Empower Women in Coffee - Coffee Potluck  

Coffee Women

March is International Women’s Day and to celebrate, Coffee Potluck in collaboration with Strong Women in Coffee present a spotlight on coffees that are grown or roasted by women .   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)

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.

How it works:

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

On March 10 at 2 PM, ticket holders will be brought through a number of coffees in the cupping style

hosted at Vancouver’s East Van Roasters.

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

NEW: I love this coffee!

Take some home.  

A silent auction of the coffees will be held, so if you love it, bid on it and take it home.  

Share with a friends and get two tickets! 


Coffees:

UK

  • Girls Who Grind Coffee

CAN

  • Bows X Arrows Coffee

  • East Van Roasters

  • Monogram Coffee