For the women of 50 Amigas, coffee is a way of life. These middle-aged women from Cauca, Colombia, have been involved with coffee cultivation their whole lives, learning it from their parents and grandparents. Coffee is not just their business; it’s an identity that they pass on to their children and grandchildren.
These women are small business owners who work hard every day to create a better life for their families. They want to break free from the restraints they have felt their whole lives, both economic as well as social ones.
Throughout time, the 50 Amigas have created a sisterhood of coffee growers, helping each other to remain independent, stay on their land, and preserve their traditions. Each of these women has a particular story to tell, and we want to share it with you.