The Women-Powered Coffee Summit is back for Year Two. The two-day coffee conference by Bean Voyage created to increase equity for women across the coffee supply chain returns to Costa Rica in November for a series of talks, workshops, and the chance to connect with smallholder women farmers.
Taking place November 2nd and 3rd at the Doka Estate in Alajuela, Costa Rica, the Women-Powered Coffee Summit “aims to bring together women from every corner of the coffee industry, including producers, exporters, importers, roasters, and baristas, to foster shared learning, create lasting connections, and promote gender equity within the global coffee sector.” Even so, the summit is open to any and all to attend who “believe in equity and justice.”
Building on last year’s focus on issues affecting specialty coffee from the perspectives of women, this year the two-day event will center around tools and insights to create a more resilient coffee business. The discussion topics and speaker list for 2023 has yet to be released, but the inaugural event saw industry thought leaders like Trish Rothgeb of Wrecking Ball, 2019 Costa Rica Barista Champion Elena Rivera, and Women in Coffee Project’s Amaris Gutierrez-Ray leading the educational programming.
Tickets for the 2023 Women-Powered Coffee Summit are on sale now for $200, which covers entry into the event, transportation to and from San Jose, and breakfast, lunch, and coffee. (Travel to Costa Rica and lodging need to be secured separately.)
To help women producers attend the event, Bean Voyage is holding a raffle in the hopes of raising $9,000, which will cover the costs for 30 producers. Prizes include an Acaia Orbit grinder, coffee and/or swag from De Mello, Girls Who Grind, Bean Voyage, and Barista Magazine, a spice set from Diaspora Co, and a signed copy of Lucia Bawot’s photojournalist book We Belong. Raffle tickets are $25 a piece and the winners will be announced October 20th.
For more information, visit Bean Voyage’s official website.