by IWCA Italy
the Women's Coffee!
Women’s Coffee comes from a member company of the IWCA, a nonpartisan, and inclusive organization with the goal of protecting all workers and achieving true gender equality.
But what is IWCA?
It stands for the International Alliance of Women in Coffee.
Specifically, IWCA is a nonpartisan and inclusive organization that does not consider gender, religion or political thoughts. The IWCA welcomes everyone, including individual, private or public organizations.
The only limitation is the sharing of a common end goal: to protect the rights of every worker and to strengthen the garrison of women in the coffee community.
The key aspect, therefore, is that it ensures that everyone has the opportunity to carry out a dignified, sustainable and meaningful life, with particular regard precisely to women.
You should know in fact that, like almost all industries, the most exploited and underpaid workers are those at the bottom, in this case therefore the farmers.
They have no stable contract or minimum wage, no rights that we take for granted here in Italy, and often no healthy housing for themselves and their families, with no running water or electricity.
But guess who is on the lowest rung yet? The woman.
This is what the IWCA is all about: identifying the most at-risk situations in the world and fighting to protect workers, with particular sensitivity to women.
All to encourage and recognize the participation of the female sex in all aspects of this industry, which has always been extremely male-dominated, as well as to help them lead better lives.
Concrete examples may be just such things as higher pay and especially adjusted to the cost of living, greater respect and protection of their rights, or the construction of in-plantation kindergartens where they can leave their children while working or even the possibility of healthy housing at affordable prices.
The core values of the association are:
- Respect for people and their ideas;
- Economic and social sustainability;
- Equity in the distribution of world resources;
- Collaboration between communities and top management of corporate properties;
- The greater empowerment of each person’s personal resources;
- Inclusion of all: women, men and youth, to make a positive impact on their communities.
Sourced from the Cachoeira farm in Brazil, grown by a group of strong, determined women who control every step of the production process, from tending the plant to harvesting and processing the raw coffee. The company is a member of the IWCA.
You can buy this coffee online, or at our roasting Ernani in Milan, Corso Buenos Aires, 20.
A preview of the coffee? Here she is!
A socio-sustainable coffee with a sensual and feminine flavor profile, grown, harvested and processed by women.
It is suitable for those looking for a balanced, fresh and distinctive coffee with a reduced caffeine content, which can therefore be enjoyed late in the day, as well as being socially sustainable.