Barnie’s® Coffee & Tea Company is pleased to announce it’s partnership with the Café Femenino Foundation, a social program for women coffee growers in rural communities around the world.
The Café Femenino Foundation was founded by women in Peru in search of a better life. Women make up 30 percent of coffee growers responsible for 75 percent of the world’s coffee; yet, producers have no rights, live in poverty and face severe gender inequality.
“Café Femenino is a wonderful initiative and well-respected organization within the coffee industry,” said Jonathan Smiga, President and CEO of Barnie’s. “Furthermore, the quality of the coffee is outstanding. We’re excited to launch this program and hope to build it over time”.
The Café Femenino line includes two coffees, Chiapas Cesmach Mexican and Unicafec Peruvian, both of which have been locally roasted in Orlando and are certified Fair Trade Organic. Barnie’s has also produced a specialty tumbler in support of the program.
For each bag of coffee sold, Barnie’s will donate $2.00 to the Foundation, while a $5 donation will be made with the purchase of a tumbler. Also available is a gift set, which includes both coffees and a tumbler, where a $10 donation will be made.
Café Femenino products are available for sale online or at the following retail locations: Park Avenue, Baldwin Park, Waterford Lakes and Phillips Crossing and at the Altamonte Mall.
About Barnie’s® Coffee & Tea Company
Orlando, Florida-based Barnie’s® Coffee & Tea Company (barniescoffee.com) was founded in 1980 and is privately owned. As Florida’s signature gourmet coffee company, Barnie’s offers the world’s finest selection of more than 50 hand-selected varietal, flavored and decaffeinated coffees, including coffee beans harvested from rare crops, Certified Fair Trade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance Coffees. Each shipment undergoes rigorous inspection and is quality-control tested to ensure the freshest, most flavorful cup. Teas from around the world are also chosen with care for their flavor, quality and excellence. In addition to its coffee and tea products, Barnie’s also features an array of fresh gourmet
foods. Under the leadership of President/CEO Jonathan Smiga, the company is committed to the finest in products and customer service. Barnie’s has six Central Florida locations.
About The Café Femenino Foundation
The Café Femenino Foundation was formed in December 2004 as a 501© (3) non-profit organization to provide grants to select programs and projects that enhance the lives of women and their families in coffee producing communities around the world. The Foundation helps promote the integration of women coffee farmers into social, political and occupational organizations.