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Oct 1st 2022. Cheers to coffee! Happy International Coffee Day!

We love coffee, you love coffee. The whole world loves coffee! We drink 2 billion cups of coffee per day, ( I am so glad I don’t have to wash all the cups myself!) so it is worth dedicating a special day to our favourite drink.

For DONA, International Coffee Day is a day to celebrate the courageous women behind each or our beans.
It’s no news that women are involved in the production of any coffee that we drink: They prune the coffee trees, they pick and sort the coffee cherries, but this work is rarely paid – hey, it is part of the housework! Men tend to take the product to the market and manage the money. Also, most of the coffee lands are still owned by men, according to the Specialty Coffee Association of America white paper on Gender equity.

So, what is DONA doing to change this? At DONA, ALL our coffees come EXCLUSIVELY from women-owned coffee farms. By giving more women coffee producers access to the specialty coffee market, we give them visibility, celebrate their exceptional effort, courage, and drive, and inspire other women to be at the decision table.

Some people ask, but how do you find these women?
Good news! There are many amazing projects in the world, working to recognize the role that women play in the coffee-producing countries.

Initiatives such as CAFÉ FEMENINO, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S COFFEE ALLIANCE (IWCA), BEAN VOYAGE, WOMEN IN COFFEE PROJECT, CAFÉ DELAS and many more, are working to give these women’s coffee visibility and access to the markets. They are attempting to correct the disparity between the labour women put into coffee and the income they receive. And yes, the magic word: EMPOWERING. Definitely needed and welcomed to give them voice in their communities as landowners and members of the coffee producing community.

The Boza sisters

Great emotion to meet The Boza sisters, coffee producers from El Salvador, at the World of Coffee in Milano last June. I hope DONA can offer their excellent coffee soon!

And it is widely known that, when women have more power to make decisions, there are more investments made in education, nutrition and health for their families and their communities. It seems so straightforward, right?

So, the term “female produced” is not a buzzword to the ones who think that coffee tastes better when it comes from a more gender balanced world. We all have a role to play to support them.

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Meet the Founder https://www.dona.coffee/elisa-dot-bach/ https://www.dona.coffee/elisa-dot-bach/#respond Mon, 01 Aug 2022 15:18:33 +0000 https://www.dona.coffee/elisa-dot-bach/ Coffee has been a central element in my life. My first memory of coffee as a child was the freshly ground coffee bought from a local restaurant, which my mum turned into a beautiful espresso with a hand lever machine. That fantastic coffee aroma has never left me. Coffee has taken me around the world. […]

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Coffee has been a central element in my life.

My first memory of coffee as a child was the freshly ground coffee bought from a local restaurant, which my mum turned into a beautiful espresso with a hand lever machine. That fantastic coffee aroma has never left me.

Coffee has taken me around the world. I had the chance to travel for my job in the coffee business, working for a big company where I discovered that coffee is not just a product, it is engrained in people’s habits, and it plays a central part in one’s personal and social life.

In March 2022, I founded DONA, a coffee brand that sources specialty coffee from women-owned coffee farms around the globe.

My motivation behind the creation of DONA is to use my passion, coffee, as a tool for change. Coffee business is so big, more than 2 bio cups are consumed every day so that makes it a very powerful lever for change.

My dream and my goal is to build a brand that connects consumers with women coffee producers around the world. By doing this, we give them visibility, we celebrate their exceptional efforts, achievements, courage, and most of all, we will support them by supporting their business, giving them a fair price so they can have fair profits and through all of that, we will support their communities.

I have virtually met many of the women who grow DONA’s coffee, and I am fascinated by their determination to create a better future for their families and for their communities. I have become really close with some of them and this is a very rewarding experience for me. I am determined to make DONA business a success that has a real impact on them.

I invite you to join us in the mission to make the world a better place one sip at a time!

Elisa Dot Bach
elisa@dona.coffee

Read the full interview (in German) that appeared in the Swiss Crema Magazine in June 2022.
The Swiss Crema Magazine is a high-circulation coffee table magazine. Once a year it offers a variety of reports, tests, and product presentations of the highest editorial quality featuring the key players in the Swiss coffee environment.

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