Women Who Do Coffee
To celebrate the Women's History month we asked amazing women both from the origin (Finca San Antonio Amatepec in El Salvador) and destination (Girls Who Grind Coffee, UK) sides to talk about the outstanding coffee that unites them, show us around their businesses and tell more about initiatives to empower women in coffee.
Meet the guides
Karla Boza is a specialty coffee producer and Q Grader at Finca San Antonio Amatepec in El Salvador, currently pursuing an M.S. Geography degree at Virginia Tech. She uses research to merge her passions for coffee, feminism, and transparency in the coffee industry. She is actively promoting the importance of transparency and diversity across our field through talks, articles, and interviews.
As Head of Coffee and Head Roaster at GWGC, Casey is responsible for sourcing beans from all of the incredible women they work with as well as roasting them and making them taste great. Casey is always on the search for incredible female producers to work with, building those important relationships and selecting incredible coffees not only for their taste but for the stories behind them.
Krystyna Waterhouse is a Product Analyst from the UK, working at Algrano in Zurich. Formerly working in the tech industry, she is passionate about using her experience with online marketplaces to empower users on both side of the Algrano platform. She can commonly be found conducting user research with roasters, and working closely with the development team. Outside of the office, Krystyna is all about encouraging women to unlock their physical and mental strength through the sports of powerlifting and strongman.
Luiza Furquim is Brazilian and a Sourcing Manager at Algrano. A former journalist and coffee roaster, Luiza has always been driven to find the most persuasive ways to tell the stories of coffee growers to customers. She is also passionate about giving growers the tools to own the narrative around coffee production and to have more negotiation power in the industry.