According to 2020 stats from the Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO), women make up 75 percent of the coffee workforce in Ethiopia. However, they receive only 34 percent of the income generated. We strongly believe that empowering women within the Ethiopian coffee industry is vital to improving gender inequality and poverty.
Coffee Origin sources our coffee beans directly from farmers who grow them organically, without pesticides or chemical fertilisers. We ensure our coffee farms pay a living wage to all women involved in producing our coffees, and women garden-farmers are paid better than a Fairtrade price, ensuring they can support themselves and their families.