ABOUT US

JAVA MOUNTAIN COFFEE

"We are committed to empowering 1 million rural women farmers and planting 3 million new climate resistant coffee and shade tree seedlings by 2030."

Who are we?

We are an indigenous social enterprise dedicated to empowering women farmers through innovative solutions, and providing sustainably-sourced coffee.

Our only role is to find sustainable market collaborative opportunities for the women of the cooperatives that we establish and give women a voice.

We channel a percentage of our profits into a dedicated Women's Empowerment Innovation Fund, that aims to better equip our female farmers with the resolve and resources to become empowered through their work.

Why women farmers?

Historical data shows that the world's food supply chain has been predominantly established and controlled by men.

This has led to issues around inequality and exploitation of women. Still today, women in Java and Bali produce over half of the food, performing 60% of the work, yet earn less than 10% of the income and own less than 1% of the land.

According to the World Bank, rural women invest 90% of their income back into their family. The average daily rate for a female working on a coffee farm is $1.80 per day.

Our passion is to make a difference to the lives of the women. We believe that by empowering women with education, alternate sources of income and the right tools, we can help reduce gender inequality, providing women with long term sustainable incomes and lifestyle options.


The Market

The global coffee trade is currently valued at $100 billion with annual growth rates of approx. 20%.

42% of global trade is controlled by just three companies, while the farmers only receive an estimated 7% of the profits.

25 million small producers rely on coffee for a living worldwide.

Indonesia is the third largest producer of coffee in the world – 8.8% of the world's coffee.

According to Conservation International only 12% of the world's coffee is sustainably sourced.

The History

The first coffee exports from Java to Europe were sent in 1711. This marked the birth of the coffee trade in Java, initially run by the Dutch Government via the Dutch East Indies Trading Company, or the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC).

It was not until the mid 1750's that coffee was first introduced to Bali. The VOC soon held a global monopoly on the coffee trade, and recorded profits in Amsterdam grew to over 400%.

Meanwhile, Javanese and Balinese families were left struggling to procure the profits they needed, and in many cases were left starving due to the colonial government’s demand for coffee production over and above the production of staple foods such as rice.

We know men established and today control the coffee supply chain from Java and Bali islands which unfortunately has led to inequality of both men and women, dissipating resources and environmental degradation.

We see our new sustainable initiative as an opportunity to allow indigenous rural women voices be heard, and help bring a more sustainable future to coffee.

To empower women by allowing them reach their full potential will lead to greater equality, a healthier planet and food security for all.

WHY ARE WE

DIFFERENT?

We are committed to making a difference to the lives of female coffee workers through our ongoing commitment to our Women's Empowerment Innovation Fund.

We work hand in hand with Global organisations who are committed to improving the lives of those who are underprivileged and working towards a brighter future.

We are open to collaborative sustainable coffee partnership opportunities throughout the world to supply our farm fresh micro roast coffee or our farm fresh green coffee with local roasting. We can offer hotel and restaurant packages including machines, after sales support and training through our extensive partner network.

We ask all stakeholders, both men and women to collaborate with us to help lift up women's participation in developing sustainable coffee.
We call on participants to focus and invest in rural women whom do the majority of the work at the bottom of global coffee supply chains in developing nations.

To empower women by allowing them reach their full potential will lead to greater equality, a healthier planet and food security for all.

We ask you to join our mission and consider the difference you can make the lives of many, whilst enjoying some of the world’s best quality coffee.