Bolivia Café Femenino

Single Origin Cocoa Raisin almond muscavado sugar
  • Varietal - Caturra, La Criolla
  • Process - Washed
  • Altitude - 1100-1750 masl
  • Location - Caranavi Valley
  • Roast Level -  Medium
  • Body -  High / Round
  • Acidity - Medium / Soft Orange
  • Sweetness - Medium high / Sugar Cane


Overcoming a variety of barriers, including geographic isolation, rugged terrain, and a traditionally lower status in society, the women of Café Femenino Bolivia Program have successfully improved their coffee-producing livelihoods, their future prospects, and the health of their families and communities. In 2009 the women separated their coffee production from the men’s, created a women’s association, and started their own Café Femenino Program in Bolivia. One of the first advancements they achieved upon joining Café Femenino was having their names included on the titles to their land. By doing so, the land remains with each woman if she becomes abandoned or is widowed, thereby providing protection from further poverty for herself and her children. Psychologically, this act instills a sense of value and ownership over each woman’s livelihood and business. This is a powerful means of creating self-esteem for women who are accustomed to being viewed as servants to their husbands.