Malawi - Woman's Co-Op

Malawi - Woman's Co-Op

17.00

Notes: Spice, Brown Sugar, Round

“I want to empower my fellow women to do what I am doing -- to have a good house, to eat good food, and to educate their children. I want my rural village to become a town. I produce Women’s Coffee because I love coffee!”~ Linly Msyali Mkalira, Mzuzu producer whose coffee contributed to this AAA/AA lot

Mzuzu Coffee has identified that land and tree ownership is a major constraint to women’s access to coffee proceeds. Both men and women developed and support the Mzuzu Women’s Coffee Policy. Mzuzu Women’s Coffee is traceable to women farmers who own their own coffee fields. The proceeds are paid directly to those women in order to give them decision-making power over their income. Additionally a $0.20/lb is paid to the Women in Coffee program. About half of this premium is paid directly to the women farmers, and the other half is used on Women’s Coffee projects determined by the participating farmers after premiums are received.

This lot is traceable to the women farmers of Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union. The local language name for this lot is Ama widu asele mu ulimi wa khofi ndi nthazi, meaning “Our women have entered the coffee business with fire and vigor!” This name originates from the Tonga spoken in the Nkhatabay Highlands. (credit: Interamerican Coffee)

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Note: Retail orders are roasted to order Monday and Friday’s to gift the freshest coffee. All orders received on Monday by 12pm will be roasted and out for delivery by Thursday.