Colombia FTO Café Femenino
- Cultivars: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
- Grade: 1
- Processing Method: Fully washed
- Region: Southern State of Cauca
- Harvest May-October: Fly crop December – February
$4.80 / per lb
The participating women are all part of the cooperative COSURCA, in the Cauca region. There are about 160 participating women in the Café Femenino program, averaging 3.5 acres each. A good number of these women are single heads of household, but not all, many of have husbands with their own plots of coffee.
In the early days of Café Femenino, a two year plan was implemented to develop the integration of women into the membership of the cooperative and focus on leadership development. This group has received funding from donors through the Café Femenino Foundation to be able to upgrade their kitchens to healthier standards by installing stoves and chimneys that exhausts smoke to the outside. This has reduced the prevalence of respiratory disease associated with wood smoke within the family.