Source: COOPFAM, Minas Girais, Brazil
Type: Bourbon coffee
Serving size: Lungo and Espresso
Flavour Notes: Sweet Chocolate Vanilla Hazelnuts
What do organic speciality coffee and social impact investing have to do with empowering some of the poorest women in the world? In rural Minas Girais, Brazil, women used to support their husbands on small family farms but had little involvement or say in the business or farming decisions. This changed forever in the mid 2000’s, when Oikocredit investee partner, Coopfam (Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares de Poço Fundo e Região) - a smallholder coffee cooperative - started to focus on empowering women to play an equal role in producing the coffee that had been a part of their lives for decades.