We all feel better after that first sip of coffee — but how much better would our morning java taste if we knew it was doing good for the whole world? In addition to helping you get out of bed in the morning, Sisters’ Story Coffee is also helping to support women, both here in Canada and in Peru, where their coffee is grown.
The Canadian company based in Guelph exclusively purchases single origin, organic and Fairtrade coffee from farms owned and operated by Indigenous women in the Andes of northern Peru. Despite doing the brunt of the picking, washing and drying of the beans, women in these isolated communities are rarely involved in decision-making and have little financial power. So the women formed the first Cafe Femenino co-op in 2004 to control the sale of their crops around the world and receive fair payment for it, which they invest in community development. They also decided wherever their coffee is sold, local women should receive some of the proceeds.
Inspired by Café Femenino, Sisters’ Story Coffee is a project of the Sumac Community Worker Co-operative that roasts and sells its coffee across Canada. And that's not all. For each Sisters’ Story Coffee product sold, 15 per cent of sales will go to a participating Canadian women’s shelter or sexual assault centre of the purchaser’s choice (you can choose at checkout exactly which of the 50 organizations receives your donation and thereby support your community and economy).
This ethical company is so impressive, we almost forgot to tell you about the coffee. Sisters' Story Coffee is available in three delicious flavours in 340g bags starting at $15.40: medium roast is full of caramel and nutty flavours, dark roast has notes of dark chocolate and vanilla, while the medium roast decaf is made using the Swiss Water Process to decaffeinate the beans. The coffee bags used are fully compostable and made from materials that eliminate contaminants from remaining in the soil or washing into rivers and oceans.
We're giving one lucky reader to chance to try it out for themselves.
To win a three-month supply of Sister's Story Coffee, simply answer the question below.
The question is: What is the name of the Fairtrade Certified coffee co-operative founded by entrepreneurial female Peruvian farmers?
Contest closes: 31st October 2021
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This contest is open to residents of Ontario only.
The winner will be chosen at random and will be notified by email.
The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If there is no response after 24 hours, a runner-up will be randomly selected.
Prize is not transferable and has no cash value.
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Contest closes October 10, 2021.