Empower Women in Coffee - Coffee Potluck  

Coffee Women

We’re bringing this smashing line-up from our Vancouver tasting to Edmonton!

Building on the celebration of International Women’s Day, Coffee Potluck in collaboration with Strong Women in Coffee presents a spotlight on coffees that are grown or roasted by women .   AND our friends at De Mello Palhetta roasters (Toronto, ON) are also sending a freshly roasted coffee to add to the cupping table. Scroll to see the coffee selection.

Why is this important?

For a more sustainable supply of coffee for roasters & importers as well as a resilient coffee-producing community must focus on gender equality.  

Research suggests that in order to build vibrant coffee communities and a prosperous coffee industry for the future we need to plug into women.  What does this look like?

We need to move from: Underpaid, undervalued, disenfranchised women; to empowered women who share decision making, have access to resources that will contribute fully & develop household communities and better futures for themselves and their communities.

We need to move from: Underpaid, undervalued, disenfranchised women; to empowered women who share decision making, have access to resources that will contribute fully & develop household communities and better futures for themselves and their communities.

*note: excerpts have been taken from the Partnership for Gender Equality report Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) funded the Partnership for Gender Equity (the Partnership)

How it works:

Coffee Potluck has sourced a selection of local and international coffees from women roasters & producers (list below)

On April 7 at 3 PM, ticket holders will be brought through a number of coffees in the cupping style

hosted at Edmonton’s Rogue Wave Coffee Roasters.

Never cupped before?  We are all friends, this is a taste-centric community

NEW: I love this coffee!

Take some home.  

Our co-founder & coffee roaster, Andrew Stock will be coming from Calgary with a raffle bag of coffee from Monogram Coffee!

Rogue Wave is also offering a wicked deal on the day for their bags of coffee!

Share with a friends and get two tickets! 


Coffees:

UK

  • Girls Who Grind Coffee

CAN

  • Monogram Coffee

  • Discovery - Peru Lima 

  • Bows X Arrows Coffee - Leonela 

  • Bows X Arrows Coffee - Rubiela Cortez

  • De Mello Palheta - Honduras San Jacinto by 70 yo Dona Isaura Martines 

 

 Q&A with Drew from bxa

We also spoke with Drew from Bows X Arrows in Victoria BC about why they are seeking opportunities to connect with female producers.