Dana Andrews wrote -If I limited myself to two words that come to mind when I think of InterAmerican Coffee and our CEO Guy Burdett, it's Ethiopian Coffee and Running! So, what a more appropriate way to raise money for a great cause than while jogging! IAC has a special place in our hearts for Women in Coffee in Ethiopia. In 2008 IAC started our relationship with Asnakech Thomas, the only female miller/exporter in Ethiopia. Lets join Guy in the race any way we can!
About the cause:
Ethiopia - birthplace of coffee. Ethiopian women are the heart and soul behind this extraordinary beverage.
While we enjoy the flavors of these amazing coffees, women remain behind the scenes but play a central role in the household; as caregivers, sisters, daughters and as coffee baristas; roasting and preparing numerous cups of delicious Ethiopian coffee in the homes of their families. Professionally, Ethiopian women form the backbone of the coffee industry through their dedicated work as quality sorters, traders, baristas and processing experts.
It is astounding, the amount of work women do for the myriad of coffee businesses throughout the country. Unfortunately, Ethiopian women rarely receive proper recognition for the important tasks they fulfill, let alone that they receive proper wages for their dedicated work.
JavaJog has dedicated the 2015 fundraising race to the plight of coffee women in the birthplace of coffee.