Product Details

Cafe Femenino

Cup profile and tasting notes

Medium bodied coffee with a fine acidity, sweet aroma and hints of dark chocolate.

Coffee Cafe Femenino
Farm 1000 smallholder women farmers
Variety Bourbon / Catimor / Caturra / Typica
Process Washed
Altitude 1500 masl
Owner 1000 smallholder women farmers
City/Town Penachi
Region Penachi
Country Peru
Certification N/A


Average rating

from 7 reviews
Showing 7 of 7 reviews
Really delicious coffee - one of my favourites. Perfect for any time of day, full of flavour and not too strong.
I am writing this review while I am drinking this fine coffee at my desk at work on a Monday freshly ground at home, brought at work in an air-sealed container and made with an AeroPress. This is a fine delicate medium body (as correctly highlighted) coffee, with a mild acidity, well balanced, quite sweet and with notes of stone fruits & cocoa. A very easy going, all day coffee to be enjoyed either in morning or any other time of the day. My 4 stars instead of 5 is only because I find it less complex than other varieties and lacks this long lasting mouthfeel found elsewhere. Overall a nice delicate cup.
Bob Grainger

A fantastic coffee, draws as espresso very well. Very sweet balanced taste, getting a great crema with this coffee. Getting chocolate hits similar to other reviewers.

Love this coffee. Had it at a friends and fell in love with it! End of...had to have some for myself. Love the Chocolate hint, isn't bitter! And I can drink it with no added sugar!

Delightful,soft chocolate flavours with a hint of acidity. I order it regularly. I like that it comes from a Women's collective too.


A smooth coffee with hints of chocolote. A bit stronger than the Mexican beans but still easy to drink all day.

Tim Hart
A very nicely balanced taste - not too sweet or fruity but with a slight acidic edge. Personally, of as much importance as the very fine quality is the way the coffee is farmed and this is one I will get again.
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Our Delivery Policy

Where do we deliver?

We would deliver to Mars if we could – to reach the whole of the universe with good coffee, but it is not that simple – so for now we deliver to:

UK: Channel Islands, Isle of Man, British Forces Post Office.

Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

How long will it take?

We do not work at weekends so the term working day means Monday to Friday. If you place an order on the weekend it will not be sent out until Monday.

All orders placed before 13:00hrs 'normally' go out the same day. We do not guarantee orders go out the same day as ordered.

Royal Mail - You can order up to 2kg (7 x 250g bags) using Royal Mail first or second class - orders over 2kg will be sent using Interlink Next Day

UK Mail Next Day  - using this service you can order up to 10kg (38 x 250g bags) will ensure your order gets to you the next working day once the order is despatched from the roastery.

If you use this service you maybe required to sign for the delivery unless you elect to take responsibility for loss if left in a safe place. You will receive an email update from UKMail with a one hour delivery window and using the consignment number you track your order.

How do we keep you updated as to the status of your order.

Once you have placed your order you will receive 2 status updates - they will be:
Order confirmation – this means we have received your order and the coffee is yet to be roasted.
Shipped confirmation – this means your order has left our roastery by your chosen method.

Do we meet our delivery deadlines?

We try our best to meet the delivery deadline quoted, but on the odd occasion a parcel can be delayed due to reasons that are out of our control.

Why don't we offer free postage?

Nothing is free in life. We know you all love free postage and sometimes we do offer it as part of a promotion, but it is our policy to charge for postage. We have considered offering free postage but the costs would have to be absorbed elsewhere by you the customer. We don’t hide our postage costs.

Missing, Damaged or Incorrect Orders

We try very hard to ensure you receive your order in pristine condition. If you do not receive all your products or in the unlikely event that a product arrives damaged, please contact us via the email address within the 'contact us' section of the website.

Please note: Royal Mail does not class an international shipment as lost or missing for 28 working days unfortunately we can not take any action until this time has passed.  During that time we recommend that you ask your local sorting office / post office if they've tried to deliver (even if they haven't left a card) and ask your neighbours if your order has been left with them.  You should also check that the delivery address you gave us is correct, this can be found on your shipping confirmation email.  If your delivery still hasn't arrived after 14 working days and you have performed the above steps then please email us.

Change of Mind, Address and Cancellations

You can cancel your purchase at any time either before or up to 7 working days* following the day you receive the goods by emailing us at the address shown in the 'contact us' section of the website.

Your product must be complete and in 'as new' condition e.g. if you have opened the postal packet to examine the product you must have done so without damaging or marking the product or packaging. It must not have been used and it must  have the heat seal still in place. It should be returned with the original postal packet and packing note you received with it.

Please note that orders that have been ground to order (e.g - not whole roasted beans) may be exempt from our usual returns policy, as these represent a customised special order item. Any 'Free Gifts' received with the product must also be returned. Coffee Real will not refund the cost of postage incurred in returning a item.

If you follow the steps above you will receive a full refund of the product price and any delivery charge paid.

We cannot cancel your purchase when:

The seal has been broken on any products, or the goods were a special order to your specification.

To qualify for a refund or exchange the product must be:

In otherwise "as new" condition; and complete with any free gifts offered with it and, if possible, the original box and packaging.
This promise does not cover faults caused by accident, neglect, misuse or normal wear and tear.

If you have a coffee subscription with us please note that if you change your address and/or product profile in your account settings after the purchase date this will not update your current order, only future orders and thus you will need to notify us by email of any changes you wish to make.

Additional Information

With little money to count on, a coffee family generally prefers to invest available resources in educating the sons. The daughters stay at home and devote themselves to chores around the house and watching over the farm. They usually marry between 12 and 16 years of age and until now, women have only been allowed to participate in the domestic work of the home. If they were allowed to join work groups, it was only in a passive role.

In 2003, the first conference of Women Coffee Producers was held in Northern Peru. The concept of separating these women producers' coffee from the rest production was a new idea which came from the women themselves, searching for ideas that would improve their living conditions. The women's conferences focus on building self-esteem, leadership, and sharing experiences. The women's response to these organizational activities has been amazing, as has the support offered by community leaders.

Today there are currently well over 1000 women coffee farmers involved with the Cafe Femenino Coffee Project in Peru . The women farmers participate in all farm activities: preparing the terrain, nurseries, and the compost to fertilize the soil; preparing bio-fertilizers; as well as harvesting, de-pulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. It is very rare for women to participate in selling coffee or in deciding how the money from coffee sales will be used - all of which they do with Cafe Femenino.

The success of the Project initiated the creation of The Café Femenino Foundation, which provides grants to select programs and projects that enhance the lives of women and their families in coffee growing communities around the world.

The Penachi region is about six hours drive north of the Coastal city of Chiclayo, about 100 miles inland from the Pacific Coast lie the Andes Mountain Jungle, at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level. It is in these mountains that separate Peru from Equador, that the Penachi coffee is grown. The people in the Penachi region are from a very traditional Inca Indian culture, are very proud of their heritage, and proud to pass this heritage on their children.