In this podcast I talked with Lee Pike from the International Women’s Coffee Alliance, about the role of women in the industry and what the IWCA does to help improve the life of women coffee producers.
The IWCA is a global network of self-driven chapters focused on achieving sustainable
livelihoods in their communities. Each chapter sets and pursues its own goals, guided by the IWCA Code of Conduct. All are united by the IWCA mission: to empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives and to recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry.
We also touched on sensitive topics, including why the Coffee Is Me podcast does not have more women on the show, why our industry is male dominated and whether the lots produced by women farmers have any specific recognizable taste profile.
I was also interested to know if there are benefits to roasting companies marketing their coffee as coming from a woman producer.