Colombia - AMUCC
Author | groundwork coffee Date | January 10, 2017
In Colombia, the absence of men in communities due to the upheaval over the last 25 years created a vacuum. Women found themselves as the de facto heads of their households — with all of the accompanying responsibilities, but none of the rights. Enter AMUCC, a Fair Trade certified association of women in Cauca empowering female coffee producers as they step up to fill that vacuum and bring about positive social change.
Simply put, we fell in love with AMUCC — both their coffee and the people behind it. We realized that it's just the sort of community that Groundwork is looking to partner with. At the group's request, we're paying an additional $0.25/lb. to fund an interest-free revolving credit line, which will help the certified organic farmers meet short-term cash flow needs and make farm equipment upgrades. On top of the premium attached to all Fair Trade coffees, Groundwork has committed to pay a $0.06/lb. premium dedicated to supporting AMUCC’s ongoing organic programs.
In the Cup: Tangerine, red currant, milk chocolate, green apple, and clover honey