Coinciding with International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8, Peet’s Coffee has released a box set featuring three coffees from three different regions, all produced by women from seed to export-ready green. The Sisterhood Flight Collection is currently available in-store only for a limited time in select Peet’s retail locations in eight states across the country.
The three featured coffees in the flight are all dark-roasted single-origin offerings, each with distinct tasting notes provided on the packaging. The Rwanda Les Soeurs, claiming notes of berry and malt, comes from a group of 96 women farmers in Gakenke province; a fruity, floral and heavier-bodied Colombian bean comes from Café Mujeres, a 500-women group within a program created by Colombia’s Coocentral cooperative; and a chocolatey Nicaraguan offering comes from Las Hermanas, a group of 180 women in Jinotega, Nicaragua, that are part of the SOPPEXCCA cooperative, with whom Peet’s has worked for roughly 15 years.
The flight comes packaged in a bright blue box, inside which each coffee comes in an 8-ounce bag. The retail price of the flight is $24.95, and the company has announced that it will donate 10 percent of every sale to The International Women’s Coffee Alliance, up to a maximum of $10,000.
The company also announced today the launch of its 2018 Anniversary Blend, which this year is comprised of a Rwanda/DRC blend. Priced at $19.95 per pound and also only available in select Peet’s stores,
5 percent of the proceeds (up to $50,000) from this year’s Anniversary Blend will be allocated to the construction of clean water tanks at four points within Rwanda Eastern Province Gatsibo District, where the company hopes as many as 2,000 local coffee-growing families will gain much-needed access to clean, safe water.