We're all here for one reason...coffee. The III International Women's Coffee Alliance Conference is being held this week in Guatemala City at Anacafe. Women and men, with a common association of coffee, have come from all over the world to celebrate, support and learn from one another. The conference is designed to; 'provide Women and Men a greater visibility into the coffee industry, encourage Trade and Business opportunities for all and to promote social and environmental Sustainable Projects related to coffee'.
Grace Mena, IWCA President, presides over this fast growing group and gives countless hours of time to foster and grow the organization. Her teams of smart and giving individuals continue to look for ways to support us in a global way. Today's activities included educational sessions, Guatemala coffee cupping roundtables and endless opportunities for networking. There were also two new IWCA chapters celebrated today...India and the Phillipines. It was amazing to hear the years of determined effort put forth by Sunalini Menon of Coffee Lab, India to establish that chapter.