In honor of Women’s History Month, we are proud to share some special news. This year, we will be partnering with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to support their mission for change and systemic reform in institutions that perpetuate discrimination. As part of that partnership, we’ll be donating $2 for each box our new Women’s Month coffees directly to the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, for a total donation of $50,000.
In the United States, women make 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. Black women earn only 64 cents and Latina women only 54 cents for each dollar earned by white men. The U.S. Department of Justice also reports that approximately one in four homeless women are homeless because of violence committed against her. In the US school system over 1,000 public K-12 have single-sex education programs. Many rely on discredited science and gender stereotypes.
Here at La Colombe we believe in the advancement and equality of women and are working in partnership with the ACLU on fundamental reform that ends discrimination and unfair treatment. As a part of this partnership we have released two coffees in support of the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project – Lioness and Aurora, which are inspired by those women who push for a better world every day. Both boxes will be available through May.
Aurora blend has been produced to support over 400 members of various women-owned coffee coops throughout the world and exemplifies women as leaders and cornerstones for their coffee-producing communities. Estimates have women making up to 70% of all coffee production at the farm level. Through this blend the members of the coops are able to receive technical training and support to increase their quality and cup scores. Aurora is a light roast with notes of plum, nutmeg and molasses crafted with specialty coffee beans from Colombia, Peru, and Rwanda. Each 12oz retail box costs $14.
Lioness is a rebranded version of La Colombe’s beloved cornerstone blend Lyon. Proceeds from this bag help build the financial foundation for La Colombe’s philanthropy and community initiatives. The blend is a medium roast with notes of burnt caramel, toffee and brownie crafted with specialty coffee beans from Brazil, Peru, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each 12oz retail box costs $14.
“Without women, there would be no coffee. Planted by, tended by, and harvested by women, it’s only natural to tip our hats to the women who make all of this possible,” said Todd Carmichael, La Colombe’s CEO, and co-founder. As a brand who deeply believes in social justice as a means for political and cultural change, now is the time to reinforce our character and position on things that matter, which includes the advancement and equality of women across our country at work and at home.
Fans and followers can stay updated on the partnership via social media using #WomenWorkWonders and online at https://www.lacolombe.com/pages/womens-month-coffees.