Colombian Decaf coffee from the AMACA Association
Tasting like no other decaf you’ll have ever tried, this sugarcane processed ground decaf is all soft and mellow, with hazelnut and almond notes balanced out by big orange and caramel vibes – decaf and delicious!
Unlike most other processes, the Sugarcane method has the ability to retain the exceptional flavour of the coffee bean plus it’s a lot more gentle to the beans than other methods, resulting in a smooth, sweet and delicious cup that works particularly well with milk.
These coffee beans come from AMACA (Asociacion de Mujeres Productoras Agropecuarias del Cauca) a group of all-women producers located in El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia that was formed in 1999 by 80 women. Now AMACA is 140 smallholder members STRONG with all women farm owners and heads of household. All of the members support their families via the cultivation and production of coffee.
In stock (can be backordered)
Taste: Mellow hazelnut praline, orange zest, straight edge
Producer: AMACA Association
Region: El Tambo, Cauca
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Columbia
Decaf: sugarcane process
Available in ground
The AMACA (Asociacion de Mujeres Productoras Agropecuarias del Cauca) is a group of all-women producers located in El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia that was formed in 1999 by 80 women from El Tambo,
in Colombia’s Cauca department.
Now AMACA is 140 smallholder members STRONG with all women farm owners and heads of household.
All of the members support their families via the cultivation and production of coffee. In 2008, AMACA partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, the governor of Cauca, and the municipality of El Tambo to increase the production and quality of coffee on 80 members’ farms.
A premium is paid to AMACA above the value of the coffee itself to support their goals and aspirations as a group. Their mantra is simple: to improve the quality of life for their members and their members’ families. These premiums can help them to accomplish these goals and in turn, support this passionate and strong-willed group of women in their love for and livelihood of quality coffee. BRING IT LADIES!
Know The Origin
It’s no secret that the coffee supply chain is a male-dominated one but incredibly at least 70% of the work that goes into producing coffee is carried out by women. They are the pickers, sorters, the labourers, but they are rarely the decision makers or the owners and we seldom hear about the amazing hard work these women do. The forward thinking women behind GWGC think it’s about time things changed.
From day one GWGC have tried to tackle this issue head on, championing and celebrating these incredible women and making their stories their core priority. They do this by sourcing their coffees EXCLUSIVELY from women producers, seeking out those coffees that are creating positive change through the empowerment of women. At GWGC they do not order their coffees based soley on what they taste in the cup. First and foremost they seek out those changemakers believing that specialty coffee relies not only on women’s empowerment but on the investment in relationships that can in turn help foster quality. They work with like-minded, small-scale importers, producer-roaster platforms and directly with producers and carefully choose importers who offer transparency, traceability and who are fully committed to establishing long term partnerships with producers. The most important thing for GWCG is that female coffee producers are provided access to the speciality coffee market and where possible they help with this access through facilitating introductions to importers or other platforms. By buying from the GWGC you too can be an integral part of the movement that supports and recognises the role of women in coffee.
GIRLS WHO GRIND
Girls Who Grind is an all-female coffee roastery owned and run by Aussie Fi O’Brien, and American Casey LaLonde. Their destined paths met over a love of coffee and and their roastery ownership dreams have come true on a farm, in the wildest depths of Wiltshire.
Fi is from Melbourne and so coffee runs through her veins. She started her career in advertising as a creative strategist but a few years into her career felt the urge to open her own cafe utilising her design/brand skills and her love for coffee and cafe culture. As Head of Brand and Customer Relations at GWGC Fi looks after everything brand, design and retail related. As a coffee lover and a sociology student, Casey became interested in both the art and science behind making a great cup as well as the stories of the producers at origin. This led her to a position at a roastery and coffee lab in Vermont where she assisted on Q-grader courses and learned to cup & roast. As Head of Coffee and Head Roaster at GWGC, Casey is responsible for sourcing the green beans and then of course roasting all their coffees. She is always on the search for amazing female producers to work with, building those important relationships and selecting incredible coffees not only for their taste but for the stories behind them.