All-women coffee farms supply Balinese hotels
Java Mountain Coffee has partnered with Alila Seminyak and Alila Villas Uluwatu hotels in Bali to provide guests with an in-room selection of certified biodegradable coffee capsules filled with farm-fresh Indonesian coffee sustainably grown by all-women membered co-operatives in Bali and West Java.
Java Mountain Coffee was established to address the inequality between indigenous men and women in the coffee supply chain as well as the environmental degradation caused by hundreds of years of human behavior. It offers measured sustainable coffee partnerships that aim to contribute to greater economic opportunities for indigenous female coffee farmers and seasonal workers. It currently does so through two all-women co-operatives: Java Mountain Women’s Coffee Co-operative located in the mountains surrounding Ciwidey in West Java, and the Bali Mountain Women’s Coffee Co-operative on Mount Batu Karu and the Munduk mountain range in Bali, Indonesia.
In addition to helping improve women’s livelihoods, Java Mountain Coffee’s certified biodegradable coffee capsules are kind to the environment, taking three months to breakdown into compost after use. They provide an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic and aluminium capsules, and were created in response to the growing commitment of the global travel and tourism industry to reduce the reliance on plastic and other harmful waste products.
“We are excited to be partnering with Alila Resorts Bali in providing a ‘circular solution’ for their in-room coffee, one that not only contributes to the empowerment of Indonesia’s rural women farmers but also leaves a positive impact on the environment. We are grateful for their leadership in the travel and tourism industry that supports positive social and environmental solutions. We hope to expand our local partnerships throughout Asia and beyond with our coffee innovations,” said Nadine Alexander, Spokeswoman of Java Mountain Coffee.