At Scarlet City, we recognize that women continue to face special challenges in participating in the formal economy. We believe we can contribute to a more equitable economy by intentionally seeking out coffees that result from women's work that is rewarded equitably, or that come from woman-owned enterprises or from projects that deliberately focus on advancing women's health, economic development and standing in their communities. With so many steps in the coffee production process, what does that really mean?
It means we go out of our way to find superior coffees that come from farms that are women-owned. It means that we focus on purchasing coffees from farms that invest in the health, economic development and advancement of human rights of women in coffee farm-worker communities. It means that we favor coffees milled and imported by women-owned businesses. It means that any chance we have to support our sisters, you can count on us to do that.
We bring these coffees to you in the form of our lineup of outstanding single-origin coffees for drip or other non-espresso preparation, all of which highlight the important role women play in bringing the coffee to our cups. Our commitment to supporting women also means that we use the same approach when selecting suppliers for our other needs.
And finally, it means we invest in women's efforts in the social, business, herstorical, and entertainment sectors. Past projects we have funded include Women's Initiative for Self-Employment,"Wonder Women : The Untold Story of American Superheroines", Global Fund for Women, "Women on the Land", Women Drummers International, SFWAR, popuphood Oakland, Feminist Current, and Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project.