WEConnect International certified women’s business enterprise Java Mountain Coffee is an indigenous social enterprise in Indonesia seeking to disrupt a 300 year-old coffee supply chain model established by men for men, under Dutch colonial rule. Today only 12% of the world's coffee is sustainably sourced according to Conservation International.
Java Mountain Coffee sells both farm fresh, quality micro roasted coffee and green coffee to retailers, hotels, supermarkets, cafes, importers and distributors locally and overseas. They have also established sustainable coffee partnerships with hotels, including WEConnect International corporate member Hilton Worldwide.
Who profits? We all do.
“Historical data shows us that men have established and controlled the world's food supply chains which unfortunately has led to dissipating resources and environmental degradation,” says Partner Zhaviera Fetriza. “Java Mountain Coffee believes a collaborative approach with all partners can repair the damage caused by the old supply chain.”
At the heart of the initiative is the Sustainable Program, which aims to empower women through training and capacity building from proven certification programs. The Sustainable Program receives 10 percent of all sales and invests it into two parts.
Photo credit: Mita, Yani and Yuli, women coffee farmers from Java - Erica Knect