On the first International Coffee Day in 2015, The Coffee Quality Institute’s newly established initiative, the Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE), launched its first...Read the Whole News & Articles Post
by Stephen Vick, Blue Bottle Coffee
Blue Bottle has been working with the Gumutindo Cooperative for three years now and we have been continually impressed by their transparency, commitment to quality, and especially, their focus on gender equality both within the cooperative structure and with labor practices at the dry mill. For two harvests, we have added a monetary premium to directly support the farmers with whom we work. Last year, this premium was used on quality initiatives. This year, as a result of [CQI’s Uganda gender] workshop, we learned a little bit about what these communities will need to realize a better gender balance in the next five years. Blue Bottle’s staff, along with our guests, are excited to see the impact this investment will have and how we can collectively make an impact in the future.
By: Kimberly Easson, The Partnership for Gender Equity The Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE) is dedicated to unlocking the potential of coffee-farming women and...Read the Whole Stories from the Field Post
Earlier this year, a new film called Gender in Coffee—A Documentary premiered around the world, with screenings at the SCA Expo in Seattle in...Read the Whole News & Articles Post