Consuming Country Chapters (CCCs) are alliances of women in the coffee sector in consuming countries like the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. The country is classified as a consuming country when a majority of local coffee industry activities include importing, distributing, roasting, and retailing.
The following objectives have been defined for CCCs, but they may be adapted to address local conditions:
- Empower women in the coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable livelihoods
- Connecting with women in coffee-producing and other coffee-consuming countries
- Create a global, regional, and national identity for the chapter promoting the IWCA as well
as creating a joint identity with other CCCs
- Develop, retain and expand active membership in the chapter.
- Promote women in coffee in the home country.
- Liaise with Producing Country Chapters to create cross-cultural and cross-production chain networks
- Participate with Producing Country Chapters in joint projects and exchanges
- Help chapter members strengthen their participation in the coffee sector