Girls Who Grind Coffee is an all-female specialty coffee roastery owned and run by Fi and Casey down in Frome, Somerset. These ambitious women focus solely on buying coffee from female producers, sharing their stories to the world, and rightly giving them the recognition they deserve for the incredible work that they do. Not only do they work with and pay these producers fairly, they also give 10% of all bags sold back to the producers as part of their "Cheek to Cheek" initiative. Our partnership has been long in the making and we are thrilled to finally be working with them.
In 2022 we featured Girls Who Grind Coffee's Gloria Henriquez coffee. Gloria Henriquez is a 4th generation coffee producer and owner of FTO certified farm Los Nances. She has a wealth of experience working on coffee farms having first started by watching her grandparents work on their farm as a child. “The new generation of coffee growers laugh at me when I tell them about the way we worked in the old days, but I see my experience and wealth of knowledge, even if from another era, as an advantage" Gloria says. In 2013, disaster struck when her farm was ruthlessly hit by rust. Gloria was close to despair. With no income and very little money for food, she went into debt. Little by little she pulled herself out of that deep hole and decided to diversify. Nowadays she holds over 100 free-range, chemical-free chickens, which she sells to eateries and her local community. A small but reliable source of income to supplement her coffee production.
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Why we like it:
Gloria sounds like a total legend and we love supporting female founded businesses. All of their coffees are amazing and we love the unique designs that match each bag perfectly.