We are partnering with our friends at Cafe Imports to recognize the amazing work of women growing and producing fine coffees around the world. Beginning in 2018, we will be releasing coffee selections from women producers as part of our Women Coffee Producers Collection. While facing inequality and hardships within the coffee industry, programs like this help to empower women who work in many facets of the coffee supply chain throughout the world. These coffees come from both women’s only cooperatives, and from women who are members of mixed-gender cooperatives. Women producers who are part of Cafe Imports’ Women Coffee Producers program are paid additional premiums per pound for their coffee. There are no stipulations with the premiums, and often these women choose to apply them to current projects in their communities, rather than applying to their cooperatives or farms. These community projects include such things as health-care access and improving education.