Today, U.S. and Canada celebrate National Coffee Day, and International Coffee Day is just around the corner, taking place this Saturday, October 1st. Coffee is a huge part of U.S. culture and one of the top exports in Latin America. In the U.S., 75% of Americans consume caffeine via coffee, with 400 million coffees consumed daily throughout the country and 146 billion coffees consumed yearly.
This National Coffee Day we are sharing a few Latina-owned coffee brands to support. These coffee brands bring the rich flavors of traditional Latin American coffee straight to your mug. Perfect for the fall weather, try out these Latina-owned coffee brands to warm you up throughout the season.
3 Latina-Owned coffee brands to try!
Muchacha Coffee, owned by Diana Hoyos from Medellín, Colombia, specializes in authentic Colombian coffee blends. After experiencing first-hand the struggles that women face when trying to climb the corporate ladder, Diana is focused on empowering and promoting women through her brand.
“Only recently I understood the importance of inner strength, self-esteem, answering the call to help others and most importantly female empowerment,” she says.
More than just a brand of coffee, they are a community that connects women all over the world to honor with their work and leadership.
Muchacha Coffee’s mission is to support female leadership by organizing and promoting women-owned companies, through the entire coffee supply chain; from cultivation, exporting, importing, roasting to brand.
Currently they offer 8 Colombian coffees, merch items, and 3 different coffee subscriptions. For more visit https://wearemuchacha.com
Scary Good Coffee, founded by Nancy Alvarez, strives to bring fresh and complex coffee to everyone while increasing visibility for women of color in the coffee industry.
Their mission is to provide a fuller coffee experience delivered to your home and to play a role in changing the representation of women, particularly women of color, in the coffee industry while making it more inclusive for all.
“I noticed minorities and women were underrepresented in the coffee industry,” said Nancy. “The majority of coffee growers worldwide are people of color; women play an important role in harvesting and sorting coffee, but they are frequently excluded from decision-making positions or from becoming business owners. That is what inspired me to establish Scary Good Coffee.”
Their products include coffee blends, single origin coffee, seasonal flavors, and merch. Additionally, you can find coffee basics and recipes on their blog.
For more visit https://scarygoodcoffee.com
Cafe Metzli was founded in 2021 by Lupita Sanchez, embarking on a quest to carve out a space in the market for quality Mexican coffee, while also connecting with her heritage which led her into the mountainous highlands of the Chiapas region of Mexico.
“My country can have a very ‘machismo’ mentality, and just seeing these women working on their own, building their own companies, collaborating as a group and keeping their families together is amazing,” Lupita said in an interview with Hispanic Network. “I feel so proud that I can help women achieve their goals, just how I’m achieving my own goals.”
The coffee brand aims to promote Mexican coffee and bring recognition and appreciation of local farmers’ hardwork and commitment to providing the world with great quality coffee. All of Cafe Metzli’s coffee is sourced from local farms.
“We empower the farmer to improve the quality and quantity of their production, improve their living standards, and train a vibrant, future generation of coffee producers. In everything we do, we think about our community and customers first.”
For more visit https://cafemetzli.com
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