INTernational COffee Day 2018: Women in Coffee
The 2018 theme is "Women in Coffee". Raise awareness about your work and support for #womenincoffee by partnering with IWCA for International Coffee Day 2018. Visit the IWCA Events Calendar to see currently planned events and see examples of types of events and partnerships you can plan.
Consider joining the companies below who have incorporated the IWCA into their business strategies:
In April 2018, Kohana Coffee Company announced its leadership role and commitment to becoming an IWCA Sustaining Supporter. IWCA Sustaining Supporters make an annual investment of $25,000 to support the global operations and human capital required to support the IWCA Global Organization.
Artisan Coffee Imports offers the women of the Ejo Heza cooperative (IWCA Rwanda Chapter members) a 15% premium above the farm-gate price. This program runs year round.
The Chicks Company contributes monthly to IWCA complete the circle of empowering women in business. Fundamental to their business is the approach to connect women globally by involving women in as many steps of the business as possible. See details here.
Caffe Vergnano will contribute 10 cents of every coffee purchased on International Coffee Day to the IWCA in support of this year’s “Women in Coffee” theme.
City Girl Coffee Company is focused on bringing awareness and equality to women of the coffee industry. City Girl sources from small, women-led organizaitons and donates a portion of sales to IWCA quarterly. They are also a founding member and active supporter of the Twin Cities Women of Coffee Alliance, which hosts community events to support IWCA.
JNP Coffee, working with Burundi Friends International (BFI), has an active and ongoing partnership with the IWCA Burundi Chapter. Most recently, BFI has raised an initial $40,000 to implement a program in financial literacy education to benefit all members of IWCA Burundi, including youth.
Peet's Coffee debuted a "Sisterhood Flight" including coffees from three women producers on International Women's Day, March 8 2018. Ten percent of the program's proceeds were donated to IWCA.
Temple Coffee Roasters donates 100% of the profits from its bottled water sales to IWCA. This program runs year round. Temple is actively engaged in building awareness and raising support for IWCA through hosting several community events in the Sacramento area.
TAke Action to Support Women In Coffee
Promote your work and support women in coffee with any of these approaches:
1. CAFEs or COFFEE RETAILERS
Feature women's coffee in cafes on and around an upcoming holiday or special event and donate a flat amount and/or percentage of coffee sold that day.
2. COFFEE ROASTERS
Donate a flat amount or percent per bag of roasted coffee sold from a women's coffee cooperative.
3. Percent DONATION
Donate a percent pf per total sales of for a specific day, 20% is recommended.
4. Flat DONATION
Announce support for IWCA on social media, including the amount you will contribute. Social media announcement can be a short blurb example: “We’re supporting #womenincoffee with a $xx donation. You can too, by visiting: https://www.womenincoffee.org/takeaction/”
5. SPREAD THE WORD
Email your network or include IWCA in a company newsletter to encourage their support of IWCA. To donate: https://www.womenincoffee.org/takeaction/
6. YOUR IDEA HERE
Have another idea in which you can partner with IWCA? Let us know!
host a Community event to support Iwca
Plan a fun event to bring people together for great fun in support of great cause. Looking for ideas to plan a successful event? Check out our blog with recaps from recent IWCA Community Events.
Global And Regional Support
Thank you to these organizations who annually provide programs & training, inkind support, and financial investment to IWCA at the global and regional levels.