PRODUCERS: Yuri Prado, Eva Agila, Mercy Prado and Luz Robles
Although it is more common to think of a coffee grower as a male figure, arguably overlooking the impact of women on coffee production, when you start looking more in detail, this view is completely off. When women get fully involved in the production of specialty coffee, the benefits can be seen with healthier families, better farm management regarding incomes and savings. This limited edition seeks to recognize and encourage these empowered, hard-working women, who are calling the shots, either the ones who are just starting or the ones that have been in the coffee business for a long time. Either the ones that work with their families, or the ones who manage their own farms and sustain their families through the production of coffee. We seek to show their faces and their impact in this industry. All of them are resilient, fierce and go getters in communities where males usually dominate. We invite you to be part of their journey, see them progress and give them all the recognition that they deserve.
Warmikuna comes from the Kichwa word that means women or group of women. Kichwa is an ancestral language from Ecuador and one of the ocial languages in the country. The name honors the history, their ancestral roots, and highlights the women who keep pushing forward in front of adversity and in a male dominated environment to produce their coffee.