International Women's Coffee Alliance

Often overlooked or purposefully ignored, women play a major role in coffee production at all stages of the long process which brings you that delicious cup of morning coffee!

The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) has a mission to empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry.

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The IWCA works through local chapters and assists these to respond to the specific needs of women in coffee in that chapter, supporting them with access to training, a variety of opportunities and marketing and involving them in a worldwide network.

Each year at the Speciality Coffee Association of the Americas (SCA) Expo, IWCA holds a fundraiser breakfast. I was there a few years ago in Seattle and it was wonderful to see more than a thousand people supporting women taking centre-stage in the world of coffee.

On Saturday, April 11 at SCA Boston, at this years ICWA Breakfast, JAMAICA will be welcomed as a new IWCA Chapter.

To mark that day, Rowan’s Royale is planning a special promotion so watch this space on Friday evening when all will be revealed!