


For her work she has been a finalist in competitions for innovative coffee projects, in 2015 also finished 8 in the Cup of Excellence, but her efforts to transform her story and the stigma of her region have made her stand out in recent years and the name of La Leona, which is the name of Laura's family farm, is getting louder and louder as she is making the transition to organic farming

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Finca Santa María

Aracatoca Santander

The SANTA MARIA project is the result of a group of women and mothers who have gathered their strength and knowledge around coffee growing. 


The Manos de Mujeres certification implies that the coffee is produced in a preserved environment and under social conditions where women hold leadership positions in the project. The women carry out all the tasks, from agricultural work (planting, harvesting) to the final processing of the coffee.

The varieties present in the farm are castillo, colombia, yellow colombia, mocca, maragogype, caturra, tabi, typica, geisha, bourbon and wush wush.
The farm is Rainforest, organic, Manos de Mujeres and Bird Friendly certified.

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Doña Romelia 

Sierra Nevada  de Santa Martha - Magdalena, Asociación Coagronevada.

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Mujeres Caficultoras Pitayo Silvia Cauca

Silvia Cauca

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Mujeres Sierra Nevada Sta Marta y Serranía de Perijá

Terroir of Codazzi Valledupar and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

The ANEI association was founded in 1995 by Aurora María Izquierdo, an indigenous woman, with the aim of using coffee as a vehicle to promote their culture.  

 

It brings together more than 600 producer families belonging to 4 indigenous Wiwa Kamkuamo Arhuacos and Koguis communities in the region of the Sierra Nevada and Serranía de Perijá, in the north of the country.  

The communities are isolated and want to keep their culture and heritage protected.  

The association plays a social role by allowing producers to have access to micro credits and school aid for their children.
 

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Marisol Medina Camero

La Plata - Huila, ASMUCAOCC Asociación de mujeres del sur occidente del Huila Las Marias

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